City College student in classAssociate of Science (AS)
College of Business Articulated Emphasis Associate of Science (AS)
Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)

Do you possess great interpersonal skills, have a high attention to detail and want to work in a business setting? If so, Human Resources is the right program for you! The curricula for the Human Resources programs at City College are designed to give students a wide breadth of knowledge regarding human resources management: facilitating employee relations, staffing, laws, regulations and court decisions dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Act. The Human Resources program offers two associate degree options, as well as a one-year certificate of applied science. Both associate degrees are designed to bridge to a bachelor’s degree at MSU Billings. The articulated plan, specifically, is designed to bridge to the MSU Billings College of Business. We encourage you to learn more about our Human Resources programs to help increase your employability and knowledge needed in today’s job market!

Human Resources (AS)

This program will cost about $7,660* ($9,100 for fully online) based on current tuition and fees.

Human Resources Articulated (AS)

This program will cost about $7,660* ($9,100 for fully online) based on current tuition and fees.

Human Resources (CAS)

This program will cost about $3,830* ($4,550 for fully online) based on current tuition and fees.

*Estimate is in-state tuition for a Montana resident. Tuition and fees are subject to change and do not include books, housing, or supplies.

Detailed Cost Information 

Human Resources Specialist

Median Wage (MT)* $49,450 yearly
  $23.77 per hour

Median Wage (US)* $60,350 yearly
 

$29.01  per hour

 
City College entry-level wages of graduates: $32,160
  (2014-2017)

Expected growth (MT)* 9%
Expected growth (US)* 7%
   

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau; (projections through 2026)

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As a graduate of our Human Resources program, you will find employment in a variety of positions, such as:

  • HR Assistant
  • Benefits Assistant
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Payroll Assistant
  • HR Clerk

Examples of where recent City College graduates are working:

  • Cielo Talent, Milwaukee, WI
  • The Executive Group, Billings, MT
  • Wal-Mart, Smelterville, ID
  • City of Riverton, Riverton, WY
  • MSU Billings, Billings, MT
  • Yellowstone Courthouse, Billings, MT
This program is offered fully online or in an online/on-campus combination format. Explore the online course format with Business Instructor, Heather Thompson-Bahm.

ADMISSION TO CITY COLLEGE

  • First-time college students must have high school diplomas from an accredited high school, a GED/HiSET, or passed the MSUB Readiness Exam offered through our university.
  • Transfer students will need to submit records from all regionally accredited institutions
 Montana State University Billings is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Certificate of Science (CAS)  » »                                                                           Associate of Science (AS)

Students who earn their Certificate of Science in Human Resources can continue on to get their Associate of Science in Human Resources or their Associate of Science in Human Resources- Articulated Emphasis through City College. 

Associate of Science (AS)  » »                                                                                 Bachelor of Science (BS) 

Students who earn an AS degree and want to further their education and thus, career, are able to go on for a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree through MSU Billings. Contact the MSU Billings Advising Center at 406-657-2240 for further details.

College of Business Articulated Emphasis (AS) » »                                   Bachelor of Science through College of Business (BS)

Students who earn their Articulated Emphasis AS in Human Resources have a direct pathway to the BSBA program through the College of Business at MSU Billings. Students have options to select their area of emphasis from options in Accounting, General Business, Finance, Management, Marketing. All options except Finance are offered fully online. To find out more information contact MSU Billings Advising Center at 406-657-2240

Associate of Science (AS) » »                                                                                 Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS)

Students who earn an AS degree and want to further their education and career are able to go on for a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) degree with a thematic concentration in Human Resource Management through MSU Billings. Contact the MSU Billings Advising Cener at 406-657-2240 for further details.

Q:  Is this program offered online?

A: Yes, you can complete this program entirely online or in an online/on-campus format.

Q: What kind of topics will be covered in this program?

  • Facilitating employee relations
  • Staffing
  • Equal Opportunity Employment Act

Q: How does the transfer process to the College of Business at the University campus work?

A: It's a very simple process! You can work with your advisor to transition to the bachelor's program at the University campus.

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