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Human Resource Management, AAS-T


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90 CREDITS

The Human Resource Management AAS-T degree prepares students to gain a solid and extensive background in human resources. General education courses, economics courses, and business courses will assist students in meeting the growing need for human resource (HR) professionals and have the ability to build on their education. 

The Human Resource Management program is designed for the working professional wishing to enter the human resource field, professionals wanting to enhance their HR 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.

Human Resource Management AAS-T degree graduates will:

  • be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • explain HR’s role in developing human capital and its impact on an organization’s success
  • discuss how HR can impact diversity, equity, inclusion, and ethics in organizations
  • develop an HR topic learning and development session
  • analyze the implications of employment case laws
  • identify successful strategies for developing a diverse talent pool of qualified candidates
  • leverage technology to support human resource (HR) activities
  • apply metrics and analytical strategies that achieve bottom-line business results
  • explain the impact HR has on talent in an organization
  • demonstrate communication, critical thinking, cultural humility, information literacy, and teamwork skills
  • meet Humanities , Natural Science , Quantitative Reasoning , Social Science , and Written Communication  general education distribution area outcomes

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. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.

General Education Requirements - 30 credits


Technical Electives - 13 credits


If you can attend one of the conferences, this will assist with career development (you can attend multiple years). Internships can be an excellent career development and resume builder. Classes cannot count twice and the total credits may not be reduced.

Diversity and Social Justice Requirement


Within the degree requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101 with the DSJ attribute meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Note: Not all sections of a course meet the DSJ requirement. Students should review the class information to ensure the class section includes “course attributes: meets diversity requirement.”

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Students who have taken a DSJ class in a previous certificate or degree, do not have to take another DSJ class.

Total Program Credits: 90


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