Human Resources

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
Human resources programs prepare students to provide support to companies and individual employees in the area of human resources. Associate of Applied Science graduates may assume duties in the following areas: communication with employees, employee data record-keeping, policies and administration, employer and labor relations, employee recruitment, selection and employment, training and development, wage and salary, and benefit administration.
Program outcomes
  1. Understand and apply applicable federal, state and local employment regulations and record-keeping requirements to human resource functions.
  2. Demonstrate and apply effective communication skills in oral and written forms applied to core human resource functions.
  3. Research and construct ethical policies and procedures related to core human resource functions.
  4. Function effectively in a diverse global business community.
  5. Understand the strategic impact that human resources has within the business environment.
  6. Understand and utilize technology for business and human resource applications.
  7. Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze and solve related human resources problems and situations.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
48 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in courses
9 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Human Resources - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMS1110 Word Processing 3
ADMS1116 Business Communications I 3
ADMS1128 Records Management 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1126 Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3
HRES1134 Training and Development 3
HRES2204 Policy Administration 3
HRES2212 Strategic Compensation 3
HRES2224 Employee/Labor Relations 3
HRES2254 Human Resource Competency Evaluation 3
PSYC1200 General Psychology 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
PHIL1200 Applied and Professional Ethics 3
PHIL1201 Ethics 3

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMS1116 Business Communications I 3
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMS1110 Word Processing 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
HRES1126 Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1134 Training and Development 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMS1128 Records Management 3
HRES2204 Policy Administration 3
HRES2224 Employee/Labor Relations 3
PSYC1200 General Psychology 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
PHIL1200 Applied and Professional Ethics 3
PHIL1201 Ethics 3

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
HRES2212 Strategic Compensation 3
HRES2254 Human Resource Competency Evaluation 3

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career