2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook 
    Jan 22, 2020  
2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration: Human Resources Emphasis (Online), AAS

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Work with a business’s best resource, their employees! Employment law, strategic planning, recruitment and selection, performance appraisals, training and development, compensation, and benefits are emphasized to provide students with the knowledge necessary to attract, motivate, manage and maintain the most qualified employees.

Be prepared to join a rapidly growing field of human resource professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook national employment of Human Resources Specialists is projected to grow at 22% by the year 2018.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Human Resources, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Identify and explain the basic marketing concepts.
  • Understand basic accounting concepts.
  • Use general personal finance practices.
  • Understand basic legal business concepts.
  • Identify basic management styles and practices.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Microsoft Office suite and the ability to effectively use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Understand business structure categories/types (sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership)
  • Use basic business legal terms and prepare a basic contract.
  • Be comfortable in a highly technological work environment through the integration of laptops, learning management systems and Internet supported learning.

 Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Identify characteristics of business structures.
  • Analyze basic financial statements for decision-making purposes.
  • Demonstrate awareness of cultural and societal diversity.
  • Seek further information in their field to keep current through research techniques.
  • Seek membership in professional organizations.
  • Understand retailing concepts and practices.
  • Understand and prepare basic financial statements.
  • Tailor a professional resume and cover letter to specific job postings and career opportunities.


  • Exhibit professional and ethical behaviors.
  • Demonstrate awareness of cultural and societal diversity.


  • Create professionally written business document.
  • Demonstrate positive verbal communication skills.
  • Facilitate, participate and document an effective business meeting.
  • Write an effective and complete business plan.

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 68

Additional Information

Requirements: Achievement of a grade of “C” or higher for BUS 140 , BUS 210 , BUS 212 , BUS 218  , BUS 225 , BUS 226 , BUS 230  and CIS 105 

Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

Click the following link for a list of approved Technical Electives . Please see your program advisor for further details.

Estimated total program fees

Tuition $7,072
Fees $9,452
Books & Supplies $3,250
TOTAL $19,774

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