Thursday – October 30, 2014

 

Human Resources
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-116-1

For Information: 414-297-MATC

Overview — This associate degree program provides students with the basic skills that help companies facilitate the process of managing human talent to achieve an organization's goals. Specialized areas in the profession include recruitment, selection, training and development, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits. 

Organizations require knowledgeable and competent employees to help build and leverage their infrastructure to maintain sustainability as well as a competitive advantage. That advantage will be determined by their ability to effectively utilize their most valuable asset — their human capital.

Career Outlook — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Outlook data indicates that overall employment is projected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. 

Legislation and court rulings revising standards in various areas, such as occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, wages, healthcare, retirement plans and family leave, will increase demand for human resources, training, and labor relations experts. Rising healthcare costs and a growing number of healthcare coverage options should continue to spur demand for specialists to develop compensation and benefits packages.


Program Learning Outcomes
— Students will learn:

  • The foundation and appropriate administration of employment law
  • The application of effective recruitment and selection processes
  • Comprehensive strategies for training and development of employees
  • The fundamentals of effective compensation and benefits administration
  • Critical employee relations strategies and the labor relations process
  • The importance of health, wellness and safety initiatives within an organization

Preparation for Admission - The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment  

 

Future Opportunities - If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

 

Possible Careers:
Affirmative Action and EEO Specialist
Benefits Specialist
Compensation Specialist
Employment Specialist
Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Specialist
Recruitment Specialist
Retirement Plan Specialist
Staffing Specialist
Training and Development Specialist
Training Program Coordinator


Related Programs:
Business Management
Supervisory Management — Accelerated

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 


( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 


(1)

 

HRMGT-193

Human Resource Management

3

 


(1)


BADM-134

Business Organization and Management

3



(1)   HRMGT-192
Strategic Management

3

 

 
(1)   COMPSW-106 Introduction to Microsoft Office
      3
   



(or) COMPSW-137 & COMPSW-139
and OFTECH-128 & OFTECH-129




(2)

 

HRMGT-133

Legal Issues and Employment Law

3

 


(2)

 

RBUS-102

Math of Business

3

 


(2)


HRMGT-169

Diversity and Change Management

3



(2)


HRMGT-196

Recruiting and Selection

3



(2)

 

MGTDEV-190

Leadership Development

3

 


(3)

 

MGTDEV-195

Managerial Communications

3

 


(3)


HRMGT-197

Employee Training and Development ‡

3



(3)


ACCTG-143

Payroll Accounting Applications

3



(4)


HRMGT-198

Business Ethics

3



(4)


HRMGT-194

Fundamentals of Compensation

3



(4)


HRMGT-170

Employee Relations and Labor Relations

3



(4)


HRMGT-136

Safety in the Workplace

3



 

 

 

 

 

 


GENERAL STUDIES

 

 



 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 



 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 


 

 

 

(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 


             
    NATSCI-167
Science of Technology
(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course
     3
   
             
             
    MATH-107
College Mathematics ‡
(or) Any 200-series MATH course
     3
   
             
             
    ECON-195
Economics
(or) Any 200-series ECON course
     3
   








 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 


 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 



 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 


 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 



 TOTAL CREDITS: 69




‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.