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Academic Year: 2021-2022

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.

Average Starting Salary

$36,397.00FT Median Annual Wage

Graduate Employment

With 52% Employed in Field

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This program is offered at:

Green Bay


Sturgeon Bay

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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

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/getting started.)
  • It is recommended that a student have basic computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint prior to entering the Human Resources program.
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
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.

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