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Human Resources

10-116-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Accelerated Format Only Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Human resources professionals help managers and directors find, train and motivate employees. In this program you will gain skills to recruit individuals and coordinate hiring and orientation processes for new employees. You’ll learn how to maintain important personnel records and how to administer safety, training, and recognition programs. In this career field, your duties may include developing and implementing compensation and benefits packages and overseeing legal compliance. Also learn about employment law, labor relations, insurance administration and budgeting for human resources functions. You will be well equipped for this rewarding and important career field.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (39 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Business, Introduction to
10-102-112
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.
Business Ethics
10-116-155
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores ethical considerations and sustainability issues across business areas such as human resources, accounting and marketing. Examines the differences between legal and ethical decision making.
Coreq: College Success: On Course 10890100
Human Resources Management
10-116-193
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers the supervisor's role in human resources planning. Topics include human resource development, employee selection, performance appraisals, compensation, training, labor relations, organizational productivity, motivation, teamwork and affirmative action.
College Success: On Course
10-890-100
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. On Course helps you learn a number of proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional and personal success. You will discover how to create a rich, fulfilling life by developing new beliefs and behaviors. College Success: On Course empowers you to make wise choices in your academic and personal life which leads to improved experiences and outcomes.
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Employment Law
10-116-150
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces employment and labor law. This course emphasizes human resource management and labor relations. It explores employment and labor and social issues in the work environment through the laws that govern the employer/union and employer/employee relationships.
Recruiting and Hiring
10-116-154
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on recruitment, selection and hiring practices. This course examines what today's workforce expects and how to efficiently use the recruitment budget. All steps of the hiring process are reviewed. This material supplements the legal aspects of the employment process.
Introduction to Diversity Studies
10-809-172
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Develops workplace skills needed to work with diverse groups of people. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives. Students examine their biases and gain awareness of differences and common ground shared. The course emphasizes how personal and cultural diversity enhances the effectiveness of work groups.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Payroll
10-101-194
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Presents payroll calculation and preparation of payroll. Topics include federal and state laws, calculation and payment of payroll taxes, completion of government forms. Proficiency with electronic calculators is recommended.
Prereq: Financial Accounting 10101180 or admitted to Human Resource plan or not pursuing a degree
Compensation and Benefits
10-116-153
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the compensation and benefit elements that comprise total compensation. This course covers base pay, merit pay and variable pay programs and examines such benefits as government regulation, group welfare plans, pension plans and flexible benefit plans.
Principles of Budgeting for HR
10-116-168
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explore and assess the financial information required to analyze and interpret financial documents pertinent to the Human Resource field. While an emphasis is placed on budgeting and the budgeting process, it is not intended to be an in-depth study of the accounting field.
Human Resources Internship
10-116-123
2Credit
90
36
90 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Provides on-the-job supervised Human Resources work experience in various businesses. Weekly in-school seminars emphasize career-related topics. Each student completes a minimum of 72 hours working as an intern. Completion of a minimum of 34 program credits is highly recommended.
Technology in Human Resources
10-116-152
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Examines current technology available to create efficiencies in human resource processes such as recruiting, record keeping, performance management and training. Students will explore an HRIS software program.
Training Design and Measurement
10-116-160
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explains the fundamentals of training and development coordination. It includes terminology, levels of learning, matching training providers with organization needs, organizing materials and environments to maximize learning, measuring completion of objectives, and communication with employees.
Employee and Labor Relations
10-116-105
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores employee relations efforts in both unionized and non-union organizations.

General Studies (18 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 46+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 16+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree
Economics
10-809-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Intro to Sociology
10-809-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the basic concepts of the intercultural discipline of sociology. Emphasis is placed on culture, socialization and social stratification. The course also looks at five institutions: family, politics, economics, religion and education. Additional topics include demography, deviance, technology, environmental social issues, and social change and organization.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Problem Solving
10-196-131
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Presents basic problem-solving techniques. Emphasizes the importance of identifying the real problem, identifying the causes, looking at alternative solutions, arriving at a solution and following up to ensure implementation.
Safety, Principles of
10-196-121
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Explains the supervisor's role in developing and implementing safety procedures and accident prevention programs in all types of work environments. It includes ergonomics, office safety, health care costs and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
Spanish 1
10-802-100
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Presents an introductory approach to conversation using everyday work and social situations. This course provides students with the basic vocabulary, grammar, and cultural understanding needed for interacting with Spanish speakers at home and abroad.
Lean Tools
10-623-195
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.
Spreadsheets, Beginning
10-101-145
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.
Coreq: MS Office Suite, Intro (10103120) or Microcomputer Applications (10107150) OR not pursuing a degree

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