General Education Program and Requirements

LWTech General Education Program and Requirements iconGeneral education courses at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) help students meet certificate and degree requirements in written communication (English), quantitative reasoning (math), humanities, social science, and natural science. These courses assist in preparing students for success in technical programs, careers, and transfer education. LWTech offers a breadth of general education courses in each distribution area and specializes in providing a depth of math and science courses for STEM transfer students who plan to attend a university after completing coursework at LWTeach.

About General Education Courses and Requirements

For each general education distribution area, a list of courses that meet certificate and degree requirements is provided in the college catalog. Different programs require different courses, so always check the webpage supporting your intended program to ensure you are selecting the general education courses that meet that programโ€™s requirements. Transfer degrees (Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program Degrees (DTA/MRP) and Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) Degrees) typically require two English composition courses; one or more college-level math classes; and one to three courses from the humanities, social science, and natural science areas. Professional-technical Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees usually require English 101 plus one college-level course from the math, humanities, and social science areas, while certificates require one each of the listed courses for English, math, and social sciences.

Courses with an ampersand (&) in their title are Washington State common courses and transfer to any Washington State community or technical college, as well as to most public universities. When selecting courses for transfer, it is important to check in with the institution to which you are transferring to verify that your courses will be accepted. Taking this step in advance can help you progress more quickly toward your degree.