Curriculum & Outcomes

Associate in Technology DTA/MRP

93 Credits

The Associate in Technology DTA/MRP  degree is for students planning to prepare for industrial/mechanical technologies and mechanical/electrical/computer engineering technology majors at Central Washington University (CWU), Eastern Washington University (EWU), and Western Washington University (WWU). The Technology DTA/MRP agreement meets all the requirements of Washington’s Direct Transfer Agreement. This agreement is between the baccalaureate institutions offering a bachelor’s of science in technology (such as Industrial Technology, Mechanical Technology, Applied Technology, Technology with various options (manufacturing, electronics, design and construction), and technology education) and the community and technical colleges system. Baccalaureate institutions that are party to this agreement are: CWU, EWU, WWU.

Technology DTA/MRP graduates will:

  • Use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world
  • Apply mathematical knowledge through pre-calculus
  • Explain the fundamentals of chemistry, including matter and measurement, the structure of atoms, periodicity and the electron structure of atoms, ionic and covalent bonding, mass relationships, and chemical reactions
  • Define the basic concepts of Introductory Mechanical Physics
  • Write simple programs to demonstrate mastery of C++ programming fundamentals
  • Demonstrate basic AutoCAD and Solid Works for Engineering skills
  • Demonstrate communication, intercultural appreciation, teamwork, information and technical literacy, and critical thinking
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the class schedule and work out an individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.  


Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements


ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5

QUANTITATIVE REASONING: Choose 10 credits form the list below

MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I 5
MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II 5
MATH& 151 Calculus I 5
MATH& 152 Calculus II 5


CHEM& 161 General Chemistry with Lab I 5
PHYS& 114 General Physics I w/ Lab 5
ITAD 123 C++ Programming I 5


PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology 5
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5


ENGT 131 AutoCAD I 4
ENGT 225 Solid Works for Engineering I 4

HUMANITIES : 15 Credits - **Please select 5 credits from the following communication courses

CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication 5
CMST& 220 Introduction to Public Speaking 5
CMST& 230 Small Group Communication 5

**Please select 10 credits from the following list - (max one language -- or performance/skills class).
A second communication course from the list above can count for 5 of these credits.

SPAN& 121 Spanish I 5
SPAN& 122 Spanish II 5
SPAN& 123 Spanish III 5
ASL& 121 American Sign Language I 5
ASL& 122 American Sign Language II 5
ART& 100 Art Appreciation 5
ART 102 2-D graphic Design 5
ART 111 Beginning Painting for Non-Art Majors 5
ART 112 Intermediate Painting for Non Art Majors 5
ART 113 Advanced Painting for Non Art Majors 5
ART 121 Introduction to Drawing 5
ART 124 Introduction to Printmaking 5
ART 201 Survey of Western Art-Ancient 5
ART 202 Survey of Western Art-Medieval & Ren 5
ART 203 Intermediate Drawing 5
ART 205 Human Life Drawing 5

1ELECTIVES: 20 credits

Electives 20
Total Program Credits93

1 Maximum of 10 credits in college-level courses as defined by LWTech, remainder fully transferable as defined by receiving institution. Select courses appropriate for intended major and intended bachelor’s institution. Students should contact an advisor at the potential transfer institution regarding their interests and specific course choices.