Human Resources

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Online 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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Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
BADM-106 MS Office for Business Applications 3
ENG-195 Written Communication ‡
(or) Any 200-level ENG course
HRMGT-133 Legal Issues and Employment Law 3
HRMGT-193 Human Resource Management 3
HRMGT-198 Business Ethics 3
BADM-134 Business Organization and Management 3
HRMGT-196 Recruiting and Selection 3
LDRSHP-195 Communication Strategies for Leaders 3
MATH-134 Mathematical Reasoning
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
ACCTG-142 Payroll Accounting 2
ENG-197 Technical Reporting ‡
(or) SPEECH-210 Conflict and Communication
HRMGT-136 Safety in the Workplace 3
HRMGT-169 Diversity and Change Management 3
HRMGT-197 Employee Training and Development 3
LDRSHP-190 Leadership Development 3
HRMGT-124 Human Capital Analysis ‡ 3
HRMGT-170 Employee Relations and Labor Relations 3
HRMGT-194 Fundamentals of Compensation 3
LOGMGT-105 Enterprise Resource Planning 3
SOCSCI-103 Think Critically and Creatively
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI 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.

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Upon completion of specified coursework, students may be eligible for the following digital badge(s):

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Events Calendar

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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Last updated: 03/20/2024