Human Resources

The Human Resources Program will prepare students for a career in the Human Resources Industry. Students will be trained in all aspects of Human Resources Management such as Benefits, Compensation, Employment Practices, Human Resources Law, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Mediation training, Risk Management and Training and Development.

This program will prepare students to be Human Resources Assistants, Human Resources Benefits Coordinators, Human Resources Employment Specialists and Human Resources Technicians.

Career Snapshot

In present times, human resources has changed into a strategic and comprehensive approach to managing people and organizational cultures. An effective Human resources function enables a company’s employees to contribute significantly to organizational goals and help drive performance improvement.

Work Environment

Human Resources employees work in typical office settings.

Potential Job Titles

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Resources Associate
  • Human Resources Administrative Assistant
  • Human Resources Specialist

Career Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resources is expected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Associate Degree

Human Resources Specialist (AAS-HRPO)

Certificates

Human Resources Assistant

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $3,455.00
Books & supplies: $1,320.50
On-Campus Room & Board:Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete:12 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: N/A

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
• Human Resources Assistants (43-4161.00) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans:N/A
Median debt from private educational loans:$2,850.00
Median debt from institution financing plan:N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 75%

Staff Faculty

Name E-mail Phone Location
Garza, Astrid agarza_2328 (956) 872-2764 Tech Campus A-112
Name E-mail Phone Location
Olivares, Ricardo R. rolivare (956) 872-6132 Tech Campus A-1145
Gomez, Frank fdgomez (956) 447-6648 Mid-Valley G-153

Please contact the department for information about Adjunct Faculty


Salary Data Certifications

Location Pay
Period
2013
10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $11.96 $14.76 $18.12 $21.92 $26.08
Yearly $24,900 $30,700 $37,700 $45,600 $54,200
Texas Hourly $11.48 $14.19 $17.60 $21.22 $24.50
Yearly $23,900 $29,500 $36,600 $44,100 $51,000

Salary and Titles Data Provided by O*NET - http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-4161.00

Certifications

To meet the business challenges, college graduates and those seeking professional certifications should have the best job opportunities. Common certifications offered by the HR Certification Institute include:

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

A certificate in Human Resource Management can bring you the knowledge and skills applicable to the following professional areas:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Employee benefits administration
  • Labor relations
  • Onboarding
  • Personnel administration
  • Recruitment
  • Skills management
  • Training and development

All South Texas College programs offer comprehensive, career-focused training and are designed for completion in 1 to 2 years (or less in some cases).