Human Resources

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The Human Resources Program will prepare students for a career in the Human Resources Industry. Students will be trained in all aspects of Human Resources Management such as Benefits, Compensation, Employment Practices, Human Resources Law, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Mediation training, Risk Management and Training and Development.

This program will prepare students to be Human Resources Assistants, Human Resources Benefits Coordinators, Human Resources Employment Specialists and Human Resources Technicians.

Career Snapshot

In present times, human resources has changed into a strategic and comprehensive approach to managing people and organizational cultures. An effective Human resources function enables a company's employees to contribute significantly to organizational goals and help drive performance improvement.

Work Environment

Human Resources employees work in typical office settings.

Potential Job Titles

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Resources Associate
  • Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Career Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resources is expected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Degree Plans Faculty Staff Salary Data Certifications

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Name E-mail Phone Location
Olivares, Ricardo R. rolivare 956-872-6132 Pecan J-2. 608

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Name E-mail Phone Location
Pequeno, Evelyn epequen2 956-872-2559 Pecan G-246
Salary Data
Location Pay
10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $11.96 $14.76 $18.12 $21.92 $26.08
Yearly $24,900 $30,700 $37,700 $45,600 $54,200
Texas Hourly $11.48 $14.19 $17.60 $21.22 $24.50
Yearly $23,900 $29,500 $36,600 $44,100 $51,000

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To meet the business challenges, college graduates and those seeking professional certifications should have the best job opportunities. Common certifications offered by the HR Certification Institute include:

  • Associates Professional in Human Resources (aPHR)
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

A certificate in Human Resource Management can bring you the knowledge and skills applicable to the following professional areas:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Employee benefits administration
  • Labor relations
  • Onboarding
  • Personnel administration
  • Recruitment
  • Skills management
  • Training and development

All South Texas College programs offer comprehensive, career-focused training and are designed for completion in 1 to 2 years (or less in some cases).

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