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Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Human Resource Management

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101162

Overview

The Human Resource Management associate degree focuses on business organization and staffing, finance, and management. Instructors at Madison College will help you become an effective human resource manager in any organization. Students will learn the basics of human resources covered in MATC's Human Resources certificate such as strategic planning, issues in human resources, how to analyze and staff jobs, payroll compensation, benefits management, training and how to develop human resources.  

In addition, you'll be trained in effective meeting facilitation, ethics, marketing, operations and finance, as well as their interrelationships within an organization. Technical reporting, including data-driven workbooks, creating visuals or reports as well as creating charts and complex formulas also will be part of your curriculum.

Double Major with a Business Management Associate Degree. If you are admitted into the Human Resources Management program, you may be able to complete the Business Management associate degree with just one additional semester of study. (Additional coursework may be needed depending on your admitted term.)

Program Details

Students in the Human Resource Management program can attend full or part-time.

Human Resource Management associate degree classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Reedsburg
  • Portage
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.

YOUR ADVANTAGES AT MADISON COLLEGE

Classes are offered at convenient times and locations throughout the district facilitated by experienced Human Resource professionals.

  • 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)
Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Outcomes

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.
Careers

Earning your associate degree in the Human Resources Management program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work in: 

  • Recruiter 
  • 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

Find open jobs in this industry on Wisconsin TechConnecttmRegistration Required.

  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    61
    Tuition
    $8328.10
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $872.18
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $9200.28
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 12 12 16
    Number of Surveys Sent 12 12 16
    Number of Surveys Returned 8 7 11
    Percent of Surveys Returned 66.70% 58.30% 68.80%
    Available for Employment 8 7 8
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 72.70%
    Not in Labor Market 0 0 3
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 27.30%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 7 7 7
    Percent of Graduates Employed 87.50% 100.00% 87.50%
    Employed in Related Occupation 5 3 3
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 71.40% 42.90% 42.90%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 4 4
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 28.60% 57.10% 57.10%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 0 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 12.50% 0.00% 12.50%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.3 3.4 3.2
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 8 7 11
    Very Satisfied 2 3 3
    Percent Very Satisfied 25.00% 42.90% 27.30%
    Satisfied 6 4 7
    Percent Satisfied 75.00% 57.10% 63.60%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 1
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 9.10%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 8 7 11
    Preparation for Getting a Job 2 1 4
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 25.00% 14.30% 36.40%
    Career Change 2 3 3
    Percent Career Change 25.00% 42.90% 27.30%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2 2 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 25.00% 28.60% 9.10%
    Preparation for Further Education 2 1 2
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 25.00% 14.30% 18.20%
    Personal Interest 0 0 1
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 9.10%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 7 7 7
    Before Enrollment 3 0 2
    Percent Before Enrollment 42.90% 0.00% 28.60%
    While Attending the College 1 2 2
    Percent While Attending the College 14.30% 28.60% 28.60%
    After Training at the College 3 5 3
    Percent After Training at the College 42.90% 71.40% 42.90%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 7 7 7
    In College District 6 5 5
    Percent In College District 85.70% 71.40% 71.40%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 1 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 1 0 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 14.30% 0.00% 14.30%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 1 1
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 14.30% 14.30%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 5 1 0
    Average Monthly Wage $3,459 $3,970
    Average Hourly Wage $20.11 $23.08
    Average Work Hours per Week 41.6 40 40
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1
    Average Hourly Wage $20.00 $14.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 28 18
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 145 103
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 21 22
    Total Jobs 166 125
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Ultratec Inc Human Resource Assistant

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu

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