Human Resource Management Track | KCTCS

Human Resource Management Track

The Human Resource Management Track prepares students for entry-level positions in the human resource field and related occupations.

64-67 Credit Hours

Upon completion of this track, the graduate can:

  1. Describe the human resource manager’s job responsibilities in successfully completing the staffing function.
  2. Describe various aspects of federal and state legislation affecting human resource management.
  3. Evaluate human resource planning methods, sources of job candidates and the various steps of the selection process.
  4. Evaluate different compensation methods, prepare payroll records, compute payroll deductions and complete payroll entries using both a manual and computerized accounting systems.
  5. Describe the components of performance appraisal systems, training and development activities and the establishment of a safe work environment.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of employee rights, discipline issues and labor relations.
  7. Describe the role of the supervisor and his/her responsibilities as it relates to the planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling activities in a modern organization.
  8. Explain methods used for the improvement of productivity, the supervision of groups, the management of change and conflict and the establishment of total quality management principles of today’s organizations.
  9. Identify the different skills necessary for effective and ethical supervision.
  10. Utilize problem-solving and decision-making skill techniques.

General Education

Choose one of the following Oral Communications courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • COM 181 - Basic Public Speaking
  • COM 252 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Choose one of the following Social Behavioral Sciences courses (9.0 credit hours)

  • ECO 101 - Contemporary Economic Issues
  • ECO 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Choose one of the following Quantitative Reasoning Courses (3.0 credit hours)

Choose one of the following Heritage/Humanities Courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • HIS 101 - World Civilization I
  • HIS 108 - History of the US through 1865
  • HIS 109 - History of the United States Since 1865
  • ART 100 - Introduction to Art
  • MUS 100 - Introduction to Music
  • REL 130 - Introduction to Religion

Choose one of the following Natural Sciences Courses (3.0 credit hours)

  • BIO 112 - Introduction to Biology
  • BIO 113 - Introduction to Biology Lab
  • BIO 137 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 139 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHE 120 - Chemistry in Society
  • PHY 171 - Applied Physics

Technical Courses


Human Resource Management Option Courses

  • BAS 274 - Human Resource Management (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • BAS 287 - Supervisory Management (3.00 Credit Hours)
  • ACT 196 - Payroll Accounting (3.00 Credit Hours)

 - Choose three courses from the following Approved Technical Courses (9.0 credit hours)*

  • BAS 284 - Applied Management Skills
  • BAS 288 - Personal and Organizational Leadership
  • BAS 290 - Management, Ethics, and Society
  • OST 275 - Office Management
  • QMS 101 - Introduction to Quality Systems
  • QMS 201 - Customer Service Improvement Skills

 * Courses cannot be duplicated from the core

 * Students may select other technical courses approved by the Business Administration Program


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  • Courses chosen to satisfy General Education requirements must be selected from an approved list which may be found in the KCTCS catalog at
  • A course used to fulfill one category cannot be used to fulfill another category.
  • Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.