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Program Description

The Human Resources Associate Degree program provides a well-rounded study in the Human Resources profession within the context of the fundamentals of a business organization, finance, management and related studies. This program provides the learner with training in a broad range of Human Resource topics including: employment law, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations, and safety programs.

Starting Salary

$25,487–$30,285
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

Available

100% Online

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Facilitate effective employee relations
  • Examine organizational total rewards programs
  • Incorporate employment law into business practices
  • Develop training programs
  • Create an organizational workforce plan

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Staffing Coordinator
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Payroll/Benefits Coordinator
  • Hiring Coordinator
  • Human Resources Generalist

Courses

The Human Resources Associate Degree is a 60–61 credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

MANAGING SAFETY & RISK IN BUSINESS 3.00
SUPERVISION & MANAGEMENT SKILLS 3.00
MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES & LABOR RELATIONS 3.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

EXCEL LEVEL1 1.00
WORD LEVEL 1 1.00
MEETING FACILITATION 1.00
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT 3.00
LEADING CHANGE AND DIVERSITY 3.00
TRAINING & TALENT DEVELOPMENT 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00

Third Term

WAGE, SALARY AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION 3.00
EFFECTIVE STAFFING 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00
ACCOUNTING 1 4.00
ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Fourth Term

PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 3.00
EMPLOYMENT LAW 3.00
EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION 3.00
HUMAN RESOURCE ANALYTICS 2.00
HUMAN RESOURCE CAPSTONE 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
SPEECH 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Colorado State University - Global Business Management
Colorado State University - Global Human Services
Colorado State University - Global Information Technology
Colorado State University - Global Project Management
Lakeland University Accounting
Lakeland University Business Administration
Lakeland University Communication
Lakeland University Computer Science
Lakeland University Criminal Justice
Lakeland University Food Safety and Quality
Lakeland University Hospitality Management
Lakeland University Management Information System
Lakeland University Marketing
Lakeland University Organizational Management
Lakeland University Psychology
Milwaukee School of Engineering Bachelor of Business Administration in Technical Sales
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Purdue University Global BS in Business Administration
Purdue University Global BS in Health Care Administration
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
UW Green Bay B.A.S Organizational Leadership
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership
UW Stout BS in Career, Technical Education and Training
UW Stout BS in Management

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. The $30.00 application fee is being waived at this time.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.