Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) was founded in 1949 and offers affordable professional and technical training for today's job market. Training is available in 44 programs, with more than 100 professional/technical degree and certificate options in:
Business & Service
Health & Fitness
Manufacturing & Transportation Technologies
Arts, Language & Science.
LWIT is one of 34 community and technical two-year institutions of higher education in Washington state. The college currently has over 250 experienced faculty members and serves more than 4,000 students every year. We are centrally located in Washington state's high tech corridor, with a main campus in Kirkland and a branch campus near Marymoor Park in Redmond.
The college features small class sizes, modern equipment and hands-on training that simulates an actual job environment. Our programs provide students with high-tech, comprehensive training that will keep them in constant demand and open doors to numerous types of career opportunities. Whether a recent high school graduate or a worker looking for a new career, LWIT will give students the skills they need to quickly find a well-paying job in a high-demand field.
About Our Community
Lake Washington Institute of Technology directly serves the communities of Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Kenmore, Mercer Island, Bothell, Woodinville, Carnation, Duvall, North Bend, Fall City, Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, Clyde Hill, and Medina. The college also serves students from outside our service area, as well as international students from around the world.
The college's main campus is located in the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington and has a population of more than 45,000. The surrounding area offers numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and a wealth of diverse arts, entertainment and cultural attractions. Kirkland is located just 15 miles east of Seattle and less than an hour from the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
Kirkland has a strong local economy with a healthy mix of small business, corporate headquarters, light industrial and manufacturing, and a growing base of high-tech, biotech and home-based businesses. It is also close to the major employment centers of Seattle and Bellevue, and major employers such as Boeing, PACCAR, and Microsoft.