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What Should I Expect from the HR Assistant Program?

Chabot's Human Resources Assistant program is the only program of its type among community colleges in the Bay Area.  The program is specifically designed and focused to prepare you for an exciting entry-level career in human resources for profit, non-profit, or government organizations. You will perform paraprofessional administrative support work in a human resources area.

Nature of Work (from Occupation Outlook Handbook)

Human resources assistants keep records of a company's employees. These records have facts, such as each worker's name, address, job title, pay, and health insurance benefits and other benefits. Every day, human resources assistants update information and answer questions about employees. They also may create reports for managers.

Some human resources assistants answer the phone or open mail. Some help to hire workers. They sometimes do research on the Internet to find qualified applicants for jobs. They tell people about job openings. They get information from job applicants about their education and work experience. They give out tests and explain the company's rules. They ask for references from present or past employers. They call or write to applicants to tell them whether or not they got the job.

Job Growth Projections and Salary Level (from California Employment Development Department)

In California, the salary for human resources assistants ranges between $34,507 and $52,000 with annual mean earnings of $43,472.




Business 7 (Accounting for Small Business) 3  
Business 21 (Human Resources Management) 3  

Computer Application Systems 50 (Introduction to Computer Application Systems) or Computer Application Systems 54 (Microsoft Excel) or Computer Science 8 (Computer Literacy)


Computer Application Systems 58 (Introduction to Microsoft Access)

Business 8 (Payroll Accounting)   3
Business 14 (Business Communications)   3

Business 22 (Introduction to Management) 

TOTAL   21

The above listing is a suggested sequence only.  Some courses may have prerequisites.  Students may take courses in any sequence except where a prerequisite applies.

Program-Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

  • 1.  Understand and apply knowledge of human resources to a modern organization, including employment laws, staffing, compensation, training, development, workforce evaluation, motivation, and labor relationships.
     Create effective oral and written business communications using modern communication technologies.
    Identify the basics of information technology and apply software applications to manage of human resources.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for these programs

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