Human Resources and Payroll Generalist

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Human Resources and Payroll Generalist

Technical Diploma

27 Credits | 1 Year

Financial Aid Eligible

Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*

Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*

*Combination of Online, Your Choice, In Person or Web Conferencing instruction

Career Cluster: Business Management

Today’s dynamic work world requires knowledgeable Human Resources and Payroll Specialists who are essential to creating an environment for employees to grow, advance and feel valued.

Program Overview

As a Human Resources and Payroll Generalist, you apply the skills and tools necessary to effectively value and apply employees' abilities and needs in support of organizational goals.

You will demonstrate the application of the generalist’s responsibilities in contemporary human resource management, supporting employees’ growth and development, the impacts of employment law, prepare and maintain employment records, writing job descriptions, recruitment and selection, conducting job interviews, onboarding, interpreting policies and procedures, and effective use of compensation and benefit strategies.

Program Outcomes

Human Resources and Payroll Generalist graduates will be able to:

  • Support effective employee relations
  • Create accurate employee records
  • Incorporate employment law into administrative practice
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In this program, you will gain experience working with the software that is used in the industry, such as Microsoft Office products and Human Resource Information Systems software suites.

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Academics

The coursework for this program is relevant and current. All classes are taught by individuals experienced in the field in a variety of areas. Projects are individually focused, providing students with the ability to complete necessary work responsibilities as part of their academic requirements. 

Human Resources and Payroll Generalist classes are offered on all campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior) and outreach centers (Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith). Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: online, Your Choice, in-person, or Web Conferencing. 

 

Career Pathways

Career pathways provide flexible, affordable and applicable degree attainment. As a Human Resources and Payroll Generalist student at WITC, you can continue your education to build upon your credentials by working to obtain the Human Resource Management associate degree. 

Fit My Life Program

Fit My Life programs accommodate your life by providing an option of a part-time, evening and/or weekend core course schedule throughout your entire education, making it easier to work around childcare, work and other responsibilities.

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

WITC's continuous networking with business professionals, employers and recent graduates will ensure your courses are up-to-date and applicable for your future career. 


Curriculum

Core course work is focused on obtaining the most current, legal, and necessary skills to be able to perform Human Resources and Payroll Generalist functions effectively.   

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Featured Human Resources and Payroll Generalist Courses

10116100
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In Human Resource Management, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to effectively value and apply employees' abilities and needs to organization goals. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the supervisor's role in contemporary human resources management, impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance management, employee counseling and development, and effective use of compensation and benefit strategies. It is recommended that the learner have experience using a PC/MAC, using the MS Windows operating systems and software suite, browsing Web pages, downloading files, using e-mail, and exchanging files prior to enrolling in this course.
10116101
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In keeping in line with electronic recordkeeping, human resources and payroll have followed suit. Tracking employee information and payroll transactions is handled efficiently and securely using human resources information systems and payroll software. The learner will come to understand how this type of software works. Payroll calculation will be highly emphasized taking into account all the federal and state laws and filing requirements.
10116107
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UGRD
| 3 CR
With the ever changing health care laws, this benefits course will address the evolution of benefit offerings in health insurance as well as the other benefit areas. Taking the total reward approach, other topics to be covered include dental insurance, disability insurance, paid time off, government mandated benefits and optional work arrangements. PREREQUISITE: 10116100 Human Resource Management.

Human Resources and Payroll Generalist is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Human Resources and Payroll Generalist student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way! 

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Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it! 

Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*

Human Resources and Payroll Generalist

27 Credits | 1 Year

$4,059


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the WITC Human Resources and Payroll Generalist Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a technical diploma in Human Resources and Payroll Generalist.


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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Shawn Larson

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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