Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Certified Employee Benefit Specialist Designation Schedule

 FALL 2014

Course CMS 1: Human Resources and Compensation Management
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Hofrichter, CEBS
This course covers such topics as incentive programs, total compensation approaches and strategies for their implementation, and employee rights and the applications of such right in disciplinary, discharge and termination situations. One section is devoted to labor relations, a critical function in many human resource departments. The collective bargaining process, the motivations for employees to organize, the legislative and administrative roles of the government in this process, and the impact of unionization on employers are covered in this assignment. The course concludes with a discussion of specific practices and policies of human resource management that are needed to support high-performance work systems.

Book: Managing Human Resources, 16th edition,
George Bohlander & Scott Snell,
South-Western Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN 1-111-53282-6
Additional study Material: CMS 1 Learning guide includes practice exam on CD

Textbook Ordering Information
Tuition does not include the textbooks required for the course offered or the CEBS exam. All textbooks, study materials, and exams must be ordered directly from the CEBS Department of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans or a bookseller of your choice. Allow 10-14 days for shipment of study materials. For ordering information please go to

Date and Time: Wed., September 10, 2014 thru Wed., November 12, 2014
Building and Room: TBA 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CEBS class location: CCAC, Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Online Campus Tour

To register, print registration this form and return with
check or money order made payable to “CCAC” to:
CEBS, Continuing Education Program, CCAC West Hills Center,
1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

Registering by phone please call 412.369.3701
Or go online to
Located under the Business/Career tab
Call 412.369.3701 for Out-of-State rates.

For information about the CEBS Program please call or email:
Beverly Stellfox 412.788.7385
CCAC, West Hills Center
CEBS Program
Center for Professional Development
1000 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071

Allegheny Campus
Contact Us

Beverly Stellfox

Phone: 412.788.7385

Textbooks and Exam Information

Textbooks and study materials must be ordered from the CEBS Department of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans or an outside source.

To order study material or to register for exams, contact: CEBS Program 18700 West Bluemound Road P.O. Box 1270 Brookfield WI 53008-1270 262.786.6710 ext. 8579

All CEBS exams are administered through the CEBS Foundation at a local testing site. You must also be registered with the Foundation before you can register for an exam.