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Human Resources Program Details

A Human Resources career allows you to work with a company’s most valuable resource–its people! Earn your Human Resources degree at CVTC in our two-year program.

You will learn how to:

  • Create an organizational workforce plan
  • Develop training programs
  • Examine organizational total rewards programs
  • Incorporate employment law into business practices
  • Facilitate effective employee relations
  • Model leadership skills to promote effective workplace relationships
  • Apply risk and safety programs to protect an organization from potential liability

Do you have prior work, volunteer, or military experience? Get CVTC credit for it!

If you have previous experience from work, military, professional development, volunteer, or certifications, you could turn that experience into college credit! Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning.

Just the Facts

Human Resources
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method

(with face-to-face instruction only in Eau Claire)

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $11,871

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

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How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

67% of our Human Resources graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Human Resources graduates reported an average starting salary of $40,069.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Human Resources program.
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  • Employee Relations
    Learn customer service techniques, professional etiquette, confidentiality requirements, working with different cultures and generational attitudes, and career paths in the human resource field.
  • Human Resource Law
    Topics include legalities in hiring practices, discrimination and harassment issues, wage and hour matters, family and medical leave, employment-at-will and wrongful discharge, privacy rights, and a basic introduction to state employment laws.
  • Recruitment & Selection
    Learn about recruitment, selection, career development, legal issues associated with selecting employees, and roles in the selection process.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.


  • Area Recruiter
  • Client Relations Specialist
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Staffing Consultant

Career Outlook

The Human Resources classes include plenty of hands-on experience as well as an internship to prepare you for the workforce. Human resource professionals enjoy variety, working as part of a team, and helping others improve.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 1% growth is projected in human resources positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

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