MCC in top 10 for SHRM professional development course for 2023


The Society for Human Resource Management and Holmes Corp. named Middlesex Community College in the Top 10 Enrollments for the Essentials of HR course. Among colleges, universities and community colleges nationwide, Middlesex was named the No. 7 recipient for its SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management course.

“For over 14 years, SHRM/HC have been an incredible partner to MCC in helping to provide high-quality coursework to HR professionals,” said MCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Workforce Development Judy Burke. “Employers, employees and job-seekers across the state come to MCC for life-changing professional development opportunities that jumpstart and advance their careers. We’re proud to serve the community and to receive this Top 10 SHRM Enrollment achievement!”

MCC accepted the award during the virtual SHRM Education Partner Learning Connection event on Feb. 8. Middlesex and HC/SHRM collaborate on professional development and certificate programs for HR professionals of local businesses and organizations.

“We were thrilled to earn the recognition from SHRM/HC for our SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management course,” said Dean of Workforce Development Audrey Nahabedian. “Part of our Community Education and Training division, the program provides individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to get hired or enhance their existing careers in human resources. We look forward to continuing to offer this award-winning program and more professional development offerings in fields, such as healthcare, leadership and information technology.”

MCC’s SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management course provides a detailed overview of all aspects of HR. Participants gain foundational knowledge in addition to an introduction to behavioral competencies essential to success. The course is geared toward current and entry-level employees who are starting out in HR.

Throughout the course, students learn topics related to the HR function, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, learning and development, performance management and employment law. Once the course and modules are finished, student are awarded a certificate of completion.

The next section of the course will run 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and Friday, May 10 on MCC’s Bedford campus. Visit or email [email protected] for more information.


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