Summer and Fall Classes

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, LWTech is offering a combination of online and on-campus classes for Summer and Fall quarters. This decision was made for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. The College is relying on guidance from the Office of the Governor, Washington State Public Health, King County Public Health, and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Will students be allowed on campus during Summer or Fall quarters?

Only students in classes with “F” or “B” classes are permitted on campus Summer and Fall quarter. Students will only be permitted on campus during the scheduled lab days and times. Specific instructions will be sent to these students regarding protocols for their time on campus.

This is the current plan based on public health guidance. The college may change these rules depending on the changing nature of the pandemic. Students enrolled in these classes should be prepared to be flexible. For example, an on-campus class may be moved online if the college receives guidance that this is necessary.

Understanding Your Class Mode

The college uses section codes to designate the mode of instruction. When you look at the class schedule you can find the section code right after the item number:

Image of class code to designate the mode of instruction.

Here are more details explaining the various modes of instruction for summer and fall:

  • L1-L10 – Online 
    This course is offered fully online with no scheduled class sessions (asynchronous).
  • R1-R22 – Remote 
    This course is offered fully online with scheduled class sessions (synchronous). See entry in class schedule for days and times of required, online class sessions.
  • F1-F22 – Online Lecture, Face-to-Face Lab or Clinical 
    This course is offered with lectures and course work online and lab time face-to-face on campus or at a clinical site. See entry in class schedule for days and times of lab sessions and days and times of online lecture sessions.
  • B1-B10 – Lab or Clinical Only, Face-to-Face
    This course is offered face-to-face on campus or at a clinical site.
  • IB – I-BEST 
    This is an I-BEST class. See entry in class schedule for days and times of technical classes for required, online class sessions. Read more about I-BEST.
  • LC - Learning Community
    This course is offered fully online with scheduled class sessions. See entry in class schedule for days and times of required, online class sessions. Read more about Learning Communities.
  • W1-W3 – WAOL class

Short Summer Sessions

Summer classes are available in six-week sessions. These classes transfer and are accepted by universities!

  • This is a great opportunity to get those classes out of the way, in an accelerated timeline.
  • Perfect for students who want to get a head start on their prerequisites.
  • These classes are going to fill up quickly!

A few courses will be run on a six-week calendar, ending August 13, remotely delivered twice a week for three hours and 30 minutes per session. The CMST course listed below is delivered asynchronously, with the timeframe for student completion of course materials shortened by two weeks. 

Registration Dates

May 18, 2020 
Priority Student Registration
(Military Veterans, Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, Disability Support Services, students graduating next quarter) 

May 19, 2020
Advising day, Continuing Student Registration

May 21, 2020 
New Student Registration

May 22, 2020
Open registration (all students) 

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Current Students

Summer Classes Start July 6, 2020

Student Resources

Technology Support

The college has technology available for students to borrow through the LWTech Library. Complete the Technology Needs form to determine your technology needs and make a request to borrow a device. Check back on this page or check your student email for more details as we get closer to the start of the quarter. It is critical for you to regularly check your student email to receive technology.

Technology Needs Assessment Form

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