Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Program Mission: The Energy & Science Technician AAS degree prepares students to meet the increasing demand for jobs related to green technology, alternative energy, and laboratory sciences. The program prepares students for employment as technicians in areas such as biomedical and industrial laboratories, manufacturing, energy services, and environmental positions in public and private institutions.
Students will receive a well-rounded education that includes courses in mathematics, written and oral communication, social sciences, energy sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, and computers. Technical electives also allow students to direct their studies toward specializations in bio-energy & environmental sciences, alternative & renewable energy technology, and industrial/laboratory sciences. Stand alone certificates are also available for each specialization.
Energy & Science Technician AAS graduates will:
- be prepared for a range of entry level technician positions in energy and laboratory/industrial employment areas
- explain the concepts of electrical energy and how energy is used within various applications
- explain the impact of local, national, and global energy usage with regards to the environment
- measure and rate different sources of alternative energy and analyze these for the suitability of a particular application
- apply the basic principles of science including theory, observation, hypothesis, and experimentation
- calculate using metric measurements, scientific notation, significant figures and conversion factors
- examine and communicate the relationship between chemistry and living systems including the role of chemistry in laboratory and energy sciences
- apply basic computer skills to academic and work-related operations
- acquire employment skills in a particular industry through the internship requirement
- demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
- meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
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 adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.