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, talent acquisition, selection and employment, training and development, compensation 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 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
42 Required courses
6 Restricted electives in courses
15 Restricted electives in course types
63 Total

Human Resources - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Required Courses:

Course Credits
ACCT1124 - Spreadsheet Applications 3
ADMS1116 - Business Communications I 3
ADMS1130 - Office Software Applications 3
BUS1100 - Business Computers 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
HRES2245 - Human Resources Internship 4
HRES2252 - Human Resource Systems 2

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PSYC1200 - General Psychology 3
SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ADMS1116 - Business Communications I 3
BUS1100 - Business Computers 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
HRES1122 - Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 - Benefits Administration 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ACCT1124 - Spreadsheet Applications 3
HRES1126 - Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1134 - Training and Development 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PSYC1200 - General Psychology 3
SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology 3

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
ADMS1130 - Office Software Applications 3
HRES2204 - Policy Administration 3
HRES2224 - Employee/Labor Relations 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
HRES2212 - Strategic Compensation 3
HRES2245 - Human Resources Internship 4
HRES2252 - Human Resource Systems 2

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career