The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
Within every organization, at least one employee is responsible for the Human Resources activities. The Human Resource Administration program of study provides students with the opportunity to gain skills that can be applied to any organization. These involve compliance with employment law when maintaining personnel files, tracking employee leaves, administering employee benefits, administering and regulating salaries, and maintaining payroll. Students learn how to handle confidential information and sensitive situations.
The goal of the program is provide students with a rigorous preparation for a career in Human Resources, with entry at the technical or administrative level of the human resources profession, with skills for promotional or job enrichment opportunities at the management level of the profession.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Interpret and apply employment laws in a variety of complex human resource situations;
- demonstrate competency in specific human resource administrative responsibilities in the areas of hiring, salary administration, benefits administration, and records administration;
- apply necessary skills required for managing the complex human interactions and communications that take place in organizations; and
- demonstrate an understanding of the strategic role of human resource management in a modern organizational setting.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.