Human Resource Administration

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If you enjoy structuring and administering programs and policies designed to help employees be productive and safe in the workplace, then human resource administration is a good career for you. Knowing the laws, regulations, and internal policies of an organization and administering them humanely and fairly is the human resource administrator’s responsibility. This growing and dynamic field has excellent future career growth potential.

Career Area
Business, Management and Administration
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • Term Varies
  • 60 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Flexible Start Dates

Fall 2024 CBE Schedule

Amy Olson's On Campus Support Hours are Tuesdays from 8 AM – 3 PM & Wednesday from 8 AM - 4 PM

All CBE (Competency Based Education) Classes are Online

Career Outlook

Human Resource Administration

Median Income: $58,647.00*


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Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.


Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons.


Recruit, screen, interview, or place individuals within an organization. May perform other activities in multiple human resources areas.


Design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance. May analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness.



*As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. Graduate Outcome Survey data is from 2021-22 Lakeshore graduates.

Transfer Options


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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With this flexible program, you can choose daytime or online classes, and blended or accelerated formats. 

Designed to fit your life schedule, iFlex scheduling provides flexibility to attend courses through a blend of online and face-to-face, totally online, or flexing between these two modes on a weekly basis. Students will have identical learning components (assessments and lecture materials) whether sitting in the classroom or learning online.

Faculty Bios

Instructor Bios Globe

Amy Olson

"Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don't want to," is one of my favorite quotes and sums up how I feel about Human Resources. We are typically the first and last person you see in your employment lifecycle. We are responsbile for first and last impressions and everything in between to be sure you are challenged, developing, and engaged in your workplace!  

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