The Human Resource 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 or advance 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 HR professionals seeking professional certification or recertification credits, there are classes to meet all students' educational goals. There are over 20 specific HR classes targeted to advance your career. The curriculum is based on extensive research and recommendations by HR Certification Institute (HRCI®), the Society for HR Management (SHRM®), and practicing professionals.
Individuals may want to take one class, several classes, or complete a certificate or degree in HR
HR education is essential for business leaders and owners so they may learn strategies to attract, motivate, and retain their talent.
For the convenience and preference of learners, classes are offered remotely and in person. HR classes are held in the evenings and hybrid combining instructor lead and online education. Typically, this means students are with instructors once a week on Teams or on the Kirkland campus and then work online at their own pace once a week.
Human Resource Management Studies at LWTech:
Human Resource Management Students at LWTech:
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 might be required to complete may increase the program length.
Fall, Winter, Spring
If you have not already taken classes at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, you must fill out the online admissions application to receive a Student ID number and an LWTech-issued email address. You will not be able to fill out the BAS application without completing this step.
It is recommended that these requirements be taken before the student enters the program.
Note: ACCT& 201 and ECON& 201 may be used as electives in the BAS.
More information is available in the College Catalog.
Applications submitted after December 16, 2022 will automatically be considered for the Spring quarter start.
To apply for the BAS degree, you must create a Self Service Center account. You may preview the BAS application by downloading a PDF of the first page.
Instructors have a genuine interest in students' success and are committed to helping them make the most of their education. The program emphasizes applied learning in the human resources field. Small class sizes offer personalized instruction from instructors working as HR professionals that are certified by HRCI® and SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
All courses have been pre-approved for HRCI® and SHRM® SHRM-CP/SCP® recertification credits (50cr. for one 5cr.class) SHRM-CP®or SHRM-SCP® recertification credits. Students can also earn recertification hours towards PHR®, SPHR®, and GPHR®.
Specific recertification credits offered
The curriculum is aligned with HR Certification Institute (HRCI®) and Society for HR Management (SHRM®). This leads to student success in passing certification exams.
To assist in the transition from student to a human resources professional, LWTech provides a direct link to Society of HR Management through membership in the LWTech SHRM Student Chapter. The award-winning active student chapter helps with the transition from student to HR professional. Participation is suggested for additional learning, networking with HR professionals, career opportunities, and application of competencies.
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. Job titles range from HR generalist to HR business partner manager or various specialties in HR. Depending on background and experience, graduates from the HR program find entry-level and mid-level jobs.
Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.
At LWTech, we welcome all students as an open enrollment college and we are committed to your inclusion at the college. The Human Resource program of study leads to an industry or specific employers that may require a full or partial background check as well as a drug test before you start the job.
Avg. WA State Salary $78,620/yr
People Employed in WA 17,306
Avg. Wage in King County $40.08/hr
The use of this official seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s (HRCI) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
LWTech is recognized by SHRM® to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
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Friday, Closed to the public