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

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.

Admission Requirements

Entry into this program requires completion of LWTech's admissions application.

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.