Minnesota State Community and Technical College

1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537-1000

Human Resources AAS

Program Details

The Human Resource Associate of Applied Science program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level employment in Human Resources.  Students will be prepared to support companies and employees with skills in communication, data/record keeping, administration, recruitment, training, and many other areas.  Those who complete this program will be educated on how to understand and use federal, state, and local regulations and requirements for HR functions, use effective interpersonal communication skills such as negotiation, presentation, and training, and administer ethical policies and procedures related to a variety of processes such as termination, evaluation, and compensation.  Students will also learn how to administer safety and health programs, use technology for applications such as word processing and spreadsheets, and analyze and solve problems and situations.  

This AAS degree has both program classes as well as general education classes.  General education courses include a wide range of academic areas such as mathematics, various sciences, communications, and humanities; this will provide the student with a broad and globally-based knowledge and skill-set.  Students may be required to take developmental courses in reading, math, and writing in order to prepare them for education on a college level; whether these classes are required or not is determined by the student’s score on the Accuplacer assessment.  

Human Resources is typically characterized by individuals who work in the various aspects of an organization, business, or an economy.  Because an institution regards its workforce as vital for maintaining the system to flourish, many require a full-time manager or managing team to oversee and guide the workforce in order to make the most of those assets.  Human Resource management is often responsible for selecting, training, assessing, and rewarding employees as well as overseeing the overall leadership and culture of the workforce.  Managers also ensure the company is abiding by labor laws.  The Department of Human Resources is usually the liaison between employees and the company’s managers in certain cases.  The precise role of a manager or an assistant also depends on the size and nature of the institution.

Program Overview:

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery Format:
    100% Online
  • Completion Time:
    60

Accreditation & Licensing

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

Affordability

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