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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Mechatronics trains students for cutting-edge careers

Registration is now open for RTC's new Mechatronics program, which will prepare you for a career in a high-demand field. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
RTC honors veterans at ceremony

Renton Technical College thanked the many students, staff, and faculty who have served the country at a ceremony today.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Veterinary Assistant program earns national accreditation

The Veterinary Assistant Program at Renton Technical College is only accredited program of its kind in Washington.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
RTC named Aspen Prize Top 150 College for the third time

Renton Technical College has again been named one of top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

RTC Stories

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.

RTC Faculty Profile: Michele Lesmeister

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

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.”

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.

For the third straight year, The Aspen Institute named Renton Technical College one of the Top Community Colleges in the Country. 

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