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
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