Health Sciences


The Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) Health Sciences AAS-T degree prepares students for various healthcare related training programs with strong knowledge and skills in college-level academics such as math, English, natural sciences, humanities, and social science. Students in this program will be prepared to apply for selective admissions to LWTech's Health Sciences programs or applied baccalaureate programs at other universities.

The Health Sciences AAS-T degree is designed to provide students with professional certificates in Health Science areas, such as nursingdental hygienephysical therapist assistantpublic healthfuneral services, and dental assisting; or to provide skills to students who have general education credits but no professional training.

Health Sciences AAS-T graduates will: 

  • Be prepared to obtain employment in a specialty within health sciences or transfer to a health science baccalaureate program
  • Work effectively as a member of a healthcare team
  • Describe how health science professions contribute to health care delivery
  • Advocate on behalf of patients to diverse health care practitioners and patient care teams
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
  • Meet social science, humanities, written communication, and quantitative reasoning distribution area outcomes

Additional Health Sciences Program Information

General Admission Information

Entry into this program only requires completion of an admissions application.

Class Schedule

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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Explore Careers and Paths in Health Sciences

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is proud of the many pathway options our students have to complete an Applied Bachelor’s degree, both at LWTech, and at in-state universities and colleges. All degrees, whether 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's 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

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