Machine Technology


Machine Technology 101

Machine Technology

Instructor Mike Clifton explains how his students learn to use computer and manual machines to form materials. [play]

Welcome to the Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Machine Technology program. In addition to the full-time programs, there are part-time classes for working students, and continuing education classes for incumbent workers. We have a great desire to help students be successful in their machining training. Flexible training times are offered.

Students will be well positioned to begin a career in the machine trades by gaining basic machining competencies through their work on projects along with a thorough grounding in shop theory, applied math, and a special emphasis on CAD/CAM programming and CNC machining.

Program Visits

  • Mondays-Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. East Building, Rooms E157-E159.

Admission Requirements

Program Costs

Degrees and Certificates





Machine Technology AAS



Fall, Winter, Spring


Machine Technology Certificate of Proficiency



Fall, Winter, Spring


Machine Technology CNC Programming Certificate of Completion



Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


*Program length is estimated. See your counselor or adviser.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.

Bring Ideas into Reality

Machine Technology ProgramThat's what LWTech students do everyday in the classroom. Watch as Lead Machine Technology instructor Mike Clifton presents an overview of the Machining Technology Program at LWTech. The video was created by Mark Bernard and David Brady, students LWTech's Video and Web Production Program.

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