Human Resources Management


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.

Learn from Industry Experts

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:

  • Learn successful strategies to improve employee communication.
  • Enhance personnel knowledge and employee development skills.
  • Have the option to prepare for a variety of HR certification exams (PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHR-CA/SPHR-CA® and SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM).
  • Obtain skills in talent management and people operations.  

Professional Development

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®.

Career Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.

Gainful Employment
Gainful Employment

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.