Human Resources

Human Resources

Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-116-1

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.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024

Summer 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: June 3, 2024

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any laptop

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 admissions@wctc.edu.

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Enrollment Counselor.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at enroll@wctc.edu.

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

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

$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.

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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Program Pathway

Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Human Resources Pathway

Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced high school classes, previous ollege coursework, self-study, military training work or volunteer experience.

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Associate Degree
  • Human Resources (this program)

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

More Credit Opportunities

High School Dual Credit

Dual enrollment offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields while earning college credits.

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Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired through prior coursework, work experience and more.

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Concordia University - WisconsinBA Human Resources Managementup to 60
Lakeland UniversityBA Business Administration (Human Resource Management or Cooperative Education)Junior standing, 20% tuition discount
Mount Mary UniversityBA Sociology: Nonprofit Leadership60+electives

There are currently no general college credit agreements for Human Resources. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

 

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