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Can I Take Just A Few Classes Or Short-Term Training To Upgrade My Skills?

Yes. Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers a full range of technical higher education options, including individual classes, special short-term training programs, professional certification preparation and adult continuing education options.

Is Financial Aid Available?

Yes. The college participates in many forms of financial aid, including scholarships, loans and work study opportunities. More financial aid information is available in the Financial Aid section.

Will I Receive Personal Attention From My Instructors?

A commitment to individualized instruction is one of the aspects that sets Lake Washington Institute of Technology apart from others. Our college features small class sizes and personalized, one-one-one instruction from teachers who truly care about your success.

What Other Educational Options Do You Offer?

We offer online distance learning classes, adult basic education, English as a Second Language courses and adult high school completion courses. For the latest information on the college's educational offerings, visit our Class Schedule or call (425) 739-8100 to obtain a copy.

How Much Will My Education Cost?

The answer depends upon the program you select, and whether you're working toward a certificate, an AAS degree, our BTAD degree or just want to take a few skill-building classes. For more information on program costs, see Tuition Rates.

What Credentials Will I Receive At The End Of My Program?

Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers programs of study that will lead to Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T), Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (BTAD), and Certificates of Completion and Proficiency. The length of time to completion varies depending on the program you choose and the number of classes you take each quarter.

How Can I Be Sure I'll Be Able To Find A Job In The Career Area I Select?

The college has some of the highest job placement rates of any college in the area, in part because of strong links with business and industry. While we cannot guarantee a job for every graduate, we make every effort to provide relevant training in areas with employment demand.

Will My Degree Or Certificate Be Recognized Among Potential Employers?

Graduates of Lake Washington Institute of Technology have a high job placement rate because employers recognize their training and skills as valuable. Business and industry leaders serve on the college's advisory committees to assure the training students receive is of the highest quality.

Can I Get Started At Any Time?

Some programs permit students to enroll any quarter while others admit students once a year. To learn more about when a particular program is open for enrollment, please make an appointment with a student development adviser by calling (425) 739-8300.

Placement testing is required for all students seeking degrees and certificates, and for students enrolling in English, math, and many technical classes. For more information, visit the Assessment Center or contact them at (425) 739-8115.

How Do I Find Updated Information?

College staff have compiled and organized the material in the catalog to provide the reader with a comprehensive view of the programs and courses at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. It includes academic requirements and procedures necessary for admission and graduation.

Because curriculum revisions and program changes may occur during the period the catalog is in circulation, students should contact the college for specific information. The quarterly Class Schedule gives information on courses offered, class hours, and class locations and has the latest calendar dates, fees and details on registration.

Both the Lake Washington Institute of Technology Catalog and the Class Schedule are regularly updated online. Or you may obtain a copy by calling the college at (425) 739-8100. All announcements in the college catalog are subject to change without notice and do not constitute an agreement between Lake Washington Institute of Technology and the student.

Is Lake Washington Institute of Technology an accredited College?

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities at the associate degree level and at the baccalaureate degree level.

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052-3981

For information on specialized accreditations and certificates, visit Accreditation.

Is there a way I can work on campus?

Yes. Campus employment is available to students who qualify. Students are encouraged to register with the Employment Resource Center to find on-campus employment opportunities. Positions are available throughout campus through Financial Aid, Work-Study or Associated Student Government funded positions. If you are eligible for Work-Study employment you will be notified by Financial Aid. If you are not eligible for Financial Aid, various campus departments will post their open positions with the Employment Resource Center or have information available in their department. Visit the Employment Resource Center and learn about possibilities.