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Human Resources

About Human Resources

The Human Resources career learning area includes a wide range of career clusters that weave together work in the areas that focus on people and their needs, growth development, safety and well-being. Those who work in the Human Resources field need a common foundation of knowledge and skills, including the ability to:

  • assess the complex dilemmas facing individuals and groups in unique situations
  • identify and weigh options and possibilities
  • act in ways that are effective and socially-responsible.

Careers in this area are very diverse and range, for example, from education to corrections, from law and government to fire and safety professions, and from child development to national security.

--Oregon Department of Education

These high school programs are related to the Human Resources career area:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Civic & Community Services
  • Leadership (Student Government
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Leadership
  • Public Service
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fire Science
  • Leadership


Here are five ideas for you to look into in the Hillsboro area:


The following courses enable you to earn credits in high school and at Portland Community College:

Century High School

  • Child Development 3
  • Child Development 4

Glencoe High School

  • Child Development 3
  • Child Development 4


Hillsboro High School

  • Child Development 2
  • Child Development 3, 4


Liberty High School

  • Child Development 3
  • Child Development 4
  • Fire Science 1
  • Fire Science 2