Many associate degree programs offered at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) are designed to prepare students for careers and to continue their education. Many students transfer after earning their associate degree at LWTech to colleges and universities to complete their bachelor's degree. Students also have the option to stay at LWTech to complete their applied bachelor's degree. Currently LWTech offers applied bachelor's degrees in 11 fields. More are coming soon! Take a look and explore our current degree programs.
LWTech’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Applied Management – Entrepreneurship is an online program that prepares graduates to be small business owners or independent contractors/consultants. Graduates will also prepare to work as managers in technical fields related to their associate degrees. They will also be ready to pursue graduate education at the Master’s level in related business management majors.
The BAS degree in Behavioral Healthcare prepares students for work in the integrated treatment of mental illnesses, substance use disorders, physical illness, poverty, and homelessness. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce, advance in their current employment, or enroll in a graduate degree program in a related field, such as social work, addiction treatment, or counseling.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program prepares students to enter the healthcare workforce as Dental Hygienists. The program provides students with high quality didactic and clinical education in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills of Dental Hygiene as well as the promotion of life-long learning.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Design degree program is designed to advance your design career. It will prepare you to lead and collaborate with teams of creative and technical professionals. You'll study advanced design theory, the business of design, entrepreneurship, project management, design thinking, and new processes for design industry best practice.
Graduates will be prepared to function as small business owners, as independent contractors or consultants, or for supervisory positions in their technical field.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Gaming & Interactive Media is the only program like it offered by a public community or technical college in Washington state. Students work collaboratively in teams that simulate the digital game development workplace. They get extensive hands-on experience in game design, animation, virtual reality, and program management. In addition to digital game design, students will gain interactive media skills, preparing them to work as an interactive media designer in a wide range of industries, including: healthcare, aerospace, transportation, and more.
Starting 2022 Fall quarter Lake Washington Institute of Technology will be offering a Bachelor of Applied Science Applied Management - Human Resource Management. The program prepares students to enter the rapidly changing field of business management with a special focus on Human Resource competencies. Graduates will be prepared to lead organizational efforts in today’s world and create progressive best workplaces to harness the potential of their human talent using their expertise to assist with the attraction, engagement/productivity, and retention of talent.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education will provide students applicable knowledge of issues and trends currently related to funeral service. The degree will have many opportunities for professional and personal growth, while empowering students to become innovative leaders in the funeral service industry.
The program is 100% online, designed for working professionals who want to advance their education and careers in the funeral service profession.
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Early Childhood Education builds upon the skills and knowledge developed in the AAS program and prepares students for leadership roles in Early Childhood Education. Early Childhood Education workers help positively shape children's formative years to prepare them for successful futures.
Students earning the Computing & Software Development applied bachelor’s degree engage in an intense two-year program with a cohort of peers to gain practical computer science skills. They work in a hands-on classroom environment designing and testing various types of mobile apps and software. Students will be prepared to work for a variety of companies, or as independent contractors, designing and supporting software in a wide array of industries.
This degree prepares graduates of LWTech for careers in public health in such areas as epidemiology, biostatistics, public health research, public policy, and community health and education. Courses in this program utilize an interdisciplinary approach. Students bridge theory into application and develop work-ready, practitioner skills.
Graduates may find employment in non-profit agencies, research institutions, governmental agencies, and private or public businesses.
This degree is designed to move students into management positions in a growth industry and fill a great need for managers who have excellent college-level training in computer and quantitative methods, critical thinking, interpersonal and negotiation skills. Students who are interested in Operations Management or Supply Chain Management would also be interested in this program. LWTech is the only institution of higher learning in Washington State that offers this comprehensive applied bachelor's degree. It is designed for workers who already have an associate degree and want to progress their education.
The following procedures and guidelines can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual, Chapter 5, Student Services, in section the 5.P.02 Admission, under Procedures, Forms, and Documents.
Non-matriculated status is designed for students who want to take upper division courses for credit:
When enrolled under a non-matriculated status:
If non-matriculated students decide to seek regular admission to the program, they must complete all steps in the admission process and will be evaluated and ranked equally with all other applicants. Non-matriculated status does not guarantee future admission to the program.
The student is responsible for:
Requests for non-matriculated enrollment are considered on a space-available basis after all on-time and complete matriculated applicants have been reviewed.
Non-matriculated students cannot register until the first day of classes. Consequently, class selection may be limited.
If a student is then accepted into a matriculated status at LWTech, up to 15 credits earned as a non-matriculated student may be applied to degree or certificate requirements.
Students who take the maximum 15 credits of classes in non-matriculated status that can be counted towards degree or certificate requirements AND earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 across those 15 credits may be exempted from the minimum 2.5 GPA requirement to be eligible to apply to a baccalaureate program. Please contact the Enrollment Services Office for more information.
If you have not taken classes at LWTech, you will need to fill out the college admissions application. This will allow you to receive a ctcLink ID number and a LWTech issued email address.
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