Business Administration

Human Resources Management Track

Human Resources Management is about people, the most valuable asset of any business, small or large. Employees are the forces that keep the wheels of business and industry rolling.

Human Resources Management is essentially about building relationships among employees. As an employee advocate, human resource managers work to bring positive change that benefits both employees and employers. They recognize the need for change and help bring about improvements in processes and in workplace environments.

Human resource managers need good communication skills and should be multi-task oriented.

They need to be people who can establish trust and effective working relationships with both employees and management.

Conflict resolution skills are also valuable. A successful human resource professional must be able to establish priorities and be genuinely concerned about the fair treatment of employees.

Instruction specific to Human Resources includes classes in employment laws and regulations, employee recruitment, compensation and benefits, diversity in management, job analysis and evaluation, and human resources management applications.

As a concentration in the business administration field, studies also include a variety of basic business classes including principles of management, people skills, accounting, computer technology, business law, and economics.

The instructional format, incorporating numerous professional guest speakers plus the use of team projects, helps to prepare students for productive careers in the human resources field.

Human Resources professionals are frequent guests in the classroom where they lead discussions on topics such as workplace violence, safety and security, interviewing methods, labor and management issues, diversity in the workforce, and cultural differences. Students learn through mock interviews and simulations of workplace situations.

Classes are available both in the day and evening at the Lee County Campus in Sanford. Distance education options are available for many of the general education classes as well as some selected Human Resources and business classes.

Companies, large and small, need management level employees with human resources skills. Entry-level positions in the field include specialists in staffing, recruiting, training, benefit administration, employee relations, and safety.

Graduates are aided in their job search by CCCC faculty who can assist with job searches, interviewing skills, and resume building.

An Associate in Applied Science Degree in Human Resources Management is designed as a two-year program if taken on a full-time basis. Students can start building their credentials with a 36 SHC Diploma Option and an 18 SHC Certificate in Human Resources Management.

What is Human Resource Management?
HRM is the study of managing employees with good practices, policies, and procedures including legal requirements and regulations imposed by federal and state governments.

Who teaches the human resources management courses?
The Lead HR instructor is a retired HR Manager with 30 years of manufacturing experience.

How are these human resources management courses taught?
The teaching methods are lecture, class discussion, case analysis, videos, guest speakers, plant tours and student reports.

What is this curriculum's emphasis?
Class discussion and case analysis are emphasized using "real world" business situations, the course instructors relate their HR experiences on a regular basis to give the students an understanding of a "hands on" professional approach stressing the treatment of employees with dignity and respect.

What Students Learn

Students successfully completing the Human Resource Management Program will be able to:

  • Be knowledgeable about legal requirements (case law and regulations) for employment and be able to perform written critical analysis of workplace scenarios to protect organization from legal liability
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of current recruiting and interviewing techniques and best practices through mock interviews, web research, and above average writing skills for cover letters, resumes, and written assignments.
  • Become knowledgeable about learning theory and how to conduct a needs analysis to determine if an organization has a performance or training deficiency.
  • Understand government compensation and benefit requirements and be able to conduct job evaluations, market surveys, and construct pay grades.
  • Perform job analysis, job evaluation and designate benchmark positions through a semester long group project.
  • Develop knowledge about OSHA regulations and demonstrate application to current or former employer workplaces.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current laws and regulations requiring ethical behavior by completing written corporate case analyses and determining best practices by researching corporate websites
  • Write critical analyses of various workplace situations.

Please Note:
Curriculum guides above are for students who enroll during the current academic year. Students who enrolled during a previous academic year should visit the Program Evaluation link in WebAdvisor to find the required list of courses for graduation. For assistance, consult your advisor.

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