If you enjoy helping others, and you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers both variety and opportunity, explore the Human Resource Management program. Jobs in this field provide an opportunity to interact with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings. The success of any organization depends on getting the right person in the right job, and in this role you can make a huge impact. The program covers the seven key areas of HR: safety, employment law, training, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, international human resources, and staffing. Positions are available in business, manufacturing, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
As an HR professional, you may find yourself recruiting and selecting employees, implementing compensation systems, developing employment policies, creating training programs, promoting safety, monitoring compliance with employment law, strategic planning, employee relations, and measuring employee satisfaction.
Estimated Program Cost
Human Resource Management
This program will cost about $10,100* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
- Living responsibly
- Refining professionalism
- Cultivating passion
- Create an organizational workforce plan
- Develop training programs
- Examine organizational total rewards programs
- Incorporate employment law into business practices
- Facilitate effective employee relations
Software and Technology
Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.
If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.
- Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
- Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
- Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.
- Western uses the Blackboard Learning Management System. Some courses may use Zoom or Microsoft Teams to meet and work virtually. Visit our website for guidance on how to access and use these tools.
- Office 365 (available to download for free once you have a student email)
- Recommended web browsers: Chrome or Firefox
For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.
- Western has several computer labs available. Visit our website to find open hours and locations on the La Crosse campus. Or find information on how to access resources on our Regional Locations web page.
- The Learning Commons has computers, webcams, and microphones available for in-house use. Our librarians recommend checking your local public library for computer access on the weekends. Staff members can also provide information on free, off-campus Wi-Fi spots. Contact them at LearningCommons@westerntc.edu or call 608-785-9198.
- Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.