Get the Skills to Become a Human Resource Professional

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Become a Human Resource Administration Professional in less than 2 years with the Associate’s Degree program at Beal College

16-Month* Human Resource Program in Bangor, Maine

Human Resource professionals have an array of sectors to choose from since they may find employment in nearly every industry. The role of a Human Resource professional is to plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They may oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between a company’s management and its employees. Therefore, it is essential that Human Resource professionals have strong communication skills coupled with knowledge of labor laws and office policies.

Your Future in Human Resources

If they do their jobs well, Human Resource professionals help companies flourish by keeping employees safe, secure and compensated while also requiring them to perform their job duties, be productive, and abide by company procedures. Human Resource professionals act as moderators – they may support managers by systematizing the workplace and enforcing company rules, or they may advocate for and mentor employees who are having a difficult time. If you think you can liaise with both superiors and workers to find an effective working relationship for all, Human Resources could be the right career path for you.

The best way to see if Beal College is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on the Human Resource Associate’s Degree program, class schedules, and financial aid options so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Get more info or Book a Tour.

Become Qualified in Human Resources

The Human Resource Associate’s Degree program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level career in the field of Human Resources. Human Resource professionals may also take the program to enhance their education. This degree offers Human Resource theory and concepts along with the practical skills necessary to boost professional performance.

As a student in the Human Resource Associate’s Degree program, you’ll experience an application-oriented, real-world focused education. This program provides a strong foundation in business, along with general education courses designed to support academic and professional success.

With flexible online and on-campus schedules, smaller class sizes, and accelerated programs, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation.

The Human Resource Associate’s Degree program includes courses in:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Motivational Interviewing for the Business Professional
  • Compensation & Payroll
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Training & Development
  • Employment Law
  • Superior Customer Service
  • Management Communications
  • Ethics in Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting
  • General Education Courses

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Catered and comfortable. I found Beal College to be very relaxing and less stress then traditional schools.
Alan Esposito, Human Resource Management Graduate

Online Class Delivery

All programs at Beal College are offered with hybrid learning options! At Beal, you can take many classes online from the comfort of your home. Distance learning fits your life schedule, letting you complete your courses stress-free. The first 4-6 months of your program can be completed online, so there’s no need to put off your education. Hybrid and online learning options give you the peace of mind, flexibility, and support that you need to succeed!

Get Real-World Experience

You’ll also complete a 160-hour externship at the end of your program. This valuable opportunity allows you to experience working in a Human Resource role first-hand, providing you with confidence when you enter the workforce.

Diverse Career Prospects

There are employment opportunities in nearly every industry for Human Resource professionals. They may take on positions with job titles such as:

  • HR Specialist
  • HR Assistant
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Employment Coordinator
  • Employment Representative
  • Employment Specialist
  • HR Coordinator
  • Recruiter
  • Human Resources Associate
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Human Resource Representative

Human Resource Professionals Are Needed to Fill Many Roles

Human Resource professionals may be in charge of recruiting, screening, interviewing, and selecting the best applicant for an organization. They provide the employee with a proper orientation and make sure they get appropriate training. An HR Specialist assesses employees during performance appraisals, are in charge of motivating employees, and provide them with compensation and benefits. They have to maintain relations with labor and trade unions, and see to employees’ safety, welfare and health by complying with labor laws.

Additionally, Human Resource professionals may:

  • Compile and keep personnel records for an organization
  • Record data for each employee, such as an address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and the date of and reason for termination
  • Handle employee relations, payroll, benefits, and training
  • Prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons

Is a Rewarding Career in Human Resource Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about professional career training, fill out the form on this page to receive more information. A friendly Beal College Career Advisor can answer career questions, guide you to our virtual tour, and get you helpful financial aid information. Get the answers you need to discover the perfect career path for you.

For immediate questions, call 207-307-3900

*Program length when completed in normal time.