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Business Administration Certificate Level II: Human Resource Specialization

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The business administration program prepares a diverse group of students to succeed as the future managers and leaders within our local communities. The program supports students’ needs to  acquire skills that will allow them to establish a career and/or become more productive in their current organizations. We are particularly committed to helping students become professionals who are capable of thinking critically, working in teams, utilizing technology, performing research, making decisions, and communicating ideas effectively in a global economy. 

An associate of applied science (AAS) in business administration with a human resource specialty emphasizes developing varied skills for a range of jobs, for entry-level work in the human resources. The program helps students develop skills in employment practices, recruiting, employee relations, equal employment laws, employee communications, benefits and compensation, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), training and development, as well as organizational behavior. Individuals who are looking to advance their careers in human resources, can take courses to help prepare for industry level certifications, such as the Professional Human Resources (PHR).

Graduation requirement

All students graduating with an AAS or level II certificate must complete LSCS Student Success Initiative (SSI) requirements. To determine your SSI status, see a college advisor.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

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Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Business Administration AAS Degree: Human Resource Specialization.

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 6 Credits
BMGT 1309 Information and Project Management 3
BMGT 2303 Problem Solving and Decision Making 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 6 Credits
HRPO 1302 Human Resources Traing and Development 3
HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3
Second Semester Courses 6 Credits
HRPO 2303 Employment Practices 3
HRPO 2304 Employee Relations 3
Third Semester Courses 9 Credits
HRPO 2305 Human Resource Information Systems 3
HRPO 2306 Benefits and Compensation 3
HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3
TOTAL Credit Hours for Business Administration Certificate II - Human Resource Specialization: 42 Credits


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Career Options

Median wage: $61,0091

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Employment Coordinator2
  • Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)2
  • Recruiter2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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