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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.

Technical Studies (39 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Business, Introduction to
10-102-112
3
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
3
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
3
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
1
This course prepares students for the unexpected ways in which college differs from other levels of schooling, and sharpens skills that are easily transferable to work, home and career. Students learn proven tools, tips and techniques that make the goal of college completion easier, more fun, and more personally rewarding. The best time to take this is 1st semester.
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2
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
3
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
3
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
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Payroll
10-101-194
2
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
3
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
3
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
2
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
2
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
3
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
3
Explores employee relations efforts in both unionized and non-union organizations.

General Studies (18 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3
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: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Economics
10-809-195
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Sociology
10-809-196
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Problem Solving
10-196-131
2
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
2
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
3
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
2
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
1
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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