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Our Guarantee

Office of Student Services
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
West Building W202
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 739-8300

Our graduates leave prepared. Guaranteed.

At Lake Washington Institute of Technology, we guarantee our graduates have the job skills necessary to start a career in the technical field for which they've trained. So if any employer deems a graduate as lacking in any of the skills identified as program competencies, we'll provide up to fifteen credit hours of additional training for free (see conditions below).

For complete details on our Graduate Guarantee, please contact the Office of Student Services (see contact info above).

Employers interested in recruiting graduates with the guaranteed skills to succeed should visit our Employment Resource Center.

Conditions which apply to this guarantee are:

  1. The graduate must have earned the Associate of Applied Science degree, the Certificate of Proficiency or Certificate of Completion from Lake Washington Institute of Technology beginning December 1999 or thereafter and must have completed the graduation requirements within a five-year span.

  2. Within 12 months of graduation, the graduate must be employed full-time in an area directly related to the program concentration area.

  3. The employer must certify in writing that the employee is lacking entry-level skills identified by the college as the exit-level program competencies and must specify the areas of deficiency within 90 days of the graduate's initial employment.

  4. The employer, graduate, dean, counselor and appropriate faculty member will develop a written educational plan for retraining. Retraining will be limited to 15 credit hours related to the identified skill deficiency and to those classes regularly scheduled during the period covered by the retraining plan.

  5. All retraining must be completed within a calendar year from the time the educational plan is approved.

  6. The graduate and/or employer is responsible for the cost of books, insurance, uniforms, fees and other course-related expenses.

  7. The guarantee does not imply the graduate will pass any licensing or qualifying examination for a particular career.

Activation of the "Graduate Guarantee Program" may be initiated by the graduate through contact with Enrollment Services within 90 days of the graduate's initial employment.