The many associate degree programs offered at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) are designed to prepare students for careers and for further education. While some students transfer after earning their associate degree at LWTech to colleges and universities to complete their applied bachelor's degree, they also have the option to stay at LWTech to complete their applied bachelor's degree. Currently LWTech offers applied bachelor's degrees in eight fields and more are coming soon! Take a look and explore our current degree programs.
For applied bachelor's degree curriculum and completion requirements, please visit the online college catalog.
The Bachelor of Technology Applied Design (BTAD) degree program is designed to advance your design career. It will prepare you to lead and collaborate with teams of creative and technical professionals. You'll study advanced design theory, the business of design, entrepreneurship, project management, design thinking, and new processes for design industry best practice.
The BAS degree in Behavioral Healthcare prepares students for work in the integrated treatment of mental illnesses, substance use disorders, physical illness, poverty, and homelessness. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce, advance in their current employment, or enroll in a graduate degree program in a related field, such as social work, addiction treatment, or counseling.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program prepares students to enter the healthcare workforce as Dental Hygienists. The program provides students with high quality didactic and clinical education in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills of Dental Hygiene as well as the promotion of life-long learning.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Gaming & Interactive Media is the only program like it offered by a public community or technical college in Washington state. Students work collaboratively in teams that simulate the digital game development workplace. They get extensive hands-on experience in game design, animation, virtual reality, and program management. In addition to digital game design, students will gain interactive media skills, preparing them to work as an interactive media designer in a wide range of industries, including: healthcare, aerospace, transportation, and more.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education degree will prepare students for careers in the funeral industry as managers, owners, and leaders. Courses in the program are focused on aspects of management, with content that builds upon lower level courses to further entrench LWTech students toward research and continual development within the funeral service profession. Students will bridge theory into application and develop work-ready, practitioner skills. Curriculum mirrors real-world experiences in the funeral industry, preparing students for employment or graduate level work.
Students earning the Computing & Software Development applied bachelor’s degree engage in an intense two-year program with a cohort of peers to gain practical computer science skills. They work in a hands-on classroom environment designing and testing various types of mobile apps and software. Students will be prepared to work for a variety of companies, or as independent contractors, designing and supporting software in a wide array of industries.
This degree prepares graduates of LWTech for careers in public health in such areas as epidemiology, biostatistics, public health research, public policy, and community health and education. Graduates may find employment in non-profit agencies, research institutions, governmental agencies, and private or public businesses.
This degree is designed to move students into management positions in a growth industry and fill a great need for managers who have excellent college-level training in computer and quantitative methods, critical thinking, interpersonal and negotiation skills. Students who are interested in Operations Management or Supply Chain Management would also be interested in this program. LWTech is the only institution of higher learning in Washington State that offers this comprehensive applied bachelor's degree. It is designed for workers who already have an associate degree and want to progress their education.
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