A technical college open since the 1940s, Lake Washington Technical College’s focus is to prepare its student body for employment, be it the first time out on the job market or a back-to-school primer in learning new skills for a change in career or adjustments to new technologies at an existing one.
Unlike classroom-based learning, Lake Washington Technical College focuses on on combination of basic education and job-related skills and practices. Over 41 training programs are offered at the school, but the five main areas of instruction and class availability are Information Technology, Business and Science, Arts, Language, and Science, Manufacturing and Transportation Technologies, and Health and Fitness.
In the Business and Service program, students can study and earn an AAS in Accounting, as well as various certificates of proficiency and completion. The same is true for Business Administration Support. A truly incredible array of professions can be learned about at Lake Washington Technical College, including Funeral Services, Horticulture, Cosmetology, and Culinary Arts, with both AAS degrees and certificates of proficiency and completion available in all fields.
The course of study is slightly different for those students taking classes through the Arts, Language, and Science department. The purpose of these courses for students is to provide a strong core in disciplines like biology, fine arts, history, philosophy, sociology, and chemistry. Classes in the Arts, Language, and Science department also include the English as a Second Language program, for those who need assistance with learning English, especially English for the work environment.
One of the most skills-specific areas of study at Lake Washington Technical College is its Manufacturing and Transportation Technologies department, where students can learn a number of highly-technical skills in repairs, maintenance, and electronics, tailored to a number of work environments. Students can earn AAS and Certificates of Proficiency in Auto Collision Repair, Building Plant Maintenance, Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technical Work, Motorcycle, Marine, and Power Equipment Service, Welding, and Electronics.
It’s not just the skills of the former technical world, but also the new digital realm, that classes cover at Lake Washington Technical College. The school has a growing dedication to studies in Information Technology, with numerous degrees and certificates available in Architectural Graphics, Computer Security and Network Technology, Multimedia Design and Production, Information Technology Applications, and Engineering Graphics.
Additional courses at Lake Washington Technical College are available for those who are interested in basic education, study skills, parent education, and even a few different programs for high school students, including Running Start, Tech Prep, a Technical Academy, and a GED program.