School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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

Human Resources


Program number: 901161CERT


The Human Resources certificate at Madison College is designed to help you refresh your skills in order to maintain or pursue a career in human resources. You will learn the nature of human management, strategic planning, issues in human resources, analyze and staff jobs, payroll compensation, benefits management, training, and how to develop human resources.

Learn two keys to effective management: results and relationships, in the context of the traditional managerial elements of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. Students also will learn techniques for problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, delegation, motivation, change management, and politically savvy behavior, and apply these techniques through simulations, role-playing and case studies.

One of the courses also emphasizes development of Emotional Intelligence (EI), including self-assessment, as well as learning and applying specific techniques to improve each element of EI.

These 12 credits can also be used towards earning your associate degree in Human Resources. 

Program Details

Students in MATC's Human Resources certificate program can attend full or part time.

Human Resources certificate courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

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


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.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.


Select a minimum of 12 credits from among the following