Human Resource Management | Western Technical College

Human Resource Management

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

101162

Credits: 

63.00
Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall

If you enjoy helping others, and you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers both variety and opportunity, explore the Human Resource Management program. Jobs in this field provide an opportunity to interact with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings. The success of any organization depends on getting the right person in the right job, and in this role you can make a huge impact. The program covers the seven key areas of HR: safety, employment law, training, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, international human resources, and staffing. Positions are available in business, manufacturing, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

As an HR professional, you may find yourself recruiting and selecting employees, implementing compensation systems, developing employment policies, creating training programs, promoting safety, monitoring compliance with employment law, strategic planning, employee relations, and measuring employee satisfaction.

*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Human Resource Management

This program will cost about $9,800* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Human Resource Management 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates20
Graduates Responding19
Employed in Related Occupation12
Employed in Non-related Occupations7
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding012
Average Hours Per Week41
Median Hourly Wage$19.63
Hourly Wage Range $13.50-$31.25
Median Annual Salary $42,554.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Client Services Assistant Human Resources; Oasis A Paychex Company, Edina, MN
  • Executive Administrator; Ho-Chunk Nation - Justice Department, Black River Falls, WI
  • Human Resources Assistant; City of La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
  • HR Coordinator; NORD Gear Corporation, Waunakee, WI
  • Operational Administrative Support; Kaiyuh Services LLC, Sparta, WI
  • Employment Specialist; Express Employment Professionals, Winona, MN
  • Administrative Assistant; Andersen Corporation, Bayport, MN
  • Human Resources & Training Manager; Fleet Farm, Winona, MN
  • Employment Specialist II; Aurora Community Services, La Crosse, WI
  • H.E.R.O. Specialist; Citizens State Bank, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

Staffing Consultant/Recruiter
Human Resource Generalist/Assistant
Benefits Specialist
Talent Acquisition Specialist
HR Assistant/Payroll Coordinator
Recruiting Coordinator

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Create an organizational workforce plan
  • Develop training programs
  • Examine organizational total rewards programs
  • Incorporate employment law into business practices
  • Facilitate effective employee relations

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Transfer Agreements

Franklin University
Silver Lake College
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Viterbo University

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