Human Resource Management


The Human Resource Management program is designed for the working professional wishing to enter the Human Resource (HR) field, professionals wanting to enhance their HR and personnel knowledge, HR professionals wishing to advance in their field, certified HR professionals seeking re-certification hours, and managers wanting to get a better understanding of HR. Certified HR professionals may qualify for re-certification hours toward their Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certifications from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Depending on background and education level, a student will be able to find jobs in entry to mid-level positions as a generalist or in the areas of human resource management, employment and recruitment, total rewards/compensation, benefits, employee and labor relations, risk management/safety and security, and training and development.

This program is focused on evening courses, thus allowing people who are employed to upgrade their skills and receive a certificate. 

Preferred Program Provider logoAll programs at Lake Washington Institute of Technology aim to provide students with workplace skills that include Communication, Critical Thinking, Global and Cultural Awareness, Teamwork, and Technical and Information Literacy. Each program will include coursework used to assess student performance in these global outcomes.

The following program outline is a suggested sequence of courses for this area of study. Courses listed in the program outline may not be offered in the exact sequential order. It is the responsibility of the student to work out an individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

On campus there is an active student chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management.

The Human Resources program is housed on the Redmond Campus.

Admission Requirements

Program Costs

Degrees and Certificates





Human Resource Management
Certificate of Completion


4 quarters

Fall, Winter,
Spring, Summer


*Program length is estimated. See your counselor or adviser.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.