Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Business degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management offered by Clark State Community College aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to acquire entry level employment in business. The curriculum of this program emphasizes entry level management courses that are complemented by focused studies of human resource management, staffing, training, development, employment law, and compensation benefits. An objective of this program is to help students acquire the competencies needed to manage a company’s human resource functions. Some students who have experience in human resources and business may be able to earn experiential credit toward completing this program. Students can also earn credit through portfolios of work and proficiency exams.

By the end of this program, a student should be able to perform the following skills and convey the following knowledge: to analyze quantitative data; to apply basic business and management concepts; knowledge of global business trends and social responsibility trends, ethical issues, and legal considerations; to apply communication as well as human relations knowledge and skills; to be able to use information technology in a business environment; and to implement effective human resource skills in the four areas of human resources, including staffing, training and development, employment law, and compensation and benefits.

This program requires students to complete 64 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with this degree. Because this is an Associate of Applied Business, the required courses are more focused on the applicable and practical aspects of business than the theoretical and academic. However, students must still take and complete a certain number of general education courses along with their business and human resources requirements.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Clark State Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, located in the city of Springfield, Ohio. Clark State opened in 1962 as the to meet the technical education needs of Springfield. Clark State Community College has several campus locations in Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine.

    Clark State Community College offers degrees and certificates. Continuing education classes offer leadership training and the College for Kids program to community members. Classes are offered during the day, evening, weekends, and online. Online education consists of online classes and hybrid classes, which incorporate on-campus visits. Students can earn nearly 20 degrees completely online.


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