Our Story

Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers six bachelor’s degrees, 47 associate degrees and 89 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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And, programs in Environmental Horticulture, Culinary Arts and Early Childhood Education.

Our Community

LWTech directly serves the communities of Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Kenmore, Mercer Island, Bothell, Woodinville, Carnation, Duvall, North Bend, Fall City, Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, Clyde Hill, and Medina. LWTech also serves students from outside our service area, as well as students from around the world.

LWTech has two campuses one in Kirkland and one in Redmond. The main campus is located in the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth. LWTech also provides classes at its Redmond, WA campus, located at the footsteps of Marymoor Park and just a few miles away from Microsoft and Nintendo.

The surrounding area offers numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and a wealth of diverse arts, entertainment and cultural attractions. Kirkland and Redmond are located just a few miles east of Seattle, and less than an hour from the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.


LWTech At A Glance