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Human Resources

Human Resources

  • Associate Degree - Two Years
  • Program Code: 10-116-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid

If you're interested in helping others, working as a member of a team, and have good communication skills, a career in human resources could be a good match for you.

Human resources play a critical role in the success of any organization. With the employment picture rapidly changing, human resources professionals have diverse career opportunities. CVTC's Human Resource Program is your first step toward a rewarding career.

This program includes an internship and covers the key areas within human resources. You'll learn how to

  • recruit and select qualified candidates for available positions.
  • understand and apply employment laws.
  • organize and promote safety, health, and wellness programs.
  • develop and evaluate effective employee training programs.
  • administer benefit and payroll programs.
  • maintain employee records and documentation.
  • administer human resource policies including the performance management system.
  • act professionally and ethically in a work setting.
  • acquire human and employee relation skills.
  • learn the role of HR in the workplace.

Graduates pursue careers as HR generalists, recruiters, trainers, payroll administrators and other human resource specialists in private industry, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. This program could be what you need to begin a rewarding career!

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 68
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
ACT Composite Score: 18 or higher

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.