Human Resource students in classroom.

Human Resources

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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The human resource function adds significant value to an organization by managing a company’s most valuable resource – its people. HR professionals attract, recruit and hire staff, working to match them with positions that are the right fit for the employer and the employee. They provide details about company programs and benefits, maintain employment records, work with payroll and handle administrative duties that directly impact staff. In the Human Resource program, learn employment law, training and development of employees, compensation and benefits administration, labor relations supporting bargaining agreements, and wellness and safety initiatives.

  • Prepare for jobs such as compensation benefits coordinator, training and development coordinator or human relations payroll assistant.
  • 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.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $39,748

Human Resources 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. Learn how to become a Blended Options student.

Program Code 10-116-1

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-140 Managing People
previously Principles of Supervision
 106-110 Intro to Software Applications
previously MBA I
 196-193 Human Resource Management3+*
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+*
 804-123 Math w Business Apps3+*
Total Semester Credits
January Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-190 Leadership Development3  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 106-117 Records and Information Mgmt3  
 196-127 Compensation and Benefits3  
 196-128 Wellness & Benefit Plans3  
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
Total Semester Credits
Summer Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-130 Safety Management3  
 196-142 Federal Labor Law3  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-125 Management of Customer Service
previously Customer Service Management
 196-165 Employee Train and Develop3+ 
 809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies3  
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+*
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-185 Principles of Negotiation3  
 196-196 Human Resources Capstone3  
 196-123 Leading Change3 *
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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View course descriptions of all required courses

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.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

106-110 Intro to Software Applications 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
804-123 Math w Business Apps 3
809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies 3
809-196 Intro to Sociology 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Alverno CollegeBA in Business Managementup to 70
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
Colorado State University-Global CampusBS Business Managementup to 64
Colorado State University-Global CampusBS Human Resource Managementup to 64
Concordia UniversityBS General Business w/ HR minorup to 68
Marian UniversityBS Psychologyup to 63, 10% tuition discount
UW-OshkoshBS Human Services Leadershipup to 63
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiesup to 62

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeCredits vary, check with Lakeland
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 50%+ tuition disccount for WCTC grads
Purdue University GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education and Trainingup to 60
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

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.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Mike Previte

Mike Previte

Phone: 262.691.5038


  • BS, Merrimack College
  • MBA, University of Notre Dame


  • Covey trainer
  • National SHRM member

Teaching Philosophy

"I have a passion for teaching and coaching students to get ready for the workplace!"