Human Resources Assistant

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Why choose Human Resources Assistant?

  • Get the training you need to help employees be productive and safe in the workplace.
  • Join the team responsible for driving business success through happy, productive employees.
  • A great career for those with strong communication skills and attention to detail.
It’s long been said and is still true today—people are a company’s greatest asset. But with worker mobility on the rise and Millennials bringing new expectations to the workplace, companies more than ever rely on human resources (HR) professionals to build and retain a capable workforce that is committed to driving the business to new heights.

Program Locations

Adams Campus
401 North Main Street
Adams, WI 53910

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494


What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Human Resources Assistant program prepares students to successfully manage activities involving new staff, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding. Graduates can provide support for all existing staff regarding employment needs as well as integrate human resources to align with an organization’s strategic direction.

In this program students will engage in various activities and learning opportunities focused on employee support, vital aspects of the hiring process, and labor relations and law. Students will also develop and practice effective communication skills to meet the needs of the employer and employees in any organization.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $4,244.40
  • Books: $1,501.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $5,745.40

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10102138 Organizational Behavior  3
  10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction  3
  10809196 Introduction to Sociology  3
  10801195 Written Communication 3
  Term Total   12 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10196193 Human Resource Management 3
  10102110 Employment Law 3
  10801198 Speech  3
  10102121 Finance and Budgeting  3
  10196191 Supervision  3
  Term Total   15 Credits
  Program Total   27 Credits



Dr. Bartel received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. His professional experience includes twenty plus years working within the financial, Investment, and insurance industries in a variety of managerial roles and for a number of well-known and local companies, including Sentry Insurance, Thrivent Financial, and American Express.

“Learning is a life-long journey—investing in yourself will be, by far, the best investment you may ever make!”


  • HR Generalist
  • HR Recruitment Coordinator
  • Job Analyst


High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

“The real-life situations prepared me for the business world, and the staff took the time to guide me to my dream career.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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Human Resources Assistant Pathway