Find the Right HR Program for You


A company or organization is only as good as its people. That’s why talented human resources professionals — the individuals responsible for attracting and retaining great employees and maintaining the systems related to an organization’s workforce — are highly valued by employers.

It’s a great time to launch a career in the human resources field, especially in the Puget Sound area. According to recent job market data, hiring for both HR specialists and managers is expected to boom in the region over the next decade.

Compare our different certificates and specializations that deliver the latest knowledge and leading-edge skills in the HR field and find a program that’s right for you.

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Human Resources Essentials

Learn the foundational competencies needed to get started in human resources and help organizations attract and retain top talent.

Good For

Those who are new to human resources work or professionals looking to transition into the field.

What You'll Learn
  • How to succeed as a part of an HR team
  • Data analysis tools for HR reporting and decision-making
  • Methods for advancing diversity and equity in the workplace
  • How to monitor compliance with organizational policies and regulations
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Human Resources Management

Gain the high-level strategic thinking and planning abilities required to become an effective HR leader at your organization.

Good For

Human resources professionals and others with managerial experience who want to advance into HR management roles.

What You'll Learn
  • How to identify and manage workplace challenges
  • The relationship between compensation, benefits and performance reviews
  • Best practices for training and staff development
  • How to use people analytics to inform HR decision making
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Executive Recruiting

Develop the fundamental skills to seek, assess and place qualified candidates in C-level executive positions.

Good For

Talent recruiters and HR professionals looking to specialize in executive search.

What You'll Learn
  • How to develop an executive search strategy
  • Techniques for behavioral and situational interviewing
  • Talent sourcing and prospect research
  • Communication and negotiation strategies
Prep for Roles Like
  • Executive recruiter
  • Executive search consultant

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Recruiting & Talent Acquisition

Learn the latest strategies and techniques for recruiting outstanding workforce talent.

Good For

Human resources professionals and others who want to specialize or upskill in talent acquisition.

What You'll Learn
  • Data analytics tools common to the recruiting field
  • How to develop a recruiting strategy that aligns with organizational goals
  • Nontraditional recruitment methods for reaching underrepresented groups
  • How to evaluate candidate qualifications and fit
Prep for Roles Like
  • Recruiting coordinator
  • Talent acquisition specialist
  • Technical recruiter

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