The Auto Repair program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is one of the state's leading auto repair programs. This program provides you with high-tech, professional skills that will keep you in constant demand and open doors to numerous career opportunities. As a well-trained technician with current skills, you can expect rapid employment and a steady rising income.
LWTech's affordable program features a hands-on auto repair learning environment with the most current tools, equipment and computerized instruments available. The class area is designed to simulate an actual industry repair shop environment.
The LWTech Auto Repair Program which is known for and will continue to be known for "all makes, all models" has recently established a Premium Education Partnership with Audi of America that will support the growing number of needed technicians, which is expected to more than double in the coming years. Graduates participating in this innovative program will have gained exposure to the brand(s) coupled with hands-on experience giving them the opportunity to pursue a career as a dealer-based technician.
The program offers classes through a morning schedule so that students can complete and obtain a General Service Technician Certificate of Completion (2 quarters), a Certificate of Proficiency (5 quarters), or a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree (5 quarters). Completion of the AAS provides the opportunity for students to continue on in their educational career in obtaining a Bachelor in Transportation/Logistics Management at LWTech to further open doors to other career possibilities as Service Manager, Fleet Manger or Shop Owner.
Classes for this program are typically held in the mornings from 7 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Entry into the Auto Repair Technician requires completion of LWTech's online application.
Start dates are available for both Fall and Spring quarters.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Auto Repair Shop is located on the main Kirkland campus. It does not try to compete with commercial repair shops, therefore, only work needed for student training is accepted. Vehicles less than 12 years old will meet the requirements of training for the current automotive job market.
To learn more about transferring to another college or university, please visit our Transferring from LWTech page.
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
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