Human Resource Management

Associate Degree

Program number: 101162

Credits: 61

Area of Study: Business

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,470.80
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,203.33
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
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 2020-2021 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.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students 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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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 Schools

Details
Students 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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
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

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 12 16 22
    Number of Surveys Sent 12 16 22
    Number of Surveys Returned 7 11 12
    Percent of Surveys Returned 58.30% 68.80% 54.50%
    Available for Employment 7 8 12
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 72.70% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 3 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 27.30% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 7 7 11
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 87.50% 91.70%
    Employed in Related Occupation 3 3 7
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 42.90% 42.90% 63.60%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 4 4 4
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 57.10% 57.10% 36.40%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 1 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 12.50% 8.30%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.2 3.2
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 7 11 12
    Very Satisfied 3 3 3
    Percent Very Satisfied 42.90% 27.30% 25.00%
    Satisfied 4 7 8
    Percent Satisfied 57.10% 63.60% 66.70%
    Unsatisfied 0 1 1
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 9.10% 8.30%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 7 11 12
    Preparation for Getting a Job 1 4 4
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 14.30% 36.40% 33.30%
    Career Change 3 3 3
    Percent Career Change 42.90% 27.30% 25.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2 1 3
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 28.60% 9.10% 25.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 1 2 2
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 14.30% 18.20% 16.70%
    Personal Interest 0 1 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 9.10% 0.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 7 7 9
    Before Enrollment 0 2 4
    Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 28.60% 44.40%
    While Attending the College 2 2 2
    Percent While Attending the College 28.60% 28.60% 22.20%
    After Training at the College 5 3 3
    Percent After Training at the College 71.40% 42.90% 33.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 7 7 11
    In College District 5 5 10
    Percent In College District 71.40% 71.40% 90.90%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 0 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 14.30% 0.00% 9.10%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 14.30% 14.30% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1 0 4
    Average Monthly Wage $3,970 $3,620
    Average Hourly Wage $23.08 $21.05
    Average Work Hours per Week 40 40 40
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1 1
    Average Hourly Wage $20.00 $14.00 $12.50
    Average Work Hours per Week 28 18 22
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 104 87
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 27 33
    Total Jobs 131 120
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Attic Angel Place Employment Coordinator Middleton
    Infinite Ability Inc Supervisor Sun Prairie
    Oak Park Place of Madison Human Resources Assistant
    Paratech Ambulance Services Inc Human Resources Generalist Janesville
    Target Stores Human Resources Team Member Sun Prairie
    The Peoples Community Bank Customer Service Representative Spring Green
    Trending Now Promotion Organizer Waunakee

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