Lake Washington Institute of Technology Largest Provider of Healthcare Professional Associate Degrees in King County


Leslie ShattuckExecutive Director/Executive Communications Officer(425) 739-8236

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Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was recently listed as King County’s leading provider of associate degree graduates in health professions, according to the 2016-2017 “Program Focus by College” report by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The report also found LWTech to be the third largest supplier of associate degree health professionals in Washington state during the same academic year.

Graduates of these associate degree programs make up healthcare professionals; such as, nurses, medical assistants, dental hygienists occupational therapists, fitness specialists and personal trainers, physical therapists, and those who work in funeral homes, and social and human services. As a leader in student completion rates for these programs, LWTech is filling the skills gap and meeting the demand for trained healthcare professionals in King County, and beyond.

Students earning their associate degree at LWTech not only have a higher potential to earn more money and further their career, but they can move up the education ladder as well. All of LWTech’s associate degrees are accredited and transferable so that students can continue on to earn their bachelor’s degree, either at LWTech or another institution.

“There continues to be a great demand for skilled healthcare workers in King County. LWTech’s focus on completion is reflected in the number of students who earn their associate degree and either continue on towards a bachelor degree or go right into the workforce,” commented Dr. Amy Morrison, president of LWTech. 

LWTech currently offers nine associate degree programs in health profession fields, including Health Sciences, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Dental Assistant, Funeral Service Education, Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Social and Human Services. The college offers a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Public Health, as well as Dental Hygiene.

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About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.