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Develop personal, professional and human relations skills necessary to perform the duties of a human resource administrator across the country.

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At a Glance

  • Earn an associate of science degree in as few as 14 months.

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as seven months.

  • Conveniently available online.

  • Affordable tuition, learn more now.

About the Program

What Will I Learn

Courses taken by our Human Resources Administration students include:

Payroll Management and Compensation

This course introduces students to payroll management. Students will outline the goals of human resource management and explore laws affecting payroll and personnel records. Activities include the performance of payroll calculations and analysis of the function and performance of human resource information systems.

Ethics in Human Resources

In this course, students will apply ethical theory to business situations and practices. Students will describe the roles of corporate culture and leadership in a social and global economy, as well as discuss legislation regulating employer and employee rights and responsibilities. Students will analyze ethical situations and develop solutions needed by Human Resource Administrators.

Career Opportunities

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

  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Training and Development Coordinator
  • Accounts Payable Clerk

Human resource specialists are an important part of most businesses. Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also handle employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training. 

Program Availability

SJVC’s Human Resources Administration program is conveniently available:


Cost & Financial Aid

Education is the most important investment you can make in your future. There is a financial plan available for everyone, including a broad range of financial assistance options. Visit SJVC’s Net Price Calculator to get personalized information on college costs and financial aid. Check out SJVC’s Consumer Information to learn about program costs by campus and credential level. You also can talk to an Admissions Representative to discuss the costs of your chosen program, and schedule an appointment with an experienced financial aid officer.

Accreditation & Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001.

The WSCUC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

State Approvals


SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Title 5, Division 7.5, – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s internet website (

View additional State Approvals for SJVC.

Read Our Career Guide On Human Resources Administration

Human Resources Specialists handle employee relations and training, as well as compensation and benefits programs for their organization.

Human Resources Administration FAQ

What is a Human Resources Administrator?

A human resources administrator is a vital part of the HR department at a business. An HR administrator may help with recruiting, managing employee contracts, or managing accounting and payroll. 

What skills are needed for an HR Administrator?

HR administrators may need to blend personal and technical skills in their roles. Working as an HR administrator may require knowledge of office software including specialized payroll systems and records management. HR administrators may also need to be skilled in business ethics, strong communication, and other interpersonal skills. 

Is a certificate in Human Resources worth it?

Only you can decide if a Human Resources Administration program is right for you. Students may enjoy working in human resources if they like working with others, collaborating on teams, or learning more about business settings. 

What can I do with a degree in Human Resources Administration?

Students in SJVC’s Human Resources Administration program may go on to work as 

  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
  • First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Office Clerks, General
  • Receptionists and Information Clerks
  • Sales Representatives
  • First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

How long does it take to get a degree in Human Resources Administration?

Students in SJVC’s Human Resources Administration program can earn an Associate of Science degree in as few as 14 months.

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