AAS Human Resources Specialist
Teaching You the Personal Side of Business
This Associate of Applied Science Degree program prepares the student for an entry-level position in the field of human resources including staff recruitment, compensation & benefits, payroll, evaluation and training. The Human Resources Specialist program features the same, strong educational components that underpin the College’s other business programs. As part of the HR Specialist program, students will focus on local, state and federal employment laws/regulations and learn employment ethical practices.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will have developed a solid foundation of business skills including administration techniques, critical thinking, decision making, communication and information technology skills. Students can choose to specialize in compensation & benefits, payroll, or become an HR generalist. Skills are taught and fostered through classroom-based learning as well as a Capstone Internship to provide practical, real-world experience before graduation.
Skills You'll Learn
Cultivate leadership skills and apply them in various settings.
Demonstrate knowledge of the economic and quantitative issues facing HR professionals in the business environment.
Develop the IT skills required to perform HR tasks using popular applications.
Understand and enforce local, state and federal employment laws and regulations.
Develop the verbal, mathematical and interpersonal skills needed to effectively perform as an HR professional.
Understand the primary functions of human resources in a business organization and apply those functions to decision making.
Jobs in Human Resources Specialist
$30,233 avg. starting salary
Human Resources Generalist
$37,500 avg. starting salary
Source: Bryant & Stratton College
2009-10 Placement Data Report
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Student Consumer Information for this Program
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|Human Resources Assistant, Except Payroll & Timekeeping
|Payroll & Timekeepers
|First Line Supervisor/Manager of office and administrative support workers
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On-Time Completion Rate: 53%Placement Rate:
Normal Time to complete program: 2 Years
Median Title IV Debt: $21,895.00
Median Private Debt: $0
Median Institutional Debt: $0
*Standard Occupational Code
**completed using Sept 2012 tuition rate. Completing program within normal time. Two years used for AAS, 2.5 years used for Nursing degrees, and 4 years for BBA/BS.
*** On-Time Completion Rate and and Median Debt calculated for graduates during the 2011-2012 Award Year
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