Business Technology


The Business Technology program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology provides students with comprehensive training that will open doors to numerous types of business career opportunities in the Seattle area and beyond. Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or a worker looking for a new career, this program will give you the skills you need to help you find a well-paying job.

The primary goal of the Business Technology program is to prepare college students to use various business software applications in a work environment to enhance day-to-day business operations. Learn the latest applications of desktop publishing, Web editing, presentation, scheduling, email, internet technology, Microsoft Office applications, and more. LWTech students can obtain a Business Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. There are also several short certificates that can be completed in as little as two quarters.

Learn from Industry Experts

The Business Technology program benefits from a variety of instructors with varied experience and expertise who enjoy bringing their real-world experience to the learning environment. Business Technology students at LWTech:

  • Obtain skills that can be transferred to many jobs in many industries.
  • Enjoy small class sizes with lots of hands-on training.
  • Train on the latest technology industry software and equipment, so you’re ready to go directly into the workplace.
  • Learn how to excel at using software applications, with little or no prior experience.
  • Prepare to take MOS certification.
  • Take classes in a classroom or online.

Career Opportunities

When you complete the LWTech Business Technology program, you will have immediate access to numerous jobs in a broad range of industries. You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to support today’s automated office environment.

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Carry out office administration procedures and management support.
  • Produce documents using word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
  • Organize and maintain business files and records both manually and electronically.
  • Be prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of areas, including:
    • Office software
    • Customer service
    • Project management
    • Web maintenance
    • Publications/sales
    • Past graduates have gone on to: Legal Office Assistant and Medical Front Office

Additional Business Technology Program Information

  • Business Technology Program Admission Dates
    • Fall Quarter
    • Winter Quarter
    • Spring Quarter
    • Summer Quarter
  • Business Technology Program Class Format
    • 100% online classes
    • Combination of online and on-campus (hybrid or hyflex)

Supported certificate(s):

I-BEST Support in Accounting

Discover the advantages of I-BEST support for students pursuing the Accounting Assistant Certificate of Completion. Our comprehensive program provides in-class assistance in various areas, including writing, math, notetaking, presentation skills, study techniques, and career readiness.

What is I-BEST?

At LWTech, I-BEST classes are uniquely structured with TWO instructors in ONE classroom. One instructor is a Professional-Technical or General Education faculty member, while the other specializes in Adult Basic Education (ABE) or English Language Learning (ELL). This collaborative approach ensures that I-BEST students receive exceptional attention and support throughout their classes. With this additional academic assistance, our I-BEST classes yield remarkable student success rates, allowing them to commence their certificate programs earlier, complete their degrees faster, and acquire the necessary education for pursuing their desired careers.

To discover more about I-BEST and connect with a knowledgeable advisor, please visit our dedicated I-BEST webpage.

At LWTech, we welcome all students as an open enrollment college and we are committed to your inclusion at the college. The Business Technology program of study leads to an industry or specific employers that may require a full or partial background check as well as a drug test before you start the job.

General Admission Information

Entry into the Business Technology program requires completion of LWTech's general online application.

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Class Schedule

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter.  It is the student's responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor or counselor.  Any developmental coursework a student might be required to complete may increase the program length.

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Associate Degree

To learn more about transferring to another college or university, please visit our Transferring from LWTech page.

 Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Proficiency

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