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.

“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

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

Professional certifications show 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 exam through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

  • Associate Professional in Human Resources® (aPHR)® *

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.

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