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AS in Human Resource Management

Virginia College's Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program is designed to teach students the skills needed to handle various human resource responsibilities within a wide range of corporate and non-corporate environments. Read more about the Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program at Virginia College here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Science in Human Resource Management

School Offering Program:

Virginia College

Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students of the Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program should have earned a high school diploma or the equivalent. They may also have some experience or interest in working in an administrative position for the human resource department within a variety of business environments.

Program Description:

Virginia College's Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program is designed to teach students the management and interpersonal skills needed to develop and train the workforce in many types of industries. The curriculum covers employee development, workplace ethics, compensation, benefits management, and employee relations. Students have the opportunity to learn how to address workplace disputes, employee/employer relationships, disciplinary actions, and complaints. The Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program is conducted entirely online.

Learning Format:

Online

Total Credits Required:

96 quarter credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

The Virginia College Financial Planning Department is prepared to help discuss scholarships, Pell Grants, and student loans for those who qualify.

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Required Courses for an Associate of Science in Human Resource Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Virginia College to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Human Resource Management Concentration Courses

  • AOM 1010: Keyboarding (4 credits)
  • AOM 1100: Word Processing (4 credits)
  • AOM 1200: Spreadsheets (4 credits)
  • AOM 1300: Database Management (4 credits)
  • BUS 1000: Introduction to Business (4 credits)
  • BUS 2750: Workplace Ethics and Expectations (4 credits)
  • BUS 2760: Personnel Management (4 credits)
  • HRM 1000: Employee Recruitment, Selection, Training, and Development (4 credits)
  • HRM 1010: Compensation and Benefit Management (4 credits)
  • HRM 1030: Employer/Employee Relations (4 credits)
  • HRM 2010: Workplace Behavior (4 credits)
  • HRM 2020: Human Resource Law and Ethics (4 credits)
  • Approved Area of Concentration Electives (16 credits)

Foundation Requirements

  • EDU 1010: Learning Framework (4 credits)
  • EDU 1020: Career Exploration/Planning (4 credits)

General Education

Students select general education courses with the help of a Program Director.

  • Communications (12 credits)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts (4 credits)
  • Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Virginia College's Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program could further their education by pursuing a bachelor's degree. Obtaining a bachelor's degree could help them assume increased responsibilities or advance in the field.

Bachelor's degrees graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Career Paths:

Virginia College's Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in human resources, personnel development, or benefits management. Graduates could pursue employment in the human resource department of corporations, government offices, nonprofit organizations, and other types of institutions.

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