Human Resources

Associate of Science (AS) - 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 Science graduates may assume duties in the following areas: communication with employees, employee analytics, policies and administration, employer and labor relations, talent acquisition, selection and employment, training and development, compensation and benefit administration. The AS program is specifically designed for more efficient course transfer to partner universities for students wishing to continue with additional education.
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 computer technology for business and human resource applications.
  7. Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze and solve human resource-related problems and situations.
  8. Gain the knowledge and skills needed for transition to a related advanced degree.
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
39 Required courses
16 Restricted electives in courses
8 Restricted electives in course types
63 Total

Human Resources - Associate of Science (AS)

Required Courses:

Course Credits
BUS1100 - Business Computers 3
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical 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

4 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MATH1100 - World of Math 3
MATH1114 - College Algebra 4
MATH1213 - Introduction to Statistics 4

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ACCT2211 - Financial Accounting I 3
BUS2204 - Principles of Management 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ECON2210 - Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 - Microeconomics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PHIL1200 - Applied and Professional Ethics 3
PHIL1201 - Ethics 3

8 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

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

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3
HRES1126 - Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1134 - Training and Development 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ACCT2211 - Financial Accounting I 3
BUS2204 - Principles of Management 3

2nd Fall Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
HRES2204 - Policy Administration 3
HRES2224 - Employee/Labor Relations 3

4 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MATH1100 - World of Math 3
MATH1114 - College Algebra 4
MATH1213 - Introduction to Statistics 4

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ECON2210 - Macroeconomics 3
ECON2222 - Microeconomics 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PHIL1200 - Applied and Professional Ethics 3
PHIL1201 - Ethics 3

2nd Spring Term - 14 credits

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

8 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals