Human Resources

70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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The human resource function adds significant value to an organization by managing a company’s most valuable resource – its people. HR professionals attract, recruit and hire staff, working to match them with positions that are the right fit for the employer and the employee. They provide details about company programs and benefits, maintain employment records, work with payroll and handle administrative duties that directly impact staff. In the Human Resource program, learn employment law, training and development of employees, compensation and benefits administration, labor relations supporting bargaining agreements, and wellness and safety initiatives.

  • Prepare for jobs such as compensation benefits coordinator, training and development coordinator or human relations payroll assistant.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school business courses.
  • The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) – student chapter provides networking opportunities and resources in the human resource field.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $39,000-$62,000
    • Average Salary: $47,500
    • Median Salary: $46,500
    • Average Entry-Level Salary: $62,000
    • Average Hourly Wage: $22.08
    • Three-year Average Salary: $47,500

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 106-110 Microcomputer Bus Apps I3  
 196-120 Accel Orientation1  
 196-191 Principles of Management3  
 196-193 Human Resource Management3  
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 804-123 Math w Business Apps3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-128 Wellness & Benefit Plans3  
 196-165 Employee Train and Develop3  
 196-185 Principles of Negotiation3  
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
 Elective 3  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-125 Management of Customer Service3  
 196-127 Compensation and Benefits3  
 196-130 Safety Management3  
 196-190 Leadership Development3  
 809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies3  
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 106-117 Records and Information Mgmt3  
 196-139 State Labor Law3  
 196-142 Federal Labor Law3  
 196-196 Human Resources Capstone3  
 102-105 Fundamentals of Insurance3 *
 809-195 Economics3+ 
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

106-110 Microcomputer Bus Apps I 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities


Program Name

Credits Awarded

Alverno CollegeBA in Business Managementup to 70
Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 67
Capella UniversityBachelor of Science in Business, Business Administrationup to 90
Cardinal StritchBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management of Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management, Bachelor of Science in Human Service Management67
Colorado State University-Global CampusBachelor Degreeup to 64
Concordia UniversityBachelor of Arts, Human Resources Management67
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Herzing UniversityBachelor of Science in Business Administrationup to 58
Marquette University-College of Professional StudiesBachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizationsup to 60
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership60

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Mike Previte

Mike Previte

Phone: 262.691.5038


  • BS, Merrimack College
  • MBA, University of Notre Dame


  • Covey trainer
  • National SHRM member

Teaching Philosophy

"I have a passion for teaching and coaching students to get ready for the workplace!"