Human Resource Administration Program

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SJVC’s Human Resource Administration program offers training in the procedures, policies and practices found in today’s human resources departments. Our students develop personal, professional and human relations skills necessary to perform the duties of a human resource administrator in California and across the country.

Train to be a human resources professional at SJVC.

Students Will Learn
Throughout SJVC’s Human Resource Administration program, students will learn:

  • • Personnel hiring and evaluation practices
  • • Staff training and development
  • • Employee benefits administration
  • • Compensation structures
  • • Payroll management
  • • Labor Laws

Training also includes a variety of computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite(TM) using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software. These computer skills are important for a variety of positions across countless industries.

Program Outcomes
Graduates will earn a Certificate of Completion or an Associate of Science degree, and are prepared to take the Microsoft® Office Specialist Exam for certification in Word, PowerPoint® and Excel®. Online students can earn a Certificate of Completion and also can continue on to receive an Associate of Science degree.

Human Resource Administration students can earn a Certificate of Completion in approximately 7 months, or an Associate of Science degree in approximately 14 months.

Capable human resource management is the backbone of any successful business. Without a qualified human resources department, a company’s employment relations can fall into disarray.

Those skilled in this area qualify for many career roles:

  • • Human Resource Specialist
  • • Human Resource Generalist
  • • Compensation or Benefit Analyst
  • • Training and Development Coordinator
  • • Payroll Specialist

SJVC’s Human Resource Administration is available in:

The Human Resource Administration program is also offered through SJVC Online.
*Visalia only offers the A.S. Degree program for Human Resource Administration. Online offers both the Certificate of Completion and the A.S. Degree programs.

Accreditation & Approvals
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

San Joaquin Valley College is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution in the state of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). BPPE physical address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833; mailing address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818; phone (916) 431-6959; toll free (888) 370-7589; fax (916) 263-1897; website:

If a degree or certificate in Human Resource Administration sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, please complete SJVC’s Request Information form. An Admissions Advisor will contact you soon to discuss how you can reach your career goals with SJVC.
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