FAQs

1. What times are classes offered?

Monday - Thursday (only 3 days a week) 6pm-9:30pm.

2. Teaching Modality?

Face-to-face, hybrid; class size - 20 is the cap.

3. Can the program be taken part-time?

Yes, but will extend the length of the program and they can take individual classes as stand-alone. Most students work while taking this program. What kinds of jobs can one get? Depending on the 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,  global HR, and  training and development. For management opportunities, bachelor degree is encouraged.

4. What is the starting salary?

Salary Examples

5. Are internships required?

No.

6. Prepared/Successful Students in this program be...    

  • Passionate about how business can maximize talent in their organizations.

  • A continual learner to keep up with changes and trends in business and HR profession.

  • Excellent with human relations and communications.

  • Involved with the LWTech student chapter of SHRM and other SHRM activities outside the classroom.

7. What class-supplies, tools, uniforms needed? 

No.

8. What is the program cost? 

Estimated Program Costs

9. Do I need health insurance?

No.

10. Is the degree transferable?

Check with faculty.

11. Is having a Criminal Record an impediment to getting hired in the industry?

Yes.

12. What do HRCI credits apply to?

These are continuing educational credits that have been pre-approved by Human Resource Certification Institute, the HR certification body for the PHR, SPHR, and GPHR.  Individuals that have been certified by HRCI need to accumulate a certain number of these credits to stay a certified HR professional.  After each class, students that meet the requirements will receive a certificate with the number of credit hours earned.  This can be used to create a portfolio of the content and level of education students have received even if they are not certified.  

13.  Is this program a certification program/ or study prep course for HRCI certification?

HRCI is the only one that does the testing and certification.  This program can be used as a way to prepare for the HRCI exams as it teaches to the general body of knowledge for HR professionals, but does not teach HRCI test taking skills.  Many students that have completed the program and qualify to sit for the HRCI exams have successfully become certified and said this program was a key factor.  For more information, please see faculty.

14. What are some unique differences LWTech HR program offers?

  • Pre-approved HRCI recertification credits.

  • Partnership with  a HR Professional SHRM chapter on a mentorship program.

  • Special resume bank for program students on a SHRM chapter website.

  • Award winning SHRM student chapter.

  • The SHRM student chapter is sponsored by the largest SHRM professional chapter in the state.

  • Instructors who are HR leaders in the SHRM community.

  • Curriculum aliment with SHRM' s educations initiatives.

  • All certified HR Professionals instructing courses.