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Degree Type
60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

Time to Degree
2 years

Start Date
August / January / June

How You'll Learn

  • Hybrid
  • 8-Week Courses
  • Evening

Human resources adds value to an organization by managing its most important resource – people. HR professionals attract, recruit and hire staff; provide details about programs and benefits; maintain employment records; and work with payroll. Explore employment law, employee training and development, compensation and benefits administration, labor relations, and wellness and safety initiatives.

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
    • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
    • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
    • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
    • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

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

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Contact Us

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Potential Careers

Human resources professionals deal with the people who make an organization run. They must be good listeners, handle workplace conflict with ease, adhere to confidentiality rules and possess strong organizational skills. If you are empathetic and compassionate toward others, can be objective as well as analytical, a human resources career 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

$47,500 - $83,000 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. Practice skills through simulated workplace projects, including the hiring process, compensation and benefits, training and development, employment law and corporate culture.
  2. Earn two degrees in three years by combining Human Resources with Leadership Development. Learn more about this dual degree option.
  3. This program uses SHRM competencies and is aligned with Jefferson County SHRM (JCHRMA) and the National Association of African American Human Resources Professionals (NAAAHR-Milwaukee).

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