Human Resources is Key to Business

At WVJC Online, we recognize the pivotal role HR plays in fostering employee engagement, cultivating a positive work culture, and driving productivity. Our Business Administration/Human Resources program equips you with the necessary skills to enter into the field.

By implementing strategic HR practices, companies can maximize the potential of their workforce, leading to increased productivity, innovation, and, ultimately, sustainable growth. HR professionals develop and retain top talent while ensuring alignment with the organization’s goals and values.

“From the very beginning, I knew this would be a great school for me. It’s been so enjoyable going here.

– April Garcia, WVJC Student

Why HR is Right for You

Human Resource professionals are considered essential to the success of any organization. They are tasked with ensuring that companies maximize the productivity of their employees. In other words, human resource departments need to show an acceptable return on investment from the people they train.

Therefore, human resources team members are challenged with designing, operationalizing, and monitoring policies between employers and the management team in many organizations. The responsibilities of the HR staff affect all aspects of a business because human resources support employees, and employees are critical to success.

Human resource personnel also contribute to and help nurture an organization’s overall mission, vision, and values. This shared culture provides a compelling reason for employees to want to be productive in their careers. These elements can be motivating and help employees feel like they are a part of something special.

Your HR Career

Your WVJC Online Human Resources classes will include the following HR topics and functions.

Recruitment and Selection – Understanding the hiring process, including legal requirements, sourcing of applicants, formal interviews, and other selection processes.

HR Development and Retention – Understanding the techniques and methods for delivering training programs and developing individual employees.

Compensation and Benefits– Understanding concepts related to pay and benefit programs. Handling claims in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies.

Employee Relations – Understanding how organizations monitor and address employee morale and balance the organization’s operational needs with the employee’s needs.

Health, Safety, and Security – Understanding the laws, regulations, and policies that promote a safe work environment and risk mitigation procedures to protect against workplace hazards.

Training and Development– HR establishes classes and other training strategies to help employees upgrade their skills and knowledge, increasing productivity.

HR Operations – Understanding the tactical and operational activities related to labor management and the HR function. In addition, to comply with the laws, regulations, and policies that affect the organization.

Legal Compliance – HR team members ensure their organizations comply with federal, state, and union labor laws and regulations such as overtime, minimum wage, and discrimination policies.

Human resources departments protect the image and success of organizations by complying with union laws, executing administrative processes, and creating cost-efficient policies!

Why WVJC Online is Right for You

WVJC Online helps you balance your studies with work and family responsibilities by offering you the opportunity to stay home and go to school. WVJC Online offers the following services:

  • Flexibility
  • Small Online College
  • 24/7 Tech Support
  • Academic Guidance
  • Human Resources Externship
  • Career Services

Request information and discover what you can do with an associate degree in business administration/ human resources.


Human Resources Externships and Certifications

At WVJC Online, we’re aware that you want to begin working in your ideal career as quickly as possible. We’ve structured our Online Business Administration/Human Resources program to meet your career goals in a timely manner that allows you to balance family, work, and college. Experience and certifications* are great ways to improve your marketability to employers.

As one of our online human resources students, your online courses will be coupled with a required externship as part of your program. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world with real people. The experience is invaluable and will enable you to showcase your skills to employers who hire business professionals.

Students also have the option to sit for the HR Certification Institute (HRCI)®, aPHR certification* exam at their own expense.

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.

Get Started

Get Started

Get started at WVJC today by applying to our career training school online!

Request Information

Request Information

Request more information about each of our campuses by reaching out!

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for many of our programs and vary by location.