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human resources


    Video: Human Resources

    Program Number: 10-116-1
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

    Program Description

    The Human Resources associate of applied science degree prepares you with general skills in communication, human relations and business fundamentals. You will also develop specific skills in the Human Resource areas of recruiting; coordinating the hiring, benefits, and training and orientation process; maintaining personnel records; safety; and planning company special events and functions.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $36,397

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

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

    Career Opportunities

    • Human Resource Management
    • Human Resources Generalist
    • Recruiter and Talent Acquisition
    • Human Resource Training and Development
    • Human Resource Coordinator
    • Benefits Specialist

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
    • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Term 1
    102-110Introduction to Business3
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    196-189Team Building and Problem Solving3
    196-193Human Resource Management3
    801-136English Composition 13
    890-101**College 1012
    Term 2
    101-141Payroll Accounting3
    106-135Business Technology and Innovation3
    106-182Information Management3
    196-136Safety in the Workplace3
    196-164Personal Skills for the Workplace3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    Term 3
    102-120Principles of Management3
    116-152Orientation and Training3
    116-154Recruiting and Hiring3
    196-134Legal Issues in the Workplace3
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Term 4
    105-150Business Practice Firm3
     - OR - 
    105-152Business Practicum3
    116-151Employee Relations3
    116-156Compensation and Benefits3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements66

    General Education Options

    View the Human Resources General Education Course Options.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.