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Program Requirements

Human Resources

Associate Degree  |  10-116-1

Start Dates: August, January

Effective: August 2024

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

102-112Principles of Management3This course explores the four key managerial functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Learners gain personal insights through assessments and feedback, while learning to apply theoretical concepts to their potential managerial practices. The course emphasizes global applicability, preparing learners for diverse leadership roles.

102-133Leadership for Bus Excellence3This course fosters self-awareness and personal enhancement, emphasizing core communication and interpersonal skills for professional success. Through self-assessments and reflection, learners identify their strengths and areas for development, interpersonal effectiveness, and personal accountability.

104-102Marketing Principles3Marketing of products and services. Concentrates on product, price, place, promotion, market segmentation, target marketing, pricing, market research, physical distribution and distribution channels.

116-193Human Resources, Intro3In this course, students will examine the role of human resources and goals of human resource management in today's organizations. Students will learn and apply skills related to the various functions within human resources management including equal employment opportunity and diversity, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, performance management, and labor relations. Student will explore the importance and impact of these human resource functions on the overall strategy of organizations.

801-136English Composition 13This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.


Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

102-116Strategic Management3This course provides an overview of what managers face when formulating and implementing strategic decisions. We will analyze strategic management techniques focusing on the use of corporate planning and budgeting to create value for organizations.

116-110Employee Benefits3116-193In this course we will examine the wide range of employee benefit programs available today. We will study the types of benefits required by law, the discretionary benefits that employers may offer, the employee services available, and the ever dynamic retirement programs offered today. An emphasis will be on health insurance plans, cafeteria and wellness plans, and a functional approach to employee benefit planning. A course outcome will be evaluating and assessing a company sponsored benefit plan.

116-114Recruitment & Selection3116-193In this course we will learn the importance of human capital and its impact on organizational success. Recruiting and interviewing employees are critical for an employer's success. Topic areas covered include recruitment, selection, career development, legal issues associated with selecting employees, and roles in the selection process. An emphasis will be on strategies associated with selecting and developing of employees for organizational success. Students will be required to participate in mock interviews and networking opportunities.

801-198Speech3Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

804-134Mathematical Reasoning3All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course may be used as the first of a two part sequence that ends with Quantitative Reasoning as the capstone general education math requirement.

804-189Introductory Statistics3Students taking this course will learn to display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses, and design experiments. They will use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters, and test hypotheses. They will learn to draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA.


Third Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

116-112Training & Development3This course provides an in-depth analysis of training and development in organizations. Students will examine organizational training strategy and trends, analyze the systematic approach to training (needs assessment, design and development, implementation, and evaluation), and explore employee development issues including onboarding, career development, and succession planning. Applying instructional design techniques and adult learning theories, students will develop training plans, create lesson plans, and present training sessions. Students will also create an individual targeted development plan.

116-113Human Resource Law3116-193In this course you will learn legal principles affecting the management of human resources. The course addresses legalities in hiring, retention, and termination practices; discrimination issues; sexual and other forms of harassment; Americans with Disability Act compliance; leave of absence laws; wage hour laws; and labor relations matters, as well as other relevant employment-related legal issues. This course will help you proactively recognize legal problems and the impact of employment-related decisions on employees, managers, and the employer organization. An emphasis will be placed on general understanding of the major federal and state employment laws.

116-116Employee Relations3116-193Today's workforce places high expectations on their Human Resource department from communication and advice on confidential matters to recommending specific benefit options. In addition, employers expect the Human Resource department to be highly professional and competent in good employee relations. As a result, this course covers the following topics; customer service techniques, professional etiquette, confidentiality requirements, different work cultures and generational attitudes, and career paths in the Human Resource field.

116-138Safety, Security and Risk3Human Resources is often responsible for assisting in the management of safety, health, and security risks in the workplace. In this course, students will learn skills necessary to identify and manage these workplace risks. Topics areas covered include: occupational injury and illness prevention and response programs (hazard analysis, OSHA compliance, and worker's compensation), policies and procedures to minimize loss and liability (workplace violence, substance abuse, and emergency preparedness), business continuity planning and privacy and data security issues.

809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3This is a course that draws from several disciplines to reaffirm the basic American values of justice and equality by teaching a basic vocabulary, a history of immigration and conquest, principles of transcultural communication, legal liability and the value of aesthetic production to increase the probability of respectful encounters among people. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the topics of ageism, sexism, gender differences, sexual orientation, the disabled and the American Disability Act (ADA) are explored. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives.

809-195Economics3Designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.


Fourth Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

101-121Payroll Accounting3The learner will make the necessary payroll calculations and record keeping, including social security taxes, income tax withholdings, and other deductions. They will also maintain employee earnings records, record journal entries and generate payroll reports. A comprehensive payroll project is required.

116-111Performance Mgt & Total Reward3In this course we will learn the skills set for managing employee performance including coaching, disciplining, and evaluating employees. In addition, the course will review employee rewards and compensation related to the determination of employee wages, incentives, and benefits. Specific topics covered include job evaluation systems, strategic compensation plans, payroll and individual and group incentive plans.

116-115Human Resources Capstone2116-114 and 116-116 and (116-110 and 116-112 and 116-113 and 116-128 and 116-138 or concurrent)Students will apply concepts learned in various human resources program courses to case studies and actual business situations (internship) to evidence their understanding of integration of human resources functions within organizations. Students will discuss importance of total rewards, analyze employee relations and leadership effectiveness, and practice key soft skills (conflict management, relationship building, and effective communication) related to Human Resources Program outcomes. Deliverables include both written work and demonstration through role plays. Students will also prepare a personal career development plan which will include a job search plan, a final resume, a sample cover letter, and a LinkedIn profile. Due to related content and discussion, this course must be taken concurrently with the Human Resources Internship (116-128).

116-128Human Resources Internship1Program student; 116-114 and 116-116 and (116-110 and 116-112 and 116-113 and 116-138 or concurrent)This course culminates the Human Resources program with a minimum of 64 hours of HR work experience. Students put into practice previously learned concepts in the Human Resource field. Emphasis is placed on desirable interpersonal and professional work experience in the Human Resource field. Students are required to complete appropriate documents to ensure a successful work experience.

801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm3Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

809-198Intro to Psychology3This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. Additional topics include research methods, biological and environmental impacts, development, sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence and stress. This course directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.


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Minimum Program Credits Required: 60

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

Updated: 6/23/2023 8:52 a.m.  |  Printed: 5/29/2024 3:23 a.m.

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