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An engineering education offers numerous opportunities and opens doors to exciting and innovative careers. Learn more about the Engineering Transfer program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) and how we can support your educational pathway to becoming an engineer; start your journey today!

Engineering Transfer Program Information

There are two Engineering Transfer degrees offered at LWTech with a focus on specific engineering fields:

These programs follow the statewide transfer agreements for Engineering Transfer associate degree programs. Students who earn their Engineering AS-T degree, complete their lower division engineering credits and general education requirements at LWTech. When students are accepted at a Washington college or university offering bachelor’s degrees in Engineering, the AS-T degree will grant the student junior standing and best prepare them to continue in their Engineering program. 

Flexible Scheduling

LWTech is committed to meeting our student’s needs. We offer many options for courses to accommodate our student’s busy schedules. There are day, night, hybrid, and online options for math, science, and other general education courses. Students should meet with an advisor to get guidance in registering for courses that fit their schedule.

Daytime

Students enrolled in the daytime program, taking a full-time course load can earn their AS-T degree in two years. We have student cohorts starting in both fall and spring quarters.

Evening

Students enrolled in the evening program, taking a part-time course load can earn their AS-T in three years. Courses in the evening program are offered as hybrid classes meaning students meet for lecture on campus 1-2 times per week with additional instruction online. We have student cohorts starting the program in fall.

Hands-On Learning

Our Engineering Transfer degrees are built on LWTech’s signature coursework style of instructor-led, hands-on learning. LWTech's Engineering faculty have extensive teaching and industry experience. Students will learn using new materials testing equipment, advanced prototyping systems, CNC routers, laser cutters, electronic test equipment and more. Additionally, students have access to the LWTech Innovation Lab—our ‘Maker Space’ on campus where you can work on course assignments, develop prototypes, or work on your own technical projects. Equipment throughout the college is incorporated into the program, putting LWTech’s degree a cut above other two-year colleges.

Admission Requirements

Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.

Transferring: Washington State Bachelor Engineering Programs

In Washington state, there are numerous universities that offer engineering bachelor’s degree. LWTech Engineering Transfer students are encouraged to determine what their target bachelor’s degree program is to help plan their schedules accordingly with an LWTech advisor.

Students should contact their potential transfer institutions early in their program regarding:

  • The specific course choices in each area of the statewide agreement where options are listed (humanities, social sciences, electives)
  • Requirements for overall minimum college-level GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English
  • Engineering major admission prerequisites

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