About Renton Technical College
Renton Technical College (RTC) is one of 34
colleges in the State of Washington operated by the State Board for Community
and Technical Colleges. RTC provides training, retraining and upgrading for
persons seeking marketable job skills or upgrading current skills. Specialized
programs allow students with or without high school credentials to enter at
numerous times, progress in accordance with individual aptitudes, and complete
low-cost training making job entry and success possible.
The College is able to monitor and respond to the needs of the local workforce
through the guidance of program advisory committees comprised of both
management and labor. Almost 400 volunteers serve on 40 program advisory
committees to recommend instructors, assess the adequacy of educational
materials and equipment, assist in placement, evaluate programs and specify
Training at Renton Technical College is relevant. The worker of tomorrow is
trained by the journey-level instructor of today. Trainees are ensured that
only those skills and concepts essential for seeking, gaining and holding a job
are taught. At the same time, they are guaranteed they will not be taught
superfluous skills and concepts. Mathematical, scientific, communication and
human relation skills are integrated into practical instruction.
RTC’s goal is to provide job training in the shortest period of time at the
least cost – an important concept for both the student and the Washington
taxpayer. Vocational training at the College is comprised of three programs:
1) full-time, initial job training; 2) part-time, retraining or upgrading existing
skills; and 3) apprenticeship-related instruction.
For students who need a "brush-up," the College provides instruction in the
basic skills of reading, writing, and math; assistance studying for a high
school diploma or equivalency certificate; or developing better comprehension
of English to make additional studies possible.