News & Events

RTC Announces Winter 2016 Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

RENTON, Wash. – The Renton Technical College (RTC) Foundation is pleased to announce recipients for its winter scholarships.

Founded in 1993, the RTC Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of RTC students by supporting career training, educational advancement and program success at Renton Technical College. The Foundation has established many different funds to support student needs. These scholarships are funded by RTC supporters who want to give every RTC student the chance to succeed.

We Resolve to Embrace Humanity in all of its Rich Diversity

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Religious and racial tensions are high in the United States right now and our communities are feeling the effects deeply.

As presidents of Washington’s community and technical colleges we issue this clear response on behalf of our students and colleagues: We stand together. Harassment and prejudice of any type defies the very values of pluralism and religious freedom that we hold dear in this country.

Students Build Tiny Houses for Seattle Area Homeless

Friday, December 11, 2015

Students of Renton Technical College’s (RTC) Construction Trades Prep and Property Maintenance programs, along with their instructors, have partnered with the Seattle-based nonprofit Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), to build tiny houses for area homeless.

Renton Technical College now Offering ASE Certification Exams

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

RENTON, Wash. – Renton Technical College is pleased to announce it is now a designated ASE or Automotive Service Excellence testing location.

Adjusting College Hours 12/21 - 12/31/2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

During the weeks of 12/21 through 12/31, all departments will close to the public each day at 4:30 p.m. There will be no services provided after that time.  If visiting campus during those weeks, please be sure to call ahead as some departments may have even more limited hours.

Frieda Takamura Appointed to Board of Trustees

Friday, November 13, 2015

RENTON, Wash. – Today, Renton Technical College announced the appointment of Frieda Takamura to the Board of Trustees. Takamura was the president of the Renton Education Association from 1988-91, after teaching in junior high and high schools in Renton, Walla Walla, and Crawfordsville, Ind. She also previously worked as the human and civil rights program coordinator for the Washington Education Association.

Renton Technical College Receives Federal Grant to Expand Apprenticeship Programs

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

RENTON, Wash. – Renton Technical College (RTC) was awarded a grant of $468,595 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s American Apprenticeship Initiative. The funds will support the purchase of new technology for Heat/Frost, Stationary Engineers, Pacific Maritime Institute, and Machinist programs. The award is part of a larger $4.8 million grant to fund the Partnership for Advanced Technology Apprenticeships in Manufacturing and Marine Engineering project (PATAM) led by South Seattle College.

Nine Students Named Siemens Technical Scholars

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Renton, Wash. — Nine students attending Renton Technical College were named inaugural 2015 Siemens Technical Scholars by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (CEP) and the Siemens Foundation. Scholars were chosen from programs at the nation’s top community and technical colleges, all of which provide outstanding preparation for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and information technology. The RTC students represent the largest group of scholarship recipients from a single institution in the nation.

RTC Automotive Instructor’s Work on Display at America’s Car Museum

Friday, October 16, 2015

RENTON, Wash. – Automotive Technology instructor Mike Fobes was invited to display two unique creations at The LeMay, known as America’s Car Museum this month. The museum attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually.

Renton Technical College Receives National Recognition

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

(Renton, WA) Renton Technical College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving at least 90 percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015. RTC Surgical Technologist program graduates actually achieved 96 percent successful pass rate during that time period. Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate by examination understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care on the operating room. The CST is widely recognized in the health care community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation. The CST is required for employment within many local, state, and national health care organizations.