Academic Core

The Academic Core program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) helps students develop foundational skills in English, humanities, math, science, and social science. These skills prepare our students for success in technical programs and careers, cultivate critical thinking, and foster the values of life-long learning.

Applicable Course List to Satisfy Core Requirements for the Associate in Applied Science, AAS

The applicable course list to satisfy Academic Core requirements for the AAS degree includes courses in written communication, humanities, quantitative reasoning, and social science. Students who complete required courses in these areas will employ critical thinking in evaluating and expressing ideas, demonstrate math skills, describe methods in social science research, and analyze social issues and problems. 

Degrees and Certificates

Applicable Course List to Satisfy Core Requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Transfer Degree, AAS-T

AAS-T courses are designed for the dual purpose of immediate employment and as a preparation of the junior year in a bachelor's degree commonly described as the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). The AAS-T degree generally will not be accepted in transfer in preparation for Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees. The general education component of the AAS-T, however, will be accepted in transfer. For a listing of BAS options for an AAS-T degree, visit the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) website on AAS-T degrees.

Applicable Course List to Satisfy Core Requirements for the Certificate of Proficiency

The applicable course list to satisfy Certificate of Proficiency requirements for the AAS degree includes courses in written communication, humanities, quantitative reasoning, and social science. Students who complete required courses in these areas will employ critical thinking in evaluating and expressing ideas, communicate ideas succinctly using mathematical abstraction, and articulate the importance of influence of diversity within cultures.

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