Human Resources and Payroll Generalist
29 Credits | 2 Years Part Time
Financial Aid Eligible
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online
Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*
*Combination of Online, Your Choice or On Site instruction. Select courses are available at the Northwood Tech Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.
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.
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. You will gain experience using Microsoft Office products and Human Resource Information Systems software suites.
Human Resources and Payroll Generalist graduates will be able to:
- Support effective employee relations
- Create accurate employee records
- Incorporate employment law into administrative practice
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.
Take your classes in a variety of options to fit your lifestyle.
Build relationships that will last a lifetime.
Learn to work in a diverse and dynamic business environment.
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), Online and outreach centers (Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith). Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, Your Choice or On Site.
Career pathways provide flexible, affordable and applicable degree attainment. As a Human Resources and Payroll Generalist student at Northwood Tech, you can continue your education to build upon your credentials by working to obtain the Human Resource Management associate degree.
The Human Resources and Payroll Generalist program accommodates your life by providing a 4 year part-time, evening and/or weekend schedule to complete your education, making it easier to work around busy personal lives and schedules, work and other responsibilities.
Northwood Tech's continuous networking with business professionals, employers and recent graduates will ensure your courses are up-to-date and applicable for your future career.
Core coursework is focused on obtaining the most current, legal, and necessary skills to be able to perform Human Resources and Payroll Generalist functions effectively.
Human Resources and Payroll Generalist is Part of a Career Pathway
As a Human Resources and Payroll Generalist student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
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Continue your education to earn an associate degree.
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Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
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 2023-24*
Human Resources and Payroll Generalist
29 Credits | 2 Years Part-time
*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 Northwood Tech Human Resources and Payroll Generalist Program
Upon completion of the program, you will earn a technical diploma in Human Resources and Payroll Generalist. Continue your education at Northwood Tech in the Human Resource Management associate degree and/or the Nonprofit Leadership associate degree.