Academic Programs

Human Resources Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus
Also Offered Completely Online

The graduates of this program will obtain the skills necessary to enter the exciting field of Human Resource Management. Graduates will be able to perform entry-level functions in the human resources department of business and industry. Typical entry-level work includes interviewing applicants, administering pre-employment tests, conducting new hire orientation, processing transfers, promotions, and terminations. Human resource workers may also analyze job duties, write job descriptions, calculate payroll, and maintain accident reports. They work with the computerized flow of information and reports about employees, their benefits and programs. Although the HRM Associate of Applied Science degree is not designed to be a transfer program, many courses in the degree program may be accepted toward a Baccalaureate degree at some institutions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment for human resources workers is projected to grow by 17 percent between 2006 and 2016, faster than the average for all occupations. In addition to human resources management and specialists' jobs created over the 2006-2016 projection period, many job openings will arise from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave the labor force for other reasons. Annual salary rates for human resources workers vary according to occupation, level of experience, training, location, and firm size. (Occupational Outlook Handbook. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008-2009)

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
BUS 102 Introduction to Business............................................. 3
MKT 110 Principles of Marketing............................................... 3
MGT 170 Human Resource Management.................................. 3
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers......................................... 3
ADM 154 Business Communication........................................... 3
BUS 185 Business Law I............................................................ 3
ECN 120 Principles of Macroeconomics................................... 3
ACC 131 Principles of Accounting I........................................... 4
PSY 102 Human and Work Relations........................................ 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management.......................................... 3
MGT 178 Employment Law........................................................ 3
MGT 200 Managing Diversity..................................................... 3
BUS 197 Leadership Development............................................ 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication.................................... 3
ACC 161 Payroll Accounting...................................................... 3
MGT 174 Training and Employee Development......................... 3
MGT 177 Staffing........................................................................ 3
BUS 124 Business Innovation.................................................... 3
MGT 938 On-the-Job Training.................................................... 2
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics.................................................. 3

Program Total............................................................ 64

* Denotes courses commonly articulated with area high schools.

Contacts

Sandra Mueller, Ext 1283, Room L314, sandra.mueller@witcc.edu
Jane Clausen, Ext 1482, Room L314, jane.clausen@witcc.edu
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