Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT), previously known as Lake Washington Technical College, is located near the Totem Lake neighborhood in Kirkland, Washington. LWIT offers technical and professional training programs designed to help aspiring professionals prepare for a competitive and evolving job market. LWIT offers training that is focused on 36 different career fields and disciplines, and over 100 degree and certification programs in subject areas including business, information technology, manufacturing and transportation technologies, health and fitness, and arts, language and science. Lake Washington Institute of Technology also has a second campus located in Redmonton, Washington.

LWIT is the first college to offer the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (BTAD) program. This four-year degree is designed for working professionals who want to earn an advanced degree while pursuing their career. In 2009, LWIT launched a unique two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Funeral Service Education designed to teach students the skills required to work as funeral directors or embalmers.

LWIT also has a Technical Academy for individuals, ages 16 to 20, who have yet to complete their high school degree. The Technical Academy offers students that ability to earn their high school diploma while pursuing a two-year technical college degree.

The college in located in Washington’s high-tech district, with its main campus in Kirkland, and branches in the cities of Duval and Redmond.

General Information

Admission Office

11605 132nd Avenue, NE

Kirkland, WA 98034

(425) 739-8104

Fax: (425) 739-8110
Main Address

11605 132nd Avenue, NE

Kirkland, WA 98034

(425) 739-8100

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,081


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Limited admissions for dental hygiene; special requirements for other allied health programs and hospitality programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Sales and Distribution C

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation C

Computer & Information Sciences

Data Processing Technology A,C

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance A,C
Dental Hygiene A
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing – Practical A,C
Nursing Assistance C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Library Science

Library Assistance C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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