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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. At Anne Arundel Community College, you’ll learn about efficient human-resource management. The cutting-edge curriculum you’ll use will be 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 Degree

AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in this area of study. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you the skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into agreements allowing this degree to transfer to select colleges. Where that is the case, it's noted with the degree below.

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. 

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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, according to your interests.

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Gainful Employment Information.

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.

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What can you do with a degree in Human Resources?

Our graduates go on to successful careers in a number of HR positions—as HR managers, specialists, representatives, assistants, consultants, and benefit 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 (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.


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