Lake Washington Technical College

Lake Washington Technical College

Lake Washington Technical College, also referred to as LWTC, was established in the year 1949. Its main campus is located in Kirkland, Washington, United States. There is also a branch campus in Redmond. Lake Washington Technical College enrolls more than 4,000 students on an annual basis. The college offers its students degrees and certificate programs in various areas of study including accounting, dental hygiene, electronics, and information technology.

Students of Lake Washington Technical College have access to a large number of clubs and organizations that are all available on campus. One can choose from societies such as Phi Theta Kappa, Dental Hygiene Club, Associated Student Government, ADDA Student Club, and Social and Human Services Club.

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Contacting Lake Washington Technical College

Lake Washington Technical College
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland , WA 98034-8506
General Phone: (425) 739-8100

Lake Washington Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine138EMT ambulance attendant, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Computer Science and Engineering93computer programming, web design, computer graphics, computer networking, computer security
Medical Support and Technology75dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, phlebotomy
Mechanics and Repair50industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, motorcycle mechanic
Office and Administration49data entry, administrative assistant, general office occupations, business support services
Engineering Technician47electronics tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting, civil drafting, mechanical drafting
Business and Management42accounting technology, small business operations, human resources
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy35sports and fitness management
Production Trades21machinist, welding
Landscaping and Horticulture20applied horticulture, floristry
Beauty and Cosmetology15cosmetology
Therapy and Counseling13mental and social health services
Cooking and Culinary Arts9pastry, chef training
Law6legal secretary
Medical Administration6medical transcription
Media6animation and special effects
Education and Teaching4early childhood education
Hospitality2hotel management
Science and Laboratory Technician1chemical tech

Number of programs and degrees for Lake Washington Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years16825
Associate's degree32233
Award of less than 1 academic year14217

Lake Washington Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lake Washington Technical College had a total enrollment of 3,996 students (2,638 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 10%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 12%
20-21 10%
22-24 11%
25-29 17%
30-34 15%
35-39 12%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Lake Washington Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 44 %

Lake Washington Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Kirkland, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lake Washington Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,784
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,784
Books and supplies $ 1,182

Financial Aid:
Lake Washington Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 537300)

Lake Washington Technical College Faculty

Lake Washington Technical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year32$54,16933$54,225
All faculty totalacademic year32$54,16933$54,225

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lake Washington Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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What Sets Lake Washington Technical College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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