Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) and the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design are accredited at the baccalaureate level by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The NWCCU noted the following as a result of the comprehensive evaluation visit in Fall 2011: "The Commission applauds the Institute for establishing a rigorous and viable Bachelor of Technology degree program in Applied Design which provides options for higher education for students in current careers and future opportunities."
Applicants are admitted for a fall quarter start. The program takes two years (six quarters) of full-time enrollment to complete. Time to completion is longer if students enroll less than full-time.
Students interested in becoming a lead designer and/or project manager who have completed an Applied Associate Degree or equivalent of junior standing at a college or university in a design-related field (Engineering Graphics, multimedia, or related field in either area) would be ideal candidates for this program.
Non-admitted students may be able to take up to 10 credits (two courses) in the program on a space-available basis. Admitted students have first priority in registering for classes. Non-admitted students must receive faculty and dean approval to enroll in courses.
The Applied Design program provides the opportunity for applied associate degree graduates in design-related fields to develop the skills needed to become successful lead designers, supervisors and project managers. Program graduates will be prepared to assume roles in the design industries that require them to lead and collaborate with teams of creative and technical professionals. The degree has a common core of courses that meets the academic and professional requirements of industry. The Applied Design core emphasizes the practice of design, managing creativity, design technology, project management, entrepreneurship and professional issues.
The program features our popular evening/hybrid format designed for working students. Each class meets in the evening once a week, with the remainder of the coursework completed online.
2015-2016 Resident/Non-Resident and Baccalaureate Program Rates, (Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters) can be found on the Tuition & Fees page.
Payments can be made online or directly to the cashier's office next to the Enrollment Services area. To learn more about payment options, please see our Payment Options.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Yes, please visit the Financial Aid office.
Yes! The Marlene "Malka" Fricks Memorial Scholarship for BTAD Students. The purpose of the Marlene “Malka” Fricks Scholarship is to recognize academic excellence and assist with financial need for Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (BTAD) students. Students must be currently enrolled as a BTAD student at least half-time, and completed at least one quarter of study. Students are eligible to receive a BTAD scholarship once per academic year.
Please see a full listing of available scholarships.
Yes, in addition to completing the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design application, you must also be accepted to Lake Washington Institute of Technology as an International Student. Please visit our International Students program for more information.
Students who think that they have experience that could be substituted for coursework should inquire about Credit for Prior Learning with the program faculty or dean.
Students need to have completed an Applied Associate Degree in a design related field, or equivalent of junior standing at a college or university in a design-related field, or submit a plan to complete the Applied Associate Degree by the start of their first quarter in the program with their application packet.
Students need to have completed an Applied Associate Degree in a Design related field, or equivalent of junior standing at a college or university in a design-related field, or submit a plan to complete the Applied Associate Degree by the start of their first quarter in the program with their application packet.
Job placement assistance and information is available through our Employment Resource Center.
In addition to being excellent instructors, our faculty are recognized professionals in the design field and are able to provide students with assistance in their job search.
Students may opt to complete an internship. Faculty permission is required to register for APDZ497, Design Practice Internship.
Students are strongly encouraged to attend a BTAD information session.
For more information about the BTAD degree program, please contact us directly.
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