Human Resource Management | Western Technical College

Human Resource Management

Associate Degree

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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.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Human Resource Management

This program will cost about $10,100* 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

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

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

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Transfer Agreements

Franklin University
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Viterbo University

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