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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 2022-2023 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
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.First SemesterSecond SemesterThird SemesterFourth Semester
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.
Summer 2022 Application Dates
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is July 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Application Dates
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is November 15, 2022
Spring 2023 Application Dates
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is April 15, 2023
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
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
- GED/HSED score report
- College transcript showing an associate degree or higher
3. Residency Requirement
Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for these programs. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.
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.
Wisconsin SchoolsPer 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.Entering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.A 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.The 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.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.
Non-Wisconsin 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.A 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.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.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.
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
2019 2020 2021 Number of Program Graduates 21 23 21 Number of Surveys Sent 21 23 21 Number of Surveys Returned 13 14 16 Percent of Surveys Returned 61.90% 60.90% 76.20% Available for Employment 12 14 16 Percent Available for Employment 92.30% 100.00% 100.00% Not in Labor Market 1 0 0 Percent Not in Labor Market 7.70% 0.00% 0.00% Available for Employment
2019 2020 2021 Graduates Employed 12 14 15 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 93.80% Employed in Related Occupation 6 6 12 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 50.00% 42.90% 80.00% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 5 7 3 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 41.70% 50.00% 20.00% Employed - No Response 1 1 0 Percent Employed - No Response 8.30% 7.10% 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 0 1 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 6.30% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2019 2020 2021 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 3.4 3.5 Number of Satisfaction Responses 13 14 16 Very Satisfied (4) 7 6 9 Percent Very Satisfied 53.80% 42.90% 56.30% Satisfied (3) 6 8 6 Percent Satisfied 46.20% 57.10% 37.50% Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 1 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 6.30% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2019 2020 2021 Number of Primary Reason Responses 13 14 16 Preparation for Getting a Job 4 4 7 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 30.80% 28.60% 43.80% Career Change 5 5 5 Percent Career Change 38.50% 35.70% 31.30% Improvement of Existing Skills 2 2 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 15.40% 14.30% 6.30% Preparation for Further Education 1 3 3 Percent Preparation for Further Education 7.70% 21.40% 18.80% Personal Interest 1 0 0 Percent Personal Interest 7.70% 0.00% 0.00% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2019 2020 2021 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 11 13 15 Before Enrollment 5 4 2 Percent Before Enrollment 45.50% 30.80% 13.30% While Attending the College 4 5 6 Percent While Attending the College 36.40% 38.50% 40.00% After Training at the College 2 4 7 Percent After Training at the College 18.20% 30.80% 46.70% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2019 2020 2021 Number of Employment Location Responses 12 14 15 In College District 9 12 8 Percent In College District 75.00% 85.70% 53.30% In Wisconsin, Not in District 2 2 7 Percent of In Wisconsin 16.70% 14.30% 46.70% Outside of Wisconsin 1 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 8.30% 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2019 2020 2021 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 5 6 10 Average Monthly Wage $3,478 $3,275 $4,052 Average Hourly Wage $20.22 $19.04 $23.56 Average Work Hours per Week 39.6 41.7 41.1 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 Average Hourly Wage $13.50 Average Work Hours per Week 30
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions American Family Insurance Human Resources Representative Blain's Farm & Fleet Talent Acquistion Specialist Janesville JKS Of Wisconsin Human Resources Lakeside Foods Human Resources Manager Manitowoc LeMans Corporation Talent Development Coordinator Janesville Pro-Active Engineering Human Resources Manager Sun Prairie Seneca Foods Human Resources Manager Cambria Spectrum Recruiting Coordinator Summit Credit Union Assistant Bank Manager
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- Monday – Wednesday: 9 am - 3 pm In-Person, 8 am - 4 pm Virtual
- Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm Virtual Only
- Friday: 8 am - 12 pm Virtual Only