Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Human Resources (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business / Business, Management & Administration Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-116-1

For Information: 414-297-6395
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

 

Overview — Develop the entry-level human resources skills that help companies successfully manage employees'  talent, abilities and needs to achieve an organization's goals.

Specialized areas in the profession include recruitment, selection, training and development, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits. 

 

Career Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.


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

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

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

   

(3)

 

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 3    
 

 
  (or) Any 200-series NATSCI course      
 
 
MATH-107 College Mathematics ‡ 3    
 

 
  (or) Any 200-series MATH course      
 
 
ECON-195 Economics 3    
 
 
  (or) Any 200-series ECON course      
 

 


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.


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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated April 2017.