Human Resource Administration

Train to Work in Human Resources

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.

Human Resource Administration Program Details

Skills Students Learn

Our Human Resource Administration students learn:

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

Training also includes a variety of computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.

Program Course Examples

Courses* taken by our Human Resource Administration students include:

Workforce Training, Managing and Safeguarding
This course continues the development of staffing and personnel decision-making skills. Students will gain skills needed to train and develop employees. They will practice performance appraisals, describe due process procedures, as well as define regulations that ensure organizational safety.

Introduction to Microsoft Office® I
This course is designed to provide introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office® through hands-on operations and practice of simulated business projects and activities. Emphasis is placed on Word and PowerPoint® applications. This course includes functions such as word processing, document formatting, mail merge, automating your work, and organization and arrangement of PowerPoint® presentations. Skills competency will be assessed throughout this course. Keyboarding skills are included.

Introduction to Microsoft Office® II
This course is designed to provide introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft® Office through hands-on operations and practice of simulated business projects and activities. Emphasis is placed on Excel® and Access applications. Students will learn to build a worksheet using commands such as copying, formatting, identifying ranges and the functions of formulas. Students also will learn the basics of Access: How to create, maintain and work with a database. Skill competency will be assessed throughout this course. Keyboarding skills are included.

*Students will take additional program courses on top of the three listed courses. Courses may vary by program, credential level and campus.

Program Outcomes

Graduates can earn a Certificate of Completion in approximately 7 months, or an Associate of Science degree in approximately 14 months.

Our Human Resource Administration graduates also are prepared to take the Microsoft® Office Specialist Exam for certification in Word, PowerPoint® and Excel®. These examination fees are paid by SJVC for students.*

*Payment for retakes and subsequent examinations are the responsibility of the graduate. Failure to sit for these exams does not constitute a refund or discount in tuition.

Program Availability

SJVC’s Human Resource Administration program is available Online and at the Visalia campus.

Career Opportunities

Our Human Resource Administration training qualifies graduates for careers such as:

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

Accreditation and 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 www.accjc.org.

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: www.bppe.ca.gov.