Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) now offers an associate degree and applied bachelor's degree in computing and software development. These high-demand degrees prepare individuals to work as application developers for large and small companies. Students gain beginning and advanced skills in designing, coding, implementing and maintaining programs and database systems.
Admission to the associate degree is open to all students. Admission to the applied bachelor's degree is competitive. Please read the following sections on admissions requirements for applied bachelors and associate degrees in Computing and Software Development for detailed information.
Students will be able to transfer to the applied bachelor's degree with an associate degree in LWTech's Computing and Software Development, or a comparable degree from a community or technical college, or with the Computer Science DTA/MRP. Classes include cloud computing, database modeling & design, mobile application development, and more. Learn more about applied bachelor's degree in Computing and Software Development.
Students applying for the Applied Bachelor's Degree must meet prerequisite requirements.
Completion of requirements for an earned Applied Associate Degree, Direct Transfer Associate Degree, or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution in an appropriate computer science, software, or programming area of concentration.
More information is available in the College Catalog.
Next Entry: Fall 2019
$50 non-refundableYou may download a PDF version of the application, if you prefer a paper copy.
The associate degrees in Computing and Software Development prepares students for entry-level work and for LWTech's applied bachelor's degree. Students may earn an Applied Associate in Science degree or an Applied Associate in Science Transfer degrees at LWTech.
Entry into this program requires completion of LWTech's admissions application.
Low-income students in this program who are eligible for the Pell Grant or State Need Grant have an opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 a year in scholarships. Check out Future Tech Stars page to learn more.
Computing and Software Development presents Tech Talk Series. Keynote and guest lecturers from experts in the tech sector are invited to present on topics that provide invaluable real-world insight into critical topics and issues.
Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report aggregated information for students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These regulations include the disclosure of tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board, number of students completing the program, median student loan debt, and job placement rates which must be available to all prospective students. Below lists disclosures for Title IV eligible certificates offered within this academic program. Please visit LWTech's Gainful Employment page for more details.
Avg. WA State Salary $115,799/yr
People Employed in WA 94,689
Avg. Wage in King County $55/hr
CSD Tech Talk
November, 14 2018
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
Technology Center, T121
Speaker: Chip Anderson
Topic: How to Get Noticed and Get Hired as a Software Engineer
It's a lot of computer programming; it's a lot of what you'll actually be doing in the field. My experience here has been great! My faculty advisor and instructors are amazing. They want to prepare you for everything, and that's their main goal. They spend their time making sure it’s more about the students and preparing you for what's next. They give a realistic representation of what the field is like.
- Jacob LeMasters
Computing & Software Development Student
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.