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Human Resource Professional

15-credit Technical Diploma

The key to any successful business is its people. Matching the right employees with the right position and effectively managing personnel can contribute to that success. In the Human Resource Professional technical diploma program, develop skills in the recruitment, development, motivation and evaluation of employees. Cultivate management abilities in planning, organizing, controlling and directing the work of others, and appraising performance. Explore employer liabilities and legalities, and gain familiarity in employment law.

  • Prepare for jobs such as compensation benefits coordinator, training and development coordinator or human relations payroll assistant.
  • Evening completion options are available for this diploma program.
  • Credits earned in this program may be applied toward degree and diploma programs within WCTC’s School of Business.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school business courses.
  • The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) – student chapter provides networking opportunities and resources in the human resource field.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Average Salary: $57,142

Human Resource Professional is only offered as a Blended Options program.

In the Blended Options format, programs are organized into short, manageable segments (e.g. one class meeting each week for six or eight weeks) that meet during evening hours. This format is designed primarily for working adults with some college experience.

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Program Code 30-116-1

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-140 Managing People
previously Principles of Supervision
 196-193 Human Resource Management3+*
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-142 Federal Labor Law3  
 196-165 Employee Train and Develop3+ 
 196-185 Principles of Negotiation3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.