News & Events

photo of students with dog
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.

The 2019 Aspen Price logo which includes a blue shield image with the text Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Top 150 for 2019
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.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Watt, Lesmeister families provide generous funding

Two families with close ties to Renton Technical College have made generous contributions for scholarships and equipment. 

Photo of people accepting award
Monday, October 2, 2017
Trustees honored for supporting student success

The national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recognized the Board of Trustees' "strong and continuous support" for student success.

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. 


Career Programs


Job Placement


Years of Excellence

Fast Facts


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."

Learn More