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).
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.
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)2
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."
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 $800 per semester.
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.