Human Resources

Associate Degree
10-116-1

The Human Resources Program prepares students to assist small to mid-sized organizations in effectively recruiting, developing, and utilizing their human resources. Students learn how to maximize the human potential for the benefit of the organization. This field of employment requires knowledge and skills in the following areas: occupational job analysis, compensation, benefits, training, staffing, employee relations, safety, and human resources informations systems. Careers such as HR Generalists or HR Specialists can be found in any non-profit, service or manufacturing organization. Human Resource Specialists can focus on areas such as employee recruitment/interviewing, employee training and development, wages and compensation, benefits, employee wellness, and occupational analysis. Students will have an opportunity to prepare for various related certifications such as from the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) and OSHA.

Program Outcomes

  • Recruit and interview qualified candidates for available positions.
  • Coordinate and conduct new employee orientations.
  • Maintain personnel records and human resources information systems.
  • Administer payroll and benefit programs.
  • Organize health and safety programs.
  • Coordinate employee training and education.
  • Plan and implement employee relations activities.
  • Understand employment law in order to assist managers and supervisors.
  • Provide leadership with employee relations and EEO initiatives.
  • Assist HR managers in larger organizations.

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • HR Manager/Coordinator/Administrator
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Coordinator
  • Employment and Placement Specialist
  • Recruitment Specialist
  • Labor Relations Specialist

View the entire course listing.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
116-168 Organizational Development 3
103-128 Introduction to Microsoft Office Suites 2
116-193 Human Resource Management 3
801-195 Written Communication 3
804-134 Mathematical Reasoning 3
 Credits17
Semester 2
102-109 Business Careers Planning and Business Communication 3
116-103 Employment Law 3
116-108 Health and Safety 3
116-116 Staffing Organizations 3
801-198 Speech 3
 Credits15
Semester 3
116-102 Training and Development 3
116-115 Compensation and Benefits 3
116-119 Labor Relations 3
101-111 Accounting I 4
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits16
Semester 4
116-138 Human Resource Practium 3
116-152 3
101-135 Payroll Accounting 2
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
102-115 Management Principles 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits62

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
809-196Introduction to Sociology3
804-134Mathematical Reasoning3
801-198Speech3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3