Community Colleges, Technical Colleges & Apprenticeships
State Board of Community and Technical Colleges
The Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges features Washington state's 34 community and technical colleges and allows potential students to search by college and program, explore career areas, learn more about dual enrollment and dual credit, and discover how to earn an applied bachelor's degree, among other features.
Community Colleges in Washington with Campus Housing
Campus housing — whether an apartment or residence hall (dorm) — is more than just a place for students to sleep. It's also a community.
Residential life programs offer social, leadership and educational programs — formal and informal — to give you an opportunity to develop new friendships and succeed in your studies.
Apprenticeships in Washington
College isn’t for everyone. Check out the information on Apprenticeships in Washington state, you’ll be surprised at what’s available!
Apprenticeships are a great option for people who like to work with their hands and are ready to go to work. They combine classroom training (college credit courses) and paid on-the-job training and last one to five years. Apprentices are eligible for lower college tuition rates.
After successfully completing the program, apprentices earn a journeyworker-level certificate of completion from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Apprenticeship and Training Council. This certificate is one of the oldest and most highly portable industry credentials in use today.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers 100 professional/technical degree and certificate options, and more than 40 diverse programs ranging from engineering graphics, welding, and nursing to computer technology, culinary arts, and digital gaming and media, including three bachelor degree programs in the high-demand fields of Applied Science in Public Health, Applied Science in Transportation and Logistics, and Technology in Applied Design. Explore their programs at: