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Human Resource Management

Program Pathway

Human Resource Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Program Details

Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 65
Enrollment Full-time, Part-time
Program Start Fall, Spring, Summer
Number of Terms 5
Time to Complete 2 years
Course Format Face-to-Face, Online
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Human Resource Management – AAS (Online Program)
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Management
Term 2
  • Financial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Problems and Issues in Supervision and Management
Term 3 — Summer
  • Business Field Experience
Term 4
  • Business Law
  • Management and Labor Relations
  • Staffing
  • Training and Employee Development
Term 5
  • Business Ethics
  • Employee Compensation and Benefits Management
  • Employment Law
Human Resource Management Electives
  • Composition II
  • HR Certification Prep
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Project Management Basics
  • Small Business Management

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

You have completed the Human Resource Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program. Check out the Business and Professional Development continuing education courses and Computers and Technology continuing education courses to keep up to date in your profession.



Graduates are employed in all kinds of industries, from health care and nursing homes to manufacturing and retail.

Some find that they are in entry-level positions in large HR departments, which allows them to grow and move up within the organization.

Others wear many hats when working at small businesses in which they experience a large variety of duties and tasks, also affording them the chance to decide which parts of HR they prefer for their career before moving on to different organizations.

In addition, some graduates gain employment at employment agencies who serve as recruiters/screeners for organizations, also increasing their network of contacts with businesses that may lead to potential employment with those companies in the future.

Graduates start in positions such as HR Assistant, Payroll, HR generalist, Recruiter, HR specialist, and trainers. Many find that they can get promoted quickly into management roles, including HR Manager./p>

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Human Resources Specialists $42,120 $63,590 $82,770

Source: 2023 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development — Statewide Wages


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
AS, Incorporated Staffing Agency Cedar Falls, IA
BerganKDV Waterloo, IA
City of Waterloo Waterloo, IA
Colony Brands Peosta, IL
Express Employment Professionals Cedar Falls, IA
Grand Jivante Ackley, IA
Richelieu Foods, Inc. Grundy Center, IA
Target Human Resources Waterloo, IA and TX
Transamerica Corporation Cedar Rapids, IA
UnityPoint Health—Allen Hospital Waterloo, IA
MercyOne Waterloo, IA
Woodsmall Electric North Liberty, IA

Program Contacts

Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Last Names A – L
Kaitlyn Harris Email Kaitlyn Harris 319-296-4014 ext.1066 Bremer Hall 136A
Academic/College Success Advisor
Last Names M – Z
John Peterson Email John Peterson 319-296-4014 ext.1448 Bremer Hall 136B
Faculty Advisor
Karen Reynolds Email Karen Reynolds 319-296-2329 ext.1380 Black Hawk Hall 110

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