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Human Resources Specialist, AAS

CIP Code: 52.1001
New York Hegis Code: 5099
Available online in all states

Program: HURS

The Human Resources Specialist program contains the same key components that underpin the College’s other strong business programs: a foundation in basic and career success skills, strong program knowledge and skills, and a capstone internship providing practical, real-world experience. Graduates will be prepared for entry- level positions that include staff recruitment, compensation and benefits, payroll, evaluation, and training. Graduates of this program will also have a solid business foundation with a focus on business administration techniques, critical thinking, decision making, communication skills, and information technology skills. Students can select specialization areas in compensation and benefits or payroll administration or choose to become generalists in Human Resources. As part of this program, students study local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations and learn ethical practices and perform to these standards.

Graduates of this degree plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:

  • Describe the primary components of human resources in organizations and integrate those components in the decision-making process.
  • Use data to make informed human resource decisions.
  • Apply employment law to human resources components.
  • Differentiate between ethical and unethical behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations within today’s dynamic work environment.
  • Select and apply current technology skills.
  • Assess management and leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Evaluate the impact individual and group behavior has on an organization.
  • Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
  • Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
  • Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
  • Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
  • Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.