Career Training Programs

At Renton Technical College, we offer an innovative and exciting variety of educational and career path programs to help you meet your goals. From technical training programs that prepare you for real-world careers to programs that advance your skillset, there is something for everyone at RTC.

Find the program that’s right for you below.



Accounting is the recording and communication of financial accounts. It is one of the most basic and important skills in business and management.

Accounting is the recording and communication of financial accounts. It is one of the most basic and important skills in business and management.

Accounting is the recording and communication of financial accounts. It is one of the most basic and important skills in business and management.

This program prepares students to work as professionals who plan and run administrative services in a business office.

This program introduces students to aerospace and manufacturing careers, and prepares them to be manual machinists.

Anesthesia technologists assist anesthesiologists to manage pain and monitor patients during medical procedures. RTC is one of the few places in the United States that offers a two-year degree in this career.

Applications developers use computer languages to create programs that perform specific tasks on computers and other devices.

Applications developers use computer languages to create programs that perform specific tasks on computers and other devices.

This program prepares students for a career in automotive collision repair.

The Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair program is the entry point for both the Automotive Technology and Automotive Technology/ITEC programs.

This program teaches students how to work on modern automobiles. It covers all aspects of automotive repair.

This unique program prepares students for entry-level employment in the band instrument repair and service trade.

This four-quarter program prepares graduates for entry-level employment into the band instrument and fretted string instrument repair and service trade.

This program prepares students to be manual machinists.

Central service technicians work in health care facilities to prepare and sterilize devices and supplies used to care for patients.

The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a valued credential that shows a person has acquired the skills and knowledge to work effectively with young children.

Modern commercial buildings are wonders of engineering, combining electrical, mechanical and communications systems to create safe, comfortable environments for people.

Networking technologies have turned computers into communication devices, creating strong demand for specialists who can set up and manage these networks.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is a computer-aided machine tool system that creates parts and structures to very precise tolerances.

This program continues the education of students who have completed the Applications Developer program.

Drafting has evolved from a profession based on paper and pencil to one that relies on computers and advanced design software to produced detailed plans and blueprints.

You don’t have to look far into your cityscape to notice that we are in the middle of a construction boom. Besides skilled trades, there is a growing demand for people who can lead and manage construction projects.

This program is the entry point for the Welding and Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology programs. It also satisfies elective credits for the Commercial Building Engineering and Construction Management programs.

Cooking is the closest thing to alchemy you will find today – mix a few ingredients according to the instructions, add a spark, and voilà, you now have a tasty treasure in front of you.

Dental assistants are an integral part of the dental team.

This program prepares students for the care and early education of young children

Business and industry runs on electricity, and that power is generated or provided by an electrical plant. This program teaches students how to maintain and repair the electrical plants and machines used in industry.

This program prepares students to enter the field of mechanical or architectural drafting.

If you dream of starting your own business, this program will show you what it takes to make that dream a reality.

This program is not currently enrolling new students. 

Any kind of land development or construction begins with a careful measuring and study of the land. This work is done by land surveyors, one of the most ancient trades in human history.

Ford ASSET — short for Automotive Student Service Educational Training – is an intensive program that trains students to work as professional automotive technicians.

This program prepares students to work as entry-level technicians in fretted instrument shops.

This certificate covers navigating and coordinating care in health and human services systems. Incorporated in the certificate are factors affecting patients such as chronic disease, behavioral health, wellness and patient activation and engagement.

This program trains students to maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment for industrial environments such as bakeries, breweries, and candy companies.

Students in this program get both the theory and the practical training to repair and troubleshoot all major kitchen appliances.

This one-year program follows the Field Surveying Technician certificate program to prepare graduates for their Professional Land Surveyor licenses.

This program trains students in the repair and troubleshooting of domestic and light commercial laundry appliances.

This short program offers important and useful training in areas such as risk management, human resources, contract management and compliance, safety management, job site control, scheduling and external relations.

This program prepares students to work in the legal system as secretaries, receptionists, clerks, litigation practice assistants, and word processors.

The Phlebotomy Technician program prepares students to work in medical offices, clinics, labs and other health care settings.

This program offers practical technical training in the repair and troubleshooting of all major appliances. 

Prepare to become professionally licensed to practice therapeutic massage for health maintenance, assessment, and rehabilitation of body tissues and systems.

Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer science technologies that can be applied in a wide variety of industries.Technicians work in mechanical, electrical, automation, robotics and aerospace fields. This program will train students for high-wage, in-demand jobs at companies like Boeing, Amazon, and Starbucks.

 

Medical assistants work in the frontlines of medical care, helping physicians and specialists with medical procedures and administrative duties. 

Develop skills and knowledge to transform descriptions of diseases, injuries, conditions, and procedures into numerical designations in clinics, insurance companies, and other medical settings.

The Nursing Assistant program prepares students to earn their certification and work in a healthcare setting. It is also the first rung of the career ladder for students to become Licensed Practical or Registered Nurses.

Students prepare for entry-level careers in the office occupations.

This program is not currently enrolling new students. 

This program provides entry level training leading to a certificate as an ophthalmic assistant. 

​Students develop skills in all areas of pharmacy practice such as computer order entry, pharmaceutical calculations, record keeping, mixing intravenous solutions, and compounding of products to be dispensed. 

This two-year program is designed to help students acquire and develop skills necessary to work in the manufacturing industry.

This program prepares students to safely enter the machine shop environment as a preventative manufacturing maintenance worker. 

Students have the opportunity to learn baking basics, as well as the science of baking in a well-equipped kitchen setting.

This program prepares students to work in property maintenance for apartments and other multi-family housing.

This training program for refrigeration technicians enables students to develop skills necessary to work as domestic or commercial service technicians on refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems. 

The Nursing Program at Renton Technical College is currently planning for an Associate Degree Nursing Cohort starting Fall Quarter 2017.

The Revenue Management Specialist program prepares students to support doctors and other healthcare professionals with much of the administrative tasks in their clinics, offices, insurance companies and other settings.

Surgery is complex and delicate work, done by a team of highly trained experts. Surgical specialists are a key part of that team, helping with important tasks such as tracking supplies and surgical equipment, preparing the operating room, an assisting doctors and nurses during procedures.

Veterinary assistants work in animal clinics, hospitals, zoos, shelters and on the field to take care of animals, under the supervision of a veterinarian or other specialists.

This program is designed to prepare welders for job entry in most phases of the welding industry.