Auto Repair Technician


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.

Additional Auto Repair Program Information

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I-BEST Support in Auto Repair Technician

Discover the advantages of I-BEST support for students pursuing the General Service Technician Certificate of Completion. Our comprehensive program provides in-class assistance in various areas, including writing, math, notetaking, presentation skills, study techniques, and career readiness.

What is I-BEST?

At LWTech, I-BEST classes are uniquely structured with TWO instructors in ONE classroom. One instructor is a Professional-Technical or General Education faculty member, while the other specializes in Adult Basic Education (ABE) or English Language Learning (ELL). This collaborative approach ensures that I-BEST students receive exceptional attention and support throughout their classes. With this additional academic assistance, our I-BEST classes yield remarkable student success rates, allowing them to commence their certificate programs earlier, complete their degrees faster, and acquire the necessary education for pursuing their desired careers.

To discover more about I-BEST and connect with a knowledgeable advisor, please visit our dedicated I-BEST webpage.

General Admission Information

Entry into the Auto Repair Technician requires completion of LWTech's online application.

Start dates are available for both Fall and Spring quarters.

Auto Repair Shop

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.

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