Program Description

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:

  • Recruit and hire qualified candidates
  • Understand and apply employment laws
  • Conduct employee orientations
  • Evaluate compensation and reward systems
  • Organize and promote safety, health, and wellness programs
  • Maintain employee records and documentation

Just the Facts

Human Resources
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method:
Face to Face

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

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Program Outcomes

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Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $11,815

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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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2 Years
Earn Your Degree Fast

Graduate with a Human Resources associate degree in just two years.

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Make More Money

Our recent Human Resources graduates reported an average starting salary of $35,243.

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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. For more detailed course info click here.

  • 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.


  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Manager
  • Recruiter
  • 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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