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If you’re looking for a career with the opportunity to impact a company dramatically and invest in people at the same time, our Human Resources program might be for you.

You’ll learn about efficient human resource management in our cutting-edge curriculum taught by faculty who have actually been HR managers. You’ll enhance your resume through internships and service-learning projects, which may even lead to a job offer. You’ll also be well prepared to transfer to a top four-year program.

Career Degrees

AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into transfer agreements that allow these degrees to transfer to select colleges. A list of active agreements may be found on this website. You can also learn more about transferring from AACC to continue your education.

Human Resources, Business Management, A.A.S.

Our cutting-edge curriculum will help you launch your career in human resources. You’ll compare and apply theories at the individual employee level, the organizational level and the macro level (such as working with employees from a variety of cultures) to learn what really makes companies and its employees thrive. 


Credit Certificate

The following certificate prepare students for employment and feeds into the A.A.S. degree, if desired.

Human Resources, Business Management

You’ll prepare for a 21st-century career in today’s technologically advanced workplace. You’ll enhance your business communication and human resource management skills, with the opportunity to focus your studies in management, leadership, workforce diversity or employment law.


Interested in Transfer?

If you're interested in earning a four-year degree or higher in accounting, business, economics or entrepreneurship, you may wish to consider the following Associate of Science (A.S.) in Business Administration. This degree will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose - career or transfer - we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your individual education goals.

Business Administration Transfer, A.S.

You’ll gain a rich background in core business skills, such as accounting, statistics and business law. You’ll also complete common general education requirements such as English, math and science, so you are well prepared to transfer to a four-year college.

Business Administration Transfer (A.S.)

What can you do with a degree in Human Resources?

Our graduates go on to successful careers in a number of positions, such as:

  • HR managers
  • HR specialists
  • HR representatives
  • Assistants
  • Consultants
  • Benefits specialists

Plus, with four-year transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, an AACC degree has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Related Studies

If Human Resources sounds appealing, but you’d like to compare it to other offerings, see if one of these is a better fit.