Employers and students alike have told us that professional credentials, certificates and degrees are crucial to getting jobs and advancing in careers. In addition to the 45 professional areas offered at Lake Washington, we are pleased that we recently received approval to offer two new Bachelor‘s in Applied Science degrees:
• Public Health and Transportation
• Logistics Management
These degrees join with our existing Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design to build a solid foundation to career pathways needed by our students.
Public Health – It allows current students in health and social service programs to use their two-year associate degree as the first two years of the bachelor-level program. It also provides a pathway for high school students enrolled at the Lake Washington Technical Academy to earn their high school diploma and move directly toward completing their Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees. Public Health is a rapidly changing field with many disciplines looking for well-educated employees.
Transportation and Logistics Management – Students who complete this program will be well positioned for many current and new jobs in such areas shipping, receiving and traffic, team managers, purchasing agents and logistics. Students can move into this program from many disciplines — business administration, auto repair, diesel and heavy equipment technician, motorcycle, marine and power equipment technician, to name just a few. Workers who want to upgrade their skills or move into management positions by completing this new degree program come from many industries – road, air, rail and maritime transport; airports, seaports and public transit authorities; manufacturers and trade-related organizations.
The Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design program is a very different kind of design program. It is similar to a Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science degree program as far as academic rigor, course content and credit; however, it is different in mission. With our workforce focus, the BTAD brings relevance to design education in alignment with industry best practices. The primary areas of teaching in this program are concerned with innovation, creative process and managing complexity.