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Citizenship day at RTC
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Constitution week at RTC features daily civics activities

This week is Renton Technical College’s (RTC) annual Constitution Week, with civic activities highlighting the U.S. Constitution and citizenship.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Grant will help RTC enhance understanding through student storytelling

A new grant will allow Renton Technical College (RTC) students from diverse backgrounds to share their life stories with the college community.

Monday, September 18, 2017
RTC fosters inclusive community as fall quarter begins

Renton Technical College begins its fall quarter with an even more intentional commitment to creating an inclusive community. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the center of RTC’s new five-year strategic plan, and were the focus of a staff and faculty workshop last week.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
RTC ranked one of the country’s best two-year colleges by magazine

Renton Technical College is one of the best two-year colleges for adult learners in the country, according to a new ranking. RTC ranked No. 8 on the 2017 College Guide and Rankings compiled by Washington Monthly, a Washington, D.C.,-based magazine.

RTC Stories

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
RTC Student Profile: Katie Kelly

When Katie Kelly talked about what she wanted to be when she grew up, her parents told her to act like a girl.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
RTC Faculty Profile: Michele Lesmeister

Michele Lesmeister grew up reading library books by the light of a kerosene lamp.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
RTC staff profile: Eugene Shen

Eugene Shen remembers the day he was offered a job at Renton Technical College (RTC) mostly because it was funny.  The job was as an instructor in the Pharmacy Technician program, known in the college’s shorthand as “Pharm Tech.”

Monday, December 12, 2016
Welding program shapes metal and transforms lives

Welding is all about heat, sparks, and the creation of something useful and sometimes beautiful out of raw metal. 


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RTC is one of the Top 10 Community Colleges in the country.

The Aspen Institute named Renton Technical College one of the "Top 10 Community Colleges in the Country."

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