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Human Resource Professional

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Degree Type
18-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

Time to Degree
1 year

Start Date
August / January / June

How You'll Learn

  • Hybrid
  • 8-Week Courses
  • Daytime
  • Evening

Matching the right employees with the right positions and effectively managing personnel contribute to a company’s overall success. Develop skills in the recruitment, development and evaluation of employees. Cultivate management abilities in planning, organizing, controlling and directing the work of others. Explore employer liabilities and legalities, and gain familiarity with employment law.

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

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Potential Careers

Those who work in human resources roles must be good listeners, maintain confidentiality, have strong organizational skills and be able to deal with workplace conflicts. If you have empathy and compassion toward others, can be objective and impartial as well as analytical, a career in human resources may be right for you.

  • Compensation Benefits Coordinator
  • Training and Development Coordinator
  • Human Relations Payroll Assistant
High School Eligibility

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

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Career Salaries

$28,800 - $41,400 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Financial Aid

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. An accelerated learning environment blends interactive in-class activities with online learning. Evening class offerings accommodate the working adult.
  2. This program uses SHRM competencies and is aligned with the National Association of African American Human Resources Professionals (NAAAHR - Milwaukee).

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