Machining Technology


The Machining Technology program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with hands-on experience and a well-rounded foundation in machining. Whether you're a recent high school graduate or a worker looking for a new career, this program prepares you for one of today's most high-demand industries. Students have the option of pursuing a Machining Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or a choice of certificates, as well as pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Design should they choose to continue their education.

Learn from Industry Experts

Students learn from instructors with industry experience. LWTech machining instructors have a strong desire to help students be successful in their training. Machining Technology students at LWTech:

  • Learn a wide range of machining concepts.
  • Understand print reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), speeds and feeds, tool geometry, materials and shop math. 
  • Gain practical experience with both CNC and manual machines.
  • Enjoy small class sizes with personalized instruction. 
  • Have access to well-equipped tool rooms.

Career Opportunities

When you complete the Machining Technology program at LWTech, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to open doors to a broad range of opportunities. You will be able to apply the rare combination of computer and manufacturing knowledge to secure a successful career. Graduates find jobs in a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical and marine.

Other career opportunities include:

  • Programming CNC machines.
  • Machine set up lead or shop supervisor.
  • Mechanical engineering.
  • Machining equipment and tool sales.

Additional Machining Technology Program Information

Supported certificate(s):

I-BEST Support in Accounting

Discover the advantages of I-BEST support for students pursuing the Machining Technology certificates. 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.

Entry into this program only completion of an admissions application.

Additional Admission Considerations

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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 Degrees and Transfer Information

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