Mar 26, 2023  
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog 
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog

Business Administration - Human Resources Management, A.A.S. (A25120HR)

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This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program.  Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult an advisor.

Human Resources Management is a track under the curriculum title of Business Administration. The curriculum is designed to meet the demands of business and service agencies. The objective is the development of generalists and specialists in the administration, training, and management of human resources.

Graduates from this program will have a sound business educational base for life-long learning. Individuals will be prepared for employment opportunities in personnel, training, and other human resources development areas.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Recognize and explain the influence of supply and demand theories in various business situations.
  2. Analyze promotional strategies for various companies and products.
  3. Identify offer, acceptance, and mutual assent as they relate to contracts.
  4. Apply the Fair Labor Standards Act to various personnel situations.
  5. Compare and contrast methods used for selection and placement of human resources.

This program is also available completely online.

Course Selection Information

Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.

Student Program Priorities:

  1. ACC 120  
  2. BUS 217 , BUS 234 BUS 256 BUS 258  



Total Program Hours: 65


Students may complete one hour credit from WBL courses. Please contact the Work-Based Learning office for more information.

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