Computer Science


New! Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Enrolling Spring 2024

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) prepares you for a rewarding career in software development or related field. It focuses on computer theory, computing problem-solving, and scientific computer systems and user interface design. You'll gain a strong foundation in computational science, computer development, programming, and practical applications.

Our comprehensive program will equip you with the skills to thrive in the dynamic world of technology. With a focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, and ethical responsibility, you will be prepared to contribute positively to the computing industry. Join us on a transformative journey in Computer Science and unleash your potential to shape the future through technology.

Associate in Computer Science, DTA/MRP

The Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP degree prepares you for a seamless transfer to a four-year university, where you can pursue a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Our program fulfills all the requirements of Washington's Direct Transfer Agreement, ensuring a smooth transition to baccalaureate institutions offering Computer Science programs.

  1. Seamless Transfer: Our agreement facilitates a straightforward transfer process to partner universities, ensuring you get the most out of your credits.
  2. Comprehensive Curriculum: Master Java programming language and apply scientific and mathematical concepts to tackle real-world problems.
  3. Personalized Guidance: Connect with potential transfer institutions early to tailor your course choices and meet admission requirements.
  4. Competitive Edge: Computer Science is a competitive field, and we prepare you to excel with a strong GPA and essential skills.

Upon completing the Computer Science DTA/MRP degree, you will:

  1. Java Programming: Apply Java language to computer programming, gaining proficiency in this widely-used tool.
  2. Problem-Solving: Utilize scientific and mathematical principles to approach complex problem-solving scenarios.
  3. Effective Communication: Develop strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills essential for success in dynamic environments.
  4. Critical Thinking and Teamwork: Demonstrate critical thinking and cultural humility while collaborating effectively in teams.
  5. General Education Proficiency: Meet the requirements for general education distribution areas, including Humanities, Natural Science, Quantitative Reasoning, Social Science, and Written Communication.

Additional Computer Science Program Information

  • Computer Science DTA Program Admission Dates
    • Fall Quarter
    • Winter Quarter
    • Spring Quarter
    • Summer Quarter
  • Computer Science BS Program Admission Dates
    • Winter Quarter
  • Computer Science DTA & BS Program Class Format
    • Hybrid (part of class time on-campus, part online)

At LWTech, we welcome all students as an open enrollment college and we are committed to your inclusion at the college. The Computer Science program of study leads to an industry or specific employers that may require a full or partial background check as well as a drug test before you start the job. Please know LWTech is committed to your inclusion at the college and you can talk with an advisor about alternative options that may be similar to this program.

Enrolling in Winter 2024!

Entry into the Computer Science Bachelor of Science  program requires completion of LWTech's general online application.

Entry into the Computer Science DTA/MRP program requires completion of LWTech's general online application.

Additional Admission Considerations

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All are invited to come learn about LWTechโ€™s newest  bachelor of science degree, in Computer Science. College faculty and staff will share information about the degree and the jobs it prepares graduates for. We will explain the application process and answer questions. No RSVP required to attend. All information sessions are virtual via Microsoft Teams.

Program Information Session Dates

These info sessions cover two separate bachelor's degrees: Bachelor of Applied Science in Computing Software Development and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. We'll address questions regarding the distinctions between these programs.

January 30, 2024
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Meeting ID: 225 481 801 590

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February 27, 2024
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Meeting ID: 263 355 604 314

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March 26, 2024
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Meeting ID: 247 558 952 973

Passcode: 6oGqAV


April 30, 2024
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Meeting ID: 292 487 389 397

Passcode: tZquNS


May 28, 2024
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Meeting ID: 219 345 377 311 

Passcode: Ttrbpk


June 25, 2024
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Meeting ID: 245 219 763 168 

Passcode: tebMGh


July 30, 2024
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Meeting ID: 222 811 971 072  

Passcode: WmYpf3


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Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student's responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student might be required to complete may increase the program length.

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Participating Institutions for the Computer Science DTA/MRP

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is proud of the many pathway options our students have, to complete an Applied Bachelor or Bachelor of Science degree, both at LWTech, and at in-state universities and colleges. Our DTA/MRP, AAS-T or AAS, can fulfill transfer requirements at multiple institutions thanks to the articulation (transfer) agreements between LWTech and the transfer college.

An Applied Bachelor or Bachelor of Science degree can improve your chances in the job market and help you make more money. Employers want graduates with:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • A broad (rather than narrow) education

The Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP has an agreement between the Community and Technical College System and Washington state universities. Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is the first to offer this degree for students choosing to earn a pre-computer science degree in preparation for transfer. Graduates with a 2.0 or better will be able to transfer with junior status with all or most prerequisites for the computer science major completed. Institutions that accept Computer Science DTA/MRP transfer students from LWTech include:

To learn more about transferring to another college or university, please visit our Transferring from LWTech page.

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