Grand opening of automotive complex set for May 2017

Automotive Technology Complex Grand Opening – May 11, 2017

K complex

This is the future and RTC is at the center of new technology and training for the automotive industry.

State-of-the-art facility

The renovation and new construction of the “K Complex” are providing RTC with one of the most advanced automotive training facilities in the state, directly supporting the mission of RTC.  The facility also enhances the College as a whole, with its strong integration into the campus Master Plan, improving the character, identity, and environment of the campus.  It will be the first building at RTC to be awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Square footage

                Building K1: 25,325 SF

                Building K2: 10,290 SF

                Building K3: 17,645 SF

                Building K4: 10,290 SF

Total: 63,550 SF  

The Automotive Technologies Education and Training programs at Renton Technical College are vital to the success of this important local industry sector.   Prior to the renovation, the 28-year-old Automotive “K” buildings were not keeping up with the growing technological and physical needs of the automotive programs.

The modernization strengthens RTC’s enduring partnership with the Ford Company through an expansion of the Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training) program.  The only college in Washington to offer this intensive program, where students train to work as professional automotive technicians on Ford products in ASE-certified centers, including internships in authorized Ford, Lincoln or Mazda dealerships.

Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for May 11 and the Grand Opening Celebration of the RTC Automotive Technology Complex. Watch for more details as we prepare to party and celebrate the automotive industry in our region.