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Kirkland ViewLake Washington Institute of Technology is not only invaluable resource to our students, but also to our Eastside community. Along with job training and professional development programs, we're a full-fledged community resource with a job placement center, library, restaurant, dental clinic and arboretum, all open to the public.

The college also provides important community services like parent cooperative classes for parents looking for support and ideas in raising their children. We encourage students and community members to investigate the services and start to explore all Lake Washington Institute of Technology has to offer.


The 52,839-square-foot, arboretum is located at the southwest corner of the campus. It contains over 300 plants, including the entire Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association plant list of woody ornamentals. The arboretum is open to the public daily except Sundays and college holidays. Closest parking is in the West and South lots.

Auto Repair

LWTech's Auto Repair shop does not try to compete with repair shops; therefore, only work needed for training is accepted. Only vehicles less than 12 years old will meet the requirements of training for the current automotive job market.


Baking Arts students bake up delicious cinnamon rolls, scones, cookies, cakes, specialty sandwiches on home-made bread and much more are available in the East Building, E150 Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM when school is in session. Message line: (425) 739-8304.

Campus SculptureCampus Art

Photos and stories provide a window to the past for the Eastside communities of Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, and Lower Snoqualmie (Duvall, Carnation, Fall City and Tolt). The permanent exhibits are on display in the third and second-floor hallways of the West Building.

On campus there are three sculptures:

    • "Changing Workplace, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow," by John Hoge and Richard Beyer is located on the south side of East Building.

    • "Ghost Trees," by Laura Sindell is located on the second floor, south hall of East Building.

    • A fountain and the Post Tensioned Obelisk adorn the student gathering area/plaza just outside the Technology Center. Both pieces are by sculptor John Hoge.

Parking is free on campus, and buildings are open to the public from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Friday.             


The cafeteria offers an assortment of main dishes, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, snacks and beverages made by our Culinary Arts and Baking Arts program students. Located in the East Building, E149.

  Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters Summer Quarter
Breakfast Monday - Friday 7:00 - 9:00 AM 7:00 - 9:00 AM
Lunch Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Chef City Grill

The Chef City Grill is a full-service restaurant operated by students the Culinary Arts program and features quality regional dishes. The Grill is open for lunch Tuesdays - Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM when school is in session. Located in the East Building, E147. Reservations: (425) 739-8310.

Dental ClinicDental Clinic

The Dental Clinic serves the public, including uninsured and low-income patients. Work is performed by licensed dentists and hygienists and certified dental assistants, assisted by students in the dental hygiene and dental assisting programs. Located in the East Building, E107. Appointments: (425) 739-8130.

Early Learning Center

LWTech's Early Learning Center provides complete on-site child care services for children 16 months and walking through six years of age. With an active, hands-on program, our child care staff promotes learning through experience and accomplishment. Our center provides services for students enrolled in LWTech classes and for state employees. Located on the Southeast corner of the campus. More information: (425) 739-8117 or email.

Facility Rentals

Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers excellent meeting facilities and services at both our Kirkland and Redmond campus locations. We offer reasonable rates to your business, professional group or service club organization.


The LWTech Foundation supports student success and educational excellence at Lake Washington Institute of Technology by raising critical funds for student scholarships, program support and the student emergency fund. Learn how you can help by calling (425) 739-8134 or emailing.

Parent Education Cooperative Classes

Parent Education Cooperative Classes is a cooperative effort between parents and educators to provide an active learning environment for both parents and children. Parent cooperative classes are available September through June for toddlers and preschoolers. Classes are held in Kirkland, Bothell, Redmond and Woodinville.

Wine Series Dinner

Held once per quarter, the Wine Dinner Series showcase the skills of out Culinary Arts and Baking Arts students. They feature Northwest cuisine paired with local wines from some of the best wineries in the Pacific Northwest.