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Human Resource Specialist Degree Program

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
1 Cultivate leadership skills and apply them in various settings.
2 Demonstrate knowledge of the economic and quantitative issues facing HR professionals in the business environment.
3 Develop the IT skills required to perform HR tasks using popular applications.
4 Understand and enforce local, state and federal employment laws and regulations.
5 Develop the verbal, mathematical and interpersonal skills needed to effectively perform as an HR professional.
6 Understand the primary functions of human resources in a business organization and apply those functions to decision making.
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Jobs in Human Resources Specialist
AdministrativeAssistant Administrative Assistant $20,351 avg. starting salary
Human Resources Assistant $27,480 avg. starting salary
Manager $36,510 avg. starting salary
Source: Bryant & Stratton College
2011-12 Placement Report
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