Catalog 2017-2018 
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Applied Design, BT

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Program Admission Date: Fall

The Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design prepares students to lead and collaborate with teams of creative and technical professionals. Graduates will be able to produce quality design solutions using technology effectively. They will be prepared to manage teams and projects, and create competitive advantages for business enterprises.

Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design graduates will:

  • demonstrate ability to actively participate in and lead a team through a creative process in an organizational setting
  • possess a broad theoretical knowledge of a range of design disciplines
  • develop a personal design aesthetic that informs and enriches a student’s future contributions to the field
  • demonstrate mastery in some and familiarity with many tools, techniques, and technologies associated with design and its applications in the workplace
  • speak, write and present effectively, leveraging technology to enhance communications
  • identify important business processes, economic factors, and considerations in operating or managing a business or team within a business
  • employ creative and critical thinking to enhance problem solving
  • employ sound principles of organizational behavior
  • exhibit analytical thought, informed judgment, ethical behavior, and an appreciation for diversity
  • demonstrate critical thinking, intercultural appreciation, teamwork, information literacy, and communication skills

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 additional coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.


Completion of requirements for an earned Applied Associate Degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 60 quarter credits in an appropriate technical area of concentration or a Design related discipline.

Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA across all college course work in the associate degree.

Completion of 30 credits of General Education courses from the list below with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in each class.

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I  5 credits (or equivalent)
  • College-level Social Science course 5 credits
  • College-level Humanities courses 10 credits (drawing, art history, and design related courses preferred)
  • MATH& 107 Math in Society  5 credits (or any college-level math course with pre-algebra as a prerequisite)
  • College-level Lab Science course 5 credits

Students who have not completed the required Applied Associate Degree or General Education requirements must submit a written plan for completion of the requirements, including which courses will be taken and where and when (required for application to be considered complete). Students who have not met the requirement of an Applied Associate Degree or the General Education requirements can be granted conditional admission to the program. Priority for acceptance will be given to applicants with all requirements completed.

Applicants to the BAT in Applied Design must also submit an essay and a design portfolio.

Program Requirements

Required Course Sequence

Technical Electives - 20 Credits

Students may choose upper division (300- or 400-level) elective courses from the APDZ and ART areas. The following courses are recommended.

Note: The above description of which courses count towards the technical elective requirment was updated on 03/39/2018 to include additional courses to those listed below.

Total Program Credits: 90

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