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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
This program is designed to prepare students for a career in the human resources profession. Due to the fact that nearly all corporations
have a human resources department, solid growth in this profession is predicted over the next ten years. This program is designed for both individuals starting out in human resources and those currently employed in human resources. Students gain a comprehensive knowledge 
in human resources along with the people skills greatly desired in today’s business world.


Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science


For More Information Contact:
Business and Information Technology Division:
Southeast: (918) 595-7639
Counseling Center: Southeast: (918) 595-7651


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 18


English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
and select one course from the following:
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
*ENGL 2343 Business Communication I


Psychology 6 hours
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
*PSYC 1313 Human Relations


Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 42


Accounting 6 hours

*ACCT 2213 Financial Accounting
*ACC 2223 Managerial Accounting


Business 6 hours
BUSN 1053 Introduction to Business
and select 3 credit hours from the following:
BUSN 2363 Supervisory Management
MGMT 2363 Principles of Management


Computer Information Systems 3 hours
**Select 3 hours from any Computer Information Systems
(CSYS/CSCI) courses.


Human Resources 24 hours
HRES 1313 Principles of Human Resources
*HRES 1333 Benefits Management
*HRES 1343 Compensation Management

*HRES 2313 Human Resource Law I
*HRES 2323 Employment and Evaluation Techniques
*HRES 2333 Employee and Labor Relations
*HRES 2343 Training and Development
*HRES 2353 Human Resource Law II


Controlled Electives 3 hours
*BUSN/PSYC 2633 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
*CSCI 2033 Excel
*ECON 2123 International Economic Issues
HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills
*MGMT 2103 Workforce Development Internship
SPCH 1013 Fundamentals of Listening
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I
SPCH 2053 Intercultural Communication
SPCH 2103 Interpersonal Communication


Total Credit Hours: 60

*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
**Spreadsheet experience is highly recommended.

NOTE: A student may substitute PHR (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification for the course HRES 1313 Principles of Human Resources, if the student is current in the PHR or SPHR period of certification. (PHR or SPHR exams will not substitute for any other HRES courses).
NOTE: MGMT 2103 Workforce Development Internship is highly recommended for those with no experience in a Human Resources Department.


General education requirements can be found at: