Certificates

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in Kirkland, WA awards Certificates of Proficiency and Completion for completion of a program of specialized technical training.

Certificate of Completion

A Certificate of Completion (CoC) is issued by Enrollment Services to students who satisfactorily complete the competencies and requirements for programs of less than one academic year, less than 45 credit hours in length, which does not necessarily include related instruction.

To submit an application for Certificate of Completion, a student must have completed all technical credits in residence at LWTech. A minimum passing numeric grade (2.0 or higher) in each course that receives a numeric grade, and a cumulative average of 2.0 in all courses is required for a Certificate of Completion.

Certificate of Proficiency

A Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) is issued to students completing a program of specialized occupational training of 45 credits or longer. The number of credits varies with each program.

At least fifteen (15) credits of academic core, including: instruction in written expression (5 cr.); quantitative reasoning (5 cr.); and social science (5 cr.) are required along with the technical requirements listed in the catalog. To submit an application for a Certificate of Proficiency, a student must have completed a minimum of 30% of the technical credits at LWTech. A minimum passing numeric grade (2.0 or higher) in each course that receives a numeric grade, and a cumulative average of 2.0 in all courses, is required for the Certificate of Proficiency.

Certificates of Completion & Proficiency Offered at LWTech

The AAS degree must contain a minimum of 20 credits of academic core courses, including instruction in written communication (5 cr.); quantitative reasoning (5 cr.); social science (5 cr.); and humanities (5 cr.). To submit an application for an AAS degree, a minimum of the last 30% of the technical credits must be earned in residence. A minimum passing numeric grade (2.0 or higher) in each course that receives a numeric grade, and a cumulative average of 2.0 in all courses, is required for the AAS degree.