Human Resources

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 10-116-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Human Resources Degree


Gain entry-level skills in a variety of areas related to the human resources profession, including recruitment, selection, training and development, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits. 

New legislation and court rulings are expected to increase demand for human resources personnel and labor relations experts.

This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

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Gain entry-level skills in a variety of areas related to the human resources profession, including recruitment, selection, training and development, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits. 

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) BADM-106 MS Office for Business Applications 3
(1) BADM-134 Business Organization and Management 3
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
(1) HRMGT-193 Human Resource Management 3
(1) HRMGT-198 Business Ethics 3
(2) BADM-110 Business Communications With Technology 3
(2) HRMGT-133 Legal Issues and Employment Law 3
(2) HRMGT-196 Recruiting and Selection 3
(2) MATH-123 Math With Business Applications ‡ 3
(2) MATH-134 Mathematical Reasoning
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
(3) ACCTG-142 Payroll Accounting 2
(3) ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
(3) HRMGT-136 Safety in the Workplace 3
(3) HRMGT-169 Diversity and Change Management 3
(3) HRMGT-197 Employee Training and Development 3
(3) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI course
(4) HRMGT-170 Employee Relations and Labor Relations 3
(4) HRMGT-194 Fundamentals of Compensation 3
(4) LOGMGT-105 Enterprise Resource Planning 3
(4) MGTDEV-190 Leadership Development 3
(4) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

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

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Cost & Aid Deadlines

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Program Outcomes

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

Career Outlook

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.

Possible Careers

Benefits Specialist
Compensation Specialist
Human Resources Coordinator
Recruitment Specialist
Staffing Specialist
Training Program Coordinator
Employment Specialist
Human Resources Specialist
Retirement Plan Specialist
Training and Development Specialist
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist


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Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/24/2020