Top Schools for Human Resources Management Associate Degrees

Associate degree programs in human resource management provide you with the fundamental skills in benefits, safety or compensation. As a graduate of an HR management program, you can be prepared for entry-level human resource positions. Schools offering Human Resource Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Top Schools with Human Resources Management Associate's Degrees

Associate's degree programs in human resources management can be found at many community colleges across the country. The programs may result in an Associate in Applied Science, Associate of Applied Business or Associate of Science degree; some schools offer HR management as a concentration option for its business degree. Read on to learn about some of the top U.S. schools offering programs in this field.

Three Top Human Resource Management Associate Degree Programs

Saint Paul College - St. Paul, MN

This Minnesota school offers a variety of career-orientated associate's degree and certificate programs, including one that prepares students for careers in human resource management. Core HR courses include topics in compensation, benefits, employment law and talent management; an internship is also required. The Human Resource Certification Institute has approved this program for meeting the education requirements for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certifications.

  • Associate in Human Resource Management

Zane State College - Zanesville, OH

If you pursue an Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Human Resources Management from Zane State College, you'll be attending a school that has been ranked among Washington Monthly magazine's top ten community colleges in the United States. Zane State encourages students to use internships and professional projects to obtain hands-on, real-world experience. As an associate's degree candidate in the human resources management program, you can expect to take the core classes in managerial accounting, management, labor relations and marketing. The human resource management courses prepare you to train employees, conduct performance evaluations and administer wages. These classes also cover relevant labor laws.

  • Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Human Resources Management

Cuyahoga Community College

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is the largest community college in Ohio and offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. According to the school, Tri-C also ranks first in the state and 46th in the nation for number of associate's degrees awarded. This school offers an Associate of Applied Business in Business Management with a concentration in human resources management. This 63-credit program can be completed in four semesters. The first semester includes general courses in composition, computer applications, business and math. The following semesters include HR-specific courses in topics like labor management, workers compensation laws, advanced HR practices and industrial/organizational psychology.

  • Associate of Applied Business in Business Management

Other Human Resource Management Associate Degree Programs

College/UniversityInstitution TypeLocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Atlanta Technical College2-year, PublicAtlanta, GA$3,000
Sinclair Community College2-year, PublicDayton, OH$4,000
San Joaquin Valley College - Visalia2-year, PrivateVisalia, CAN/A
Cecil College2-year, PublicNorth East, MD$8,000
Blackhawk Technical College2-year, PublicJanesville, WI$4,000
Pima Community College2-year, PublicTuscon, AZ$2,000
Randolph Community College2-year, PublicAsheboro, NC$2,000
Barton County Community College2-year, PublicGreat Bend, KS$3,500
Nashua Community College2-year, PublicNashua, NH$8,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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