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Human Resources

Associate Degree  |  10-116-1  |  1-800-547-2882


Academic Advising & Student Success

Academic advisors assist students with developing academic plans based on their degree evaluations. Their goal is to plan the right pathway to graduation by maximizing students' potential and ensuring success based on the student's previous academic experience, career path, and responsibilities outside of being a student. Student success specialists assist students in overcoming barriers that many students encounter over their academic career. Their goal is to help students become academically successful by assisting with goal setting, interpersonal issues, success plans, and community-based referrals. More information can be found on Commons (Student Services & Support).

Technology Requirements

Students should have access to a computer/device with reliable Wi-Fi at home/off-campus. 

Computer Literacy

To be successful in this program students must possess basic computer skills before entry, which includes basic computer operations and basic keyboarding skills. If you do not feel comfortable with basic computer skills, you can take 103-102 Microsoft Office Suite before starting the program or during your first semester.

Delivery Method

The Human Resources program courses will have MyChoice delivery options. MyChoice courses allow students to complete coursework in person or online depending on their needs, which can vary from week to week. Specific time for face to face delivery will be scheduled and always available, but it's the student's choice to attend. Students are expected to complete assignments and tests through an online learning management system (Canvas). Organization and time management skills, along with regular access to a computer with high-speed Internet connection, are essential for student success.

Credit Load Options

Students have flexibility regarding how many credits they enroll in each semester of this program. The completion of the program may be affected if a student takes less credits than what is listed each semester. Students are encouraged to take classes over the summer, if offered, especially during more rigorous semesters. For example, students may consider splitting up Accounting and Economics. Please use "Search Course Offerings" for course availability or discuss options with your advisor.

Access to Software

Students enrolled at CVTC have access to free software through Office 365—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote Access, Publisher, Outlook,  Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive for Business.


This program has related certificates. To learn more about the certificate options, as a way to get started or to add to the degree, please see additional information on under Programs & Courses.

Preparing for Your Internship

The Human Resources Program offers an internship briefing each fall and spring that provides detailed information about the upcoming internship. Watch for email and other communication about the internship briefing and requirements of the internship. All internship sites must be approved by the internship instructor.

There is a possibility that students may be able to use their current employer as their internship site, depending on the responsibilities assigned, the tasks performed, and the flexibility of the employer. Students MUST receive prior approval from the internship director before using their current employer as the internship site.

Human Resources Internship and Capstone

The Human Resources Internship and Capstone provide students an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the Human Resources Program. For the internship, students will perform human resources related activities at a job site for 64 hours during the semester.

Students should enroll in the Human Resources Internship and the Capstone in the final semester of the program. If not enrolling in the two courses concurrently, Internship must be taken prior to Capstone. To register for these courses, students must note the prerequisites required (see the program requirement sheet). If a student has not completed these courses or are not registered for these courses concurrently, they must contact the Human Resources Internship/Capstone instructor for approval.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

CPL offers CVTC students an opportunity to earn college credit toward an associate degree or technical diploma for previous knowledge and mastered skills directly related to program curriculum. Previous knowledge and skills may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military experience, and courses completed at other institutions. If a student wishes to attempt CPL for a course in progress, it is imperative that CPL is attempted within the first week of the class to be eligible for a tuition refund. More information can be found at

804-134 Mathematical Reasoning

Students may be eligible to earn credit for the Mathematical Reasoning course if they have taken the WorkKeys test or scored a 25 or higher on the Math section of the ACT. If students have met the ACT score or taken the WorkKeys test, or would like to take the WorkKeys test in lieu of taking the Mathematical Reasoning course, please contact the Credit for Prior Learning office for more details. Students are advised to contact CPL prior to the semester starting or within the first week of the class to ensure that if they pursue CPL, they are eligible for a tuition refund.

Academic Support

Free academic help including drop-in tutoring, test preparation, and technology support available online and face-to-face. More information is available on the Commons (Student Services & Support).

Transfer Credit

Students have two options to fulfill the Math requirement within the Human Resources Program. These courses are listed as OR courses in the program requirement sheet. If you intend to pursue a Bachelor's Degree, please check the following list to see which of the OR options is more likely to transfer. The other course may be appropriate if you either do not intend to transfer or want some more background work in that subject before attempting the transfer course. If you plan to transfer, we suggest enrolling in:

  • 804-189 – Introductory Statistics instead of 804-134 Mathematical Reasoning.

Students planning to transfer to a university have the option to take 200-level courses that will count toward general education requirements in the four-year degree being pursued. While some of the 100-level general education courses listed on the program sheet may meet approval for transfer, the 200-level courses are more widely accepted for transfer. To determine what courses may transfer, utilize Students should also contact the college or university they are pursuing to determine exactly what the school will accept and when to seek admission. Students should maintain contact with the other institution, given that program requirements are subject to change.

Financial Aid Consideration

Courses must be part of the student’s program to be eligible although some specific courses may not be eligible for financial aid. Students must follow their program requirements to be eligible for financial aid. To be eligible for financial aid, students must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress of a 2.0 Term GPA, 2.0 Cumulative GPA, complete 67% of attempted credits each semester, and complete their program by the time 150% of the published credits have been attempted.

Students with Disabilities

CVTC welcomes individuals with disabilities. We will provide and coordinate reasonable accommodations for all individuals with documented disabilities. Students that might benefit from accommodations during their college experience at CVTC can contact Diversity Resources at 715-833-6234 or to determine what accommodations they may be eligible for and what documentation may be required.

Title IX Pregnancy and Postpartum

CVTC does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions and will fully comply with Title IX regulations. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy and maternity leave will excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student's medical provider, and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work. Students are encouraged to contact Diversity Resources at 715-833-6234 or to set up an appointment as soon as the pregnancy is known.

Last Updated: March 4, 2024 @ 3:29 p.m.

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