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What career is most critical to every business or company? Human Resources is a demanding field, but Madison College can prepare you. The Human Resource (HR) Management program at Madison College has many options to fit your lifestyle.
The Human Resource (HR) Certificate (only 12 credits) is flexible for you to choose the basic knowledge such as payroll compensation, training and development, analysis and recruitment of staff jobs, and labor laws and employee relations.
To obtain a higher leadership degree, the HR Management Associate degree will expand on those skills to include management techniques, finance, leadership, and effective human relations.
With a few more credits, you can earn a double major with a Business Management Associate degree to make you highly educated in the world of business.
Now is the time to obtain a degree that will get you into a career in the business world at a very low cost.
- Students in the Human Resource Management program can attend full or part-time.
- Focus on current developments in key HR functions.
- Instructor insights into workplace challenges and opportunities for HR professionals.
- Hands-on career training through in-class simulations and real-world application.
- Build industry network through relationships with professional organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Human Resource Management associate degree classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
- Fort Atkinson
Earning your associate degree in the Human Resources Management program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work in:
- Employment Verification Specialist
- HR Assistant
- Training Coordinator
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:
- Compensation Specialist
- Job Analyst
- HR Manager
- Training Manager
- Labor Relations Specialist
- EEO Specialist
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
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Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!
International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
Note: It is recommended to only apply for a semester that has already started if you are currently enrolled in classes or you have verified that classes are still available for that semester.
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- Application completion deadline is November 15, 2023
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All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:
- High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
- GED/HSED transcript
- College transcript(s) showing:
- Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
- At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
- The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
- Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum
All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.
- Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
- Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
UW System SchoolsThe terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.This program-to-program articulation agreement between UW-Platteville and Madison College provides students with guaranteed admission into the UW-Platteville Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Human Resource Management major and to be awarded ALL Associate Degree credits toward the BBA Human Resource Management major after successful completion of their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)-Degree at Madison College.
Wisconsin Private SchoolsA student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.Students who complete the human resource management program can transfer up to 59 credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.
Out-of-State SchoolsStudents who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
After completing the Human Resource Management program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:
- Create an organizational workforce plan.
- Develop training programs.
- Examine organizational total rewards programs.
- Incorporate employment law into business practices.
- Facilitate effective employee relations.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2020 2021 2022 Number of Program Graduates 23 21 29 Number of Surveys Sent 23 21 29 Number of Surveys Returned 14 16 15 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 14 16 13 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 86.70% Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 6.70% Available for Employment
2020 2021 2022 Graduates Employed 14 15 11 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 93.80% 84.60% Employed in Related Occupation 6 12 7 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 42.90% 80.00% 63.60% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 7 3 4 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 50.00% 20.00% 36.40% Employed - No Response 1 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 7.10% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 1 2 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 6.30% 15.40% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.5 3.5 Number of Satisfaction Responses 14 16 14 Very Satisfied (4) 6 9 8 Percent Very Satisfied 42.90% 56.30% 57.10% Satisfied (3) 8 6 5 Percent Satisfied 57.10% 37.50% 35.70% Unsatisfied (2) 0 1 1 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 6.30% 7.10% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 14 16 14 Preparation for Getting a Job 4 7 4 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 28.60% 43.80% 28.60% Career Change 5 5 8 Percent Career Change 35.70% 31.30% 57.10% Improvement of Existing Skills 2 1 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 14.30% 6.30% 7.10% Preparation for Further Education 3 3 1 Percent Preparation for Further Education 21.40% 18.80% 7.10% Personal Interest 0 0 0 Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2020 2021 2022 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 13 15 11 Before Enrollment 4 2 1 Percent Before Enrollment 30.80% 13.30% 9.10% While Attending the College 5 6 4 Percent While Attending the College 38.50% 40.00% 36.40% After Training at the College 4 7 6 Percent After Training at the College 30.80% 46.70% 54.50% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2020 2021 2022 Number of Employment Location Responses 12 8 10 In College District 12 8 8 Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00% 80.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 1 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 10.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 1 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 10.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2020 2021 2022 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 6 10 5 Average Monthly Wage $3,275 $4,052 $4,536 Average Hourly Wage $19.04 $23.56 $26.37 Average Work Hours per Week 41.7 41.1 42.5 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 Average Hourly Wage $13.49 Average Work Hours per Week 26
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