MCC in Top 10 for SHRM Professional Development Course for 2023

An aerial view of the Bedford campus of Middlesex Community College. (Courtesy of MCC)

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

“For more than 14 years, SHRM/HC has been an incredible partner to MCC in providing high-quality training to HR professionals,” said Judy Burke, MCC vice president of Institutional Advancement and Workforce Development. “Employers, employees and job seekers across the state come to MCC for life-changing professional development opportunities that jump-start and advance their careers. We are proud to serve the community and receive this Top 10 SHRM enrollment achievement!”

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

“We were thrilled to receive recognition from SHRM/HC for our SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management course,” said Audrey Nahabedian, Dean of Workforce Development. “The program is part of our Community Education and Training division and provides individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to get hired or advance their existing careers in human resources. We look forward to continuing to offer this award-winning program and more professional development offerings in areas 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 acquire fundamental knowledge in addition to an introduction to behavioral competencies that are essential for success. The course is aimed at current and novice employees who are starting in HR.

Throughout the course, students will 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 completed, the student will receive a certificate of completion.

The next part of the course will take place from 9am to 4.30pm on Friday 3 and Friday 10 May at MCC’s Bedford campus. Visit or email [email protected] for more information.