Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an invaluable resource to our students and 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 families 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.
LWTech's Auto Repair shop is located on the main Kirkland campus. It 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.
At Lake Washington Institute of Technology, art lives beyond the classroom. LWTech celebrates diverse artworks and they are available to discover at many locations on campus. Our community’s artworks range from 1981 to the present, and include many mediums. Examples of art include:
The majority of the individual pieces found at LWTech are listed and described at the ArtsWA website. Short-term and permanent student-focused art galleries are currently located in the Chef City Grill and the LWTech Library’s main floor. Another gallery space is scheduled to open on the upper floor of the LWTech library later in 2019.
You may also visit the campus during hours of operation, Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is free on campus.
East Building, Cafeteria/Commons area
LWTech is excited to introduce your new food and beverage service! Our Avanti Market will provide an excellent selection of fresh food meal options, snacks and a variety of beverage choices!
Baking Arts students create delicious cinnamon rolls, scones, cookies, cakes, specialty sandwiches on home-made bread and much more. Fresh baked goods are for sale in the East Building in E150.
The Chef City Grill is a full-service restaurant operated by students the Culinary Arts program and features quality regional dishes. The grill is located in the East Building, E147. Reservations: (425) 739-8310. Please note Chef City Grill hours vary from one quarter to another. Please check for operating hours on the Dining page.
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.
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.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding/chestfeeding and human milk for both the individual breastfeeding/chestfeeding/lactating and children, and in promoting a family-friendly work and study environment.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers excellent meeting facilities and services at our Kirkland campus only. 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.
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.
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is committed to providing access to information for all, therefore we are taking the following measures to ensure accessibility of the college’s public facing website (LWTech.edu), and third-party platforms utilized by students, staff, and community members.
The college is currently conducting an audit to determine the extent to which its website and third-party platforms are compliant.