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Human Resources

Human Resources Associate of Applied Science Degree
Human Resources Certificate

Program Overview

The human resource professional, in any organization, plays a strategic role in the success of the organization. A human resource professional needs to be competent in human resource knowledge, able to facilitate change, have personal credibility which includes trust and confidentiality, and the understanding of how a business operates. Graduates may be employed as a Human Resource Specialist, Benefits Specialist, Compensation Analyst, Recruiter, Training and Development Coordinator, Human Resource Generalist, or Human Resource Assistant.

The Human Resources Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree is intended for students who desire immediate employment upon graduation, or who plan to transfer to another institution of higher education.

​The Human Resources Certificate program is designed for an individual who desires to enter the Human Resources field with a general grounding in Human Resources within a short period of time. The certificate program is transferable to the Human Resources AAS program.

Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​​

What You'll Learn

  • ​Facilitate communication with employees. 
  • Manage Human Resource record keeping and research. 
  • Administer employee compensation and benefits. 
  • Apply Federal, State, and local employment regulations/laws. 
  • Recruit, hire, and orient new employees. 
  • Write policies and handbooks. 
  • Solve employee relation situations.

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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  • Career Settings

    • ​Health care 
    • Manufacturing 
    • Government 
    • Education 
    • Insurance 
    • Hospitality 
    • Retail corporations 
    • Non-profit​
    Potential Employers
    • Buffets, Inc.
    • Wells Fargo Bank
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    • Deluxe Corporation
    • Ceridian
    • United Hospital
    • Metropolitan Urologic Specialists, PA
    • State of Minnesota 
  • Transfer Pathways

    ​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. For more information please contact a transfer specialist or go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​​

    Human Resources AAS Degree 

    • BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University
    • BS Human Resource Management, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus​​
    • BS Applied Organizational Studies, Minnesota State University-Mankato 
    • BA Business, Bethel University​​

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  • Additional Benefits

    • ​​Typical starting salaries for entry level positions range from $26,000 - $32,000 and for mid-level positions, $35,000 - $45,000. 
    • The career potential is excellent for experienced and educated Human Resource Professionals. 
    • There continues to be a good demand for HR professionals.​

  • Program Advisor

    ​Mindy Travers 
    mindy.travers@saintpaul.edu

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Accreditations

 

​ACBSP Accredited
Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs for meeting the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.​​​

​Approved Provider of Courses for Recertification
The Human Resource Certification Institute has recognized Saint Paul College as an approved provider of educational courses for recertification of the PHR or SPHR certification. The Human Resources Program at Saint Paul College is the only program of its kind in the Metro Area.

Business Department Mission
The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolitan student population.​

Career Information

Information provided by www.careerwise.mnscu.edu.

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