Human Resource Management A.A.S. (HMN)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.
The Human Resource Management Associate Degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

This program allows students to specialize in personnel and human resource topics. The skills and knowledge provided enhance the ability to effectively attain and maintain an organization’s most valuable resource—
people. Graduates will be qualified to obtain entry-level human resource management positions, such as benefits coordinator, personnel records supervisor, training and development coordinator, and recruitment specialist.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • describe the business enterprise concept, including ethical considerations.
  • demonstrate effective oral communication.
  • demonstrate and integrate computer literacy.
  • apply fundamental accounting principles and procedures.
  • apply critical thinking, team building, and problem solving skills.
  • apply legal principles, particularly rules of contracts, to all business activities.
  • describe business procedures for compliance with various human resource regulations and the law.
  • describe supervisory skills and standards for human resource management procedures.
  • analyze issues involved in organizational recruitment, training, and development.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BUS 120 Introduction to Business Organization 3
BUS 211 Principles of Management 3
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
Elective Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
BUS 252 Human Resources Management 3
ACC 160 Principles of Accounting I 3
ENG 107* Writing in the Workplace 3
IDS 105 Thinking, Problem Solving, and Team Building 3
Semester Total 15
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BUS 257 HRIS/Payroll Administration 3
BUS 258 Labor Relations 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 111 Speech 3
Elective Mathematics 3
Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BUS 254 Human Resources Law 3
BUS 259 Compensation and Benefits Management 3
BUS 262 Recruiting, Training, and Evaluating Employees 3
PSY 142 Industrial Psychology 3
Elective Science 3-5
Semester Total 15-17
Credit Total 60-62
*Or ENG 106 for those who plan to transfer.