Human Resources

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 $5 to course fee
  • Minimum of 4 students required for class


Brown Conference Hall
Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705

More Information and Registration

Online Dates


February 6 - March 26
Registration Deadline: February 2

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"

Topics Include

An in-depth exploration of the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge® (SHRM BASK®), the foundation of the materials tested on the SHRM exams.

  • Customized Study Plan: Your instructor will help you make the most of your customized study plan to optimize your valuable study time and keep you on track for your upcoming SHRM Certification exam date. As you progress through the course and complete your learning activities, you’ll see your study plan update in real time and get motivating reminders to keep you on track for success.

  • Online Topic Cards:  Visualize your study plan through a series of course topic cards depicting SHRM BASK topics. As you move through the course materials, click on a card to access a topic overview or more in-depth study activities. As you complete a topic, another will take its place in your study plan. To sync your personal studies with the course syllabus, simply drag and drop topic cards on and off your study plan.

  • Online Learning: Fill your knowledge and competency gaps with interactive online reading content (with optional audio segments) that teaches the entire SHRM BASK. Then, assess your understanding with flashcards and periodic quizzes. Based on your results, the Learning System will either guide you forward to the next topic or provide you with suggested content for further review.

  • Practice Questions: Test your knowledge and increase exam day confidence with 2,700+ practice questions presented through online quizzes and a practice exam that includes questions previously used on actual SHRM Certification exams.

  • Bonus Resources: Throughout our course, you’ll have support from your SHRM-certified instructor who can provide a broad range of guidance to prepare you for exam day, Additionally, your SHRM Learning System includes a digital copy of Ace Your SHRM Certification Exam study guide, which includes study guidance, test taking tips as well as additional practice questions.

Course Details

  • HRPO2030: 35 hours, 3.5 CEUs
  • Online 12-week course
  • Cost: $1,349; Out-of-state participants add $5 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


February 13 - April 9
Registration Deadline: February 8

FALL 2024

October 15 - December 10
Registration Deadline: February 11

More about "Exam Prep"



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