Human Resources Administration

Train Online to Work in Human Resources

SJVC’s online Human Resources 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 across the country.

Human Resources Administration Program Details

Skills Students Learn

Our Human Resources 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 Resources Administration students include:

Human Resource Laws, Policies, and Procedure
This course will provide an overview of the regulatory environment of the human resource professional. Students will investigate and discuss employment relationships, employee privacy topics, and wage and hour law issues. By defining Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as well as other Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations, students will be able to evaluate employer responsibilities and the variety of situational applications that involve human resources management

Payroll Management and Compensation
The fundamentals of payroll are covered in this course. The focus is on payroll and personnel records, computing and paying wages and salaries, social security taxes, income tax withholding, and unemployment compensation taxes.

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.

*Course listings are subject to change. Reference the SJVC College Catalog for the  most current program information.

Program Outcomes

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


Program Availability

SJVC’s Human Resources Administration program is available Online.

Career Opportunities

Our Human Resources 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

Institutional Accreditation

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

Questions or requests to review documents pertaining to accreditation should be directed to:

Crystal G. VanderTuig, Accreditation Liaison Officer
San Joaquin Valley College
3828 West Caldwell Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 734-9000

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.