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.
If you have not already taken classes at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, you must fill out the online admissions application to receive a Student ID number and an LWTech issued email address. You will not be able to fill out the BAS application without completing this step.
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.
Qualified students accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled; early applications are encouraged
Next Entry: Fall 2019
If you require a paper application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request.
To apply for the BAS degree, you must create a Self Service Center account. You may preview the BAS application by downloading a PDF of the first page.
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.
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
May 22, 2019
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
Technology Center, T121
Speaker: Marcelo Guerra Hahn
Topic: Surviving the Technical Interview
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-Thurs, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer Campus Hours
June 17 to September 2, 2019
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat and Sun, CLOSED
Fall Campus Hours