The Human Resources Management program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology prepares students to meet the growing need for HR professionals in the Seattle area and beyond. This program gives graduates the competitive advantage needed to secure a career helping businesses find and grow their most important asset: their employees. Whether students are looking to enter the HR field for the first time, or are industry professionals seeking recertification credits, there are classes to meet all students' educational goals. It's also an excellent opportunity for managers or business owners who want to secure a better understanding of HR.
Individuals may want to take one class, several classes, or complete the intensive
HR study of 44 credits for the Human Resource Management certificate. Classes are
held in the evening. The program takes approximately one year to complete (three classes
a week, 12 credits a quarter). Students have the option to extend their program and
take fewer classes per week for work-life balance.
Instructors have a genuine interest in students' success and are committed to helping them make the most of their education. Small class sizes offer personalized instruction. Human Resources students at LWTech:
Each class offers both HR Certification Institute (HRCI®) , SHRM-CPSMor SHRM-SCPSM recertification credits. Curriculum is based on extensive research and recommendations
by Society for HR Management (SHRM®) and practicing professionals. Students can also earn recertification hours towards
PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR® and PHR-CA/SPHR-CA®.
Once you complete LWTech's Human Resource Management program, you will have immediate access to numerous jobs in a broad range of industries. Human Resource professionals can secure employment in a variety of work environments such as corporate human resource departments, governmental organizations and private firms. Active participation in the LWTech SHRM® Superior Merit Award Student Chapter is suggested for additional learning, networking with HR professionals, career opportunities and application of competencies.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter.
It is the student's responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual
schedule with an advisor or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may
be required to complete may increase the program length.
Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.
These helpful sessions present an overview of the program and explain the admission process. Each information session lasts approximately one hour. No RSVP is needed. Attendance is highly recommended for all applicants.
Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report aggregated information for students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These regulations include the disclosure of tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board, number of students completing the program, median student loan debt, and job placement rates which must be available to all prospective students. Below lists disclosures for Title IV eligible certificates offered within this academic program. Please visit LWTech's Gainful Employment page for more details.
Avg. WA State Salary $72,698/yr
People Employed in WA 13,422
Avg. Wage in King County $39/hr
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification institute of the
quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s
criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
LWTech is recognized by Society for HR Management (SHRM®) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.