Human ResourcesWorkforce Continuing Education

Whether you are ready to pursue certification or looking to advance your foundational HR knowledge, we have the programs to meet your needs.

Fully online courses designed to accommodate busy professionals seeking to educate themselves about HR on their own schedules, at times convenient for them. Courses consist of expert instruction from an HR Attorney and SHRM-SCP® certified instructor-utilizing videos, webinars and SHRM Learning System® materials.

All you need for these courses is a computer, internet access and the desire to learn.



Course Offerings

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Backed by the Society for Human Resource Management’s track record of providing quality HR training, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. In less than 20 hours of training time, you can cover the issues you need to reduce the risk of potentially costly lawsuits.

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course can help companies increase HR knowledge that is critical to overall business success. This program:

  • Reduces the company’s risk of potential high-cost litigation.
  • Promotes a consistent understanding of the HR function to non-Human Resources.
  • Offers professional development for divisional or departmental supervisors to ensure HR compliance.
  • Develops a common dictionary of HR terms for the entire organization.
  • Enhances the importance of the HR function within the company.
  • Offers online and in-person opportunities.



Course Details

  • HRPO1000: 8 hours 0.8 CEUs
  • Cost: $550; Out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee
  • Minimum of 4 students required for class


Marie Hall Academic Building, Rm, 185
Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705

More Information and Registration

Online Dates

FALL 2024

September 10 - October 22
Registration Deadline: September 6

Course Details

  • HRPO1000: 17 hours 1.7 CEUs
  • Cost: $925; Out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee
  • Online 6 weeks course
  • Minimum of 4 students required for class
  • Access to online course materials included in the course cost

More about "Essentials of HR Management"

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Get the knowledge you need to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam from an approved SHRM provider and prepare to earn the most recognized HR credential in the world.

This program prepares you to become a trailblazer in your field. Gain the credentials, knowledge and skill set that magnifies your value as an employee while enhancing your income and your employer’s revenue.


This course is ideal for HR professionals preparing to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. Check out the SHRM eligibility criteria to ensure you qualify to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.


  • Earn a credential that sets you apart from your colleagues.

  • Boost your earning power and increase your chances of landing a new job or promotion.
    • SHRM-certified professionals report earning higher annual salaries – nearly $18,000 more for SHRM-SCP and $7,000 more for SHRM-CP.
  • Become a recognized expert and leader in human resources field.
    • 58 percent of managers of SHRM-certified credential holders look to them for their enhanced efficiency and tendency toward leadership.
  • Keep yourself and your organization more competitive in today's economy.
    • 68 percent of SHRM-certified professionals report that their credential was a key factor in receiving a promotion.


  • Benefit from an experienced HR attorney and SHRM-certified instructor.
  • Learn faster and retain more knowledge with the SHRM Learning System, the No. 1 certification prep tool.
  • Access web-based study tools and practice exams.
  • Earn continuing education contact hours/CEUs or SHRM Recertification credits.
  • Register on an open-enrollment basis — no application required.
  • Participate in convenient live online classes on weeknights or Saturdays.

Course Details

  • HRPO2030: 35 hours, 3.5 CEUs
  • Online 12-week course
  • Cost: $1,349; Out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee
  • Access to online course materials included in the course cost

This program is not offered in person at this time.

Online Dates

FALL 2024

September 24 - December 10
Registration Deadline: September 20.

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Contact Debra Campbell

(432) 681-6335

Midland College Workforce Continuing Education is dedicated to training and developing our local workforce to meet the needs of our unique and ever-changing regional economy. Our mission is to foster economic growth by providing quality lifelong education and professional development opportunities that keep our workforce on the cutting edge of industry.



MC Workforce CE Office


Monday - Friday
8 am to 5 pm


Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
MC Main Campus
Midland, TX 79705
Building Floor Plan (pdf)


Debra Campbell
(432) 681-6335