School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754

Human Resource Management

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101162


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.


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)

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

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. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


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.

First Semester

Second Semester

3 credits

Third Semester

3 credits

Fourth Semester


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.

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