Courses & Programs

Human Resource Management

Kristine Ricker Choleva

Interim Dean, Business & Technology Division

Business and Technology

Kittredge Center 404

413.552.2284 (Tel)

What will you learn?

This two-year associate degree option prepares students for careers in human resource management. Students will learn human resource inventory management, recruiting and retention and organizational behavior.


Upon graduating from this program, students will be able to:

  • Interpret accounting data and analyze financial statements
  • Apply the marketing conceptappreciate the role of law in business
  • Define traditional functions of management and its contribution to strategic planning. 

What will you do?

Transfer to a four-year college or university, or go right into the workforce! Job and career options include:

  • Recruitment
  • Employee Relations
  • Organizational Management
  • Policy Development

Explore your options at HCC's Advising, Career & Transfer Center, or at What Can I Do with This Major?

61 total credits

26 credits General Education Requirements + 29 credits Program Requirements

Depending on the course selection, up to 100% of this program can be completed online.

General Education Requirements




Select from the following; ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MKT, MGT, OR SPO.

Students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program should look at the following options: B023 Business Administration MassTransfer to state universities including UMass and Westfield State University; B034 Business Administration General Transfer to most four-year private colleges; B045 Paralegal Option for transfer to Elms College and Bay Path University; B056 Hospitality Management Transfer to state universities including UMass and to Johnson & Wales University; or B096 Sport Management transfer to state and private universities.

Math Elective: Select from MTH 160(D), MTH 162(D), MTH 113(D), MTH 114(D), or MTH 142(D). Students will not receive credit for both MTH 162 and MTH 113.

Business Electives: Select from following; ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MKT, MGT, OR SPO.