The Machining Technology program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)
provides students with hands-on experience and a well-rounded foundation in machining.
Whether you're a recent high school graduate or a worker looking for a new career,
this program prepares you for one of today's most high-demand industries. Students have the option of pursuing a Machining Technology Associate in Applied Science
(AAS) degree or a choice of certificates, as well as pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Design should they choose to continue their education.
Students learn from instructors with industry experience. LWTech machining instructors have a strong desire to help students be successful in their training. Machining Technology students at LWTech:
LWTech is also home to a special CAD/CAM programming certificate taught by an industry expert currently programming 5-axis mills. This course provides
the unique chance to create, run and enhance industry-level programs.
When you complete the Machining Technology program at LWTech, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to open doors to a broad range of opportunities. You will be able to apply the rare combination of computer and manufacturing knowledge to secure a successful career. Graduates find jobs in a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical and marine.
Other career opportunities include:
Entry into this program only completion of an admissions application
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 $58,491/yr
People Employed in WA 11,822
Avg. Wage in King County $25/hr
I love the technical and design aspects. I want to have a career that keeps my brain engaged, where I can support myself and my family, and be a crazy cat lady. I love being able to bring something home at night and show my family what I’ve made. Becoming a machinist was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done, but it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.
- Kim Jorgensen
Machining Technology 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