Associate's Degree in Human Resource Management

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Are you interested in a career that allows you to manage the professional development of employees for any kind of business or organization? Virginia College's Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program is designed to help prepare you for this type of career. Continue reading for more information about this associate's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program at Virginia College provides you with the opportunity to study various areas of human resource management. Courses in the area of concentration focus on recruitment, interviewing techniques, personnel development, employee relations, ethics, benefits management, compensation management, and training. The program also covers basic word processing, keyboarding, spreadsheets, and database management. Virginia College's Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program is an online program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Some work experience in a business environment or at least an interest in working to develop people within a business setting is important before enrolling in Virginia College's Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program. Applicants to Virginia College programs should have a high school diploma or GED.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program at Virginia College requires the completion of 96 quarter credit hours. Total credit requirements include 40 credits in the concentration area, 16 credits in foundation courses, and 40 credits in concentration area electives and general education courses. General education classes cover a broad liberal arts education in humanities, communications, social sciences, and mathematics.

Foundation Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
AOM 1010 Keyboarding
AOM 1100 Word Processing
EDU 1010 Learning Framework
EDU 1020 Career Exploration/Planning

Concentration Courses

AOM 1200 Spreadsheets
AOM 1300 Database Management
BUS 1000 Introduction to Business
BUS 2750 Workplace Ethics and Expectations
BUS 2760 Personnel Management
HRM 1000 Employee Recruitment, Selection, Training, and Development
HRM 1010 Compensation and Benefit Management
HRM 1030 Employer/Employee Relations
HRM 2010 Workplace Behavior
HRM 2020 Human Resource Law and Ethics

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of Virginia College's Associate of Science in Human Resource Management program, you could pursue entry-level human resource positions in nearly any type of industry. You could be involved in employee development, compensation and benefits, training, interviewing, or recruiting. Possible job positions include:

  • Training specialist
  • Benefits specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Job analyst

Advanced Degrees

Some companies might require that you have a bachelor's degree to advance to upper management positions in human resources. Some programs offer an area of concentration in human resource management.

Advanced degree options include but are not limited to:

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

Advanced degrees may not be offered at Virginia College, and credits may not be transferable.