Catalog 2014-2015 
    Apr 21, 2024  
Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catalog 2014-2015



Welcome to LWTech’s online catalog, the official source of the college’s programs of study, course descriptions, academic policies, and other procedures and resources related to student success.
The guide below describes how to use the catalog to explore program options, learn about program and course requirements, and plan your academic pathway to the completion of a degree or certificate. If you have questions as you use the online catalog, click the Support link found on most pages to contact the catalog editor.

Online Catalog User Guide for Program and Course Information

Step 1:

Click on the Programs by Area of Study link in the left-hand navigation.

Step 2:

Find your area of study on the list by reviewing the bold headings. Under each area of study, you will see the degree and certificate options listed. Click on the degree or certificate you would like to learn more about.

Step 3:

Review the information provided about the degree or certificate you selected.

1. Total number of credits required for the degree or certificate

  • To calculate an estimate of the number of quarters needed to complete a degree, divide the total by 12 to 20 credits (12 credits is the minimum for full-time students; the average full-time load is 15 credits).
  • The total number of credits does not include English and math courses needed as pre-requisites to your college-level English and math courses. The number of additional credits is determined by your placement scores.

2. Quarters in which new students can begin the degree program

3. Program mission and description

4. Program outcomes - the skills/competencies you will develop throught the program and be able to demonstrate upon completion of the degree or certificate

5. Courses required for completion of the degree or certificate

Step 4:

Click on one of the courses listed under Program Requirements. When you do so, the following details will appear:

1. Course title

2. Number of credits

3. Course description, including pre-requisites and or co-requisites

  • Pre-requisites are courses that must be competed prior to the current course.
  • Co-requisites must be taken at the same time as the course.

You can also review individual course information by clicking on Course Descriptions link in the left-hand navigation.

Step 5:

Return to the Programs by Area of Study page and find Academic Core Requirements at the top.

Click the link that corresponds with the degree or certificate of interest. For example, for the Accounting AAS, you would choose #2, the Associate in Applied Science, AAS.

Each option includes all of the courses that satisfy your academic core requirements - Written Communication, Humanities (AAS and AAS-T only), Quantitative Reasoning, and Social Science. When planning your degree, be sure to refer to the program page for recommended or required classes for each of the academic core areas. If no recommended or required courses are listed, you can choose any course listed under each area.


Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits. 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is committed to providing equal access for students with disabilities. Information about instructional accommodations and equipment is available from the Disability Support Services coordinator, (425)739-8116, or TDD (425)739-8109. 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology values equality of opportunity, human dignity, racial, cultural and ethnic diversity both as an educational institution and as an employer. The institute provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. The institute complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in employment, educational programs and admissions, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act and the state law against discrimination, chapter 49.60 RCW.

Inquiries regarding compliance procedures and complaints may be directed to the institute’s Affirmative Action Officer: Executive Director, Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 11605 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034,, (425) 739-8212 or (425) 739-8122 (TDD)


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11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, Washington 98034
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6505 176th Avenue NE
Redmond, Washington 98052-4943
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