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ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Human Resources Administration

Course Description

Graduates with an associate’s degree in Human Resources Administration qualify for entry-level positions, such as basic human resources generalists. Human Resources Administration associate’s degree holders often also enter into specialized human resources roles in private, public and nonprofit organizations; human resource clerks, Human Resources assistants and assistant recruiters are some of the most popular jobs. Others work as training and development coordinators, payroll assistants and compensation or benefits specialists.

After completing the Associate Degree in Human Resources Administration program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with various elements of human resource management, including compensation, labor relations, recruiting, staffing, training, and performance management.
  • Discuss why training and development are important to the success of an enterprise and how training and development are successfully carried out in an enterprise.
  • Identify the main goals of a compensation function and describe the strategic role played by compensation practices for enterprises in competitive environments.
  • Demonstrate a foundation of business knowledge related to business ownership, marketing, risk management, and social responsibility.
  • Apply sound management principles to the functions of planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and decision making within a business.
  • Identify and apply the fundamental principles of public speaking, speech criticism, audience analysis, and effective delivery techniques.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer applications, and the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with English composition, including the ability to develop essays, and revise and edit one's work.
  • Demonstrate basic mathematical skill by describing mathematical reasoning and logic as the basis for data analysis, and by applying the major concepts of college-level algebra.

Additional Information

Quick Facts: Human Resources Administration

Total Quarter Credit hours 105 Clock Hours 1600
Estimated completion time: 18 months (25 months night)
This program offered during the day and evening hours at the Main Campus.