Human Resources is Key to Business


HR departments are a critical component in employee-centric organizations that strive to maximize employee engagement to create a productive work environment!

WVJC Online offers you Human Resources classes with a business framework. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in HR functions like recruiting, training, labor laws, compensation, and benefits.

“WVJC is a great school! I am almost done with my degree here and have met a lot of great people and learned many great skills that I will take with me in my career!”
– Savannah R., Business Program Graduate

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 productivity from their employees. In other words, human resource departments need to show an acceptable return on investment from the people they train.

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

Human resource personnel also contribute 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 interview 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 benefits programs and handling claims in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and company policies.

Employee Relations – Understanding the methods organizations use to monitor and address employee morale and balance the operational needs of the organization with the needs of the employee.

Health, Safety, and Security – Understanding the laws, regulations, and policies that promote a safe work environment and the use of 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, which can increase their productivity.

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

Legal Compliance – HR ensures their organizations comply with all 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


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Human Resources Externships and Certifications


Your WVJC Online Human Resources program includes an externship that allows you to apply the HR skills that you learned in your online classes and to begin the process of developing professional relationships.

Professional certifications showcase to potential human resources managers and business owners that you possess the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful and productive member of an HR department. You will be trained to sit for a certification test through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

  • Associate Professional in Human Resources

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