Human Resources Associate Degree

Program Code: 101161

Human resource specialists play a respected role in any organization. From small businesses to large corporations, human resource specialists are needed to understand and advise employees and supervisors on the following topics: employment law, training and development of employees, compensation and benefits administration, labor relations, and wellness/safety initiatives. Typical positions in this field include human resources generalist; hiring coordinator; payroll/benefits coordinator; staffing coordinator; labor relations specialist; compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists; and training and development specialist.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Human Resource Compliance, 611162

Organizational Safety and Health, 611161

Employee Benefits, Relations, and Development, 901163

Employment Potential

Human Resources Generalist

  • Hiring Coordinator
  • Payroll/Benefits Coordinator
  • Staffing Coordinator
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may also find employment as a Human Resource Manager.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Human Resources associate degree in the number of semesters shown. For alternate study plans, refer to the information in the Related Links area at the right of this page.
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Curriculum Note: Many courses in this program are offered in a variety of formats such as blended, online, in person, web conference, or video conference.

Most credits from this degree can be transferred to some four-year colleges for learners interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree.

The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Create an organizational workforce plan.
  • Develop training programs.
  • Examine organizational total rewards programs.
  • Incorporate employment law into business practices.
  • Facilitate effective employee relations.

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