News & Events

Washington State Centers of Excellence Earn Exemplary Leadership Award

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The directors of Washington State’s Centers of Excellence were awarded the Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership award at the Chair Academy’s April International Leadership Conference. The award is given to postsecondary education leaders or leadership teams that have enhanced educational opportunities on their campuses.

Washington's Top Automotive High School Students Compete for Scholarships and Chance to Attend National Finals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ten high school automotive technical teams from across the state of Washington competed in a fast paced test of their ability to find and fix "bugs" in RTC's Automotive Quad today. The students worked in pairs representing ten local schools including New Market Skills Center, North Thurston High School, Tri-Tech Skills Center, Clark County Skills Center, Sno Isle Technology Skills Center, Marysville Pilchuck High School, Kentridge High School, Puyallup High School, Bellevue High School and Decatur High School.

Bite of the Apprentice Serves Up Delicious Dishes, Appropriate Accolades

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Several local restaurants and college culinary programs gathered at RTC's Cafeteria Monday evening to offer diners exquisite culinary preparations served with beer and wine. The annual event celebrated the hard work done by apprentice cooks from around the Seattle metro area and culminated with an awards ceremony in which three honors were handed out.

Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Competition Creates Opportunities for High School Automotive Technicians

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BELLEVUE, Wa. – Top high school automotive technicians will challenge their technical skills and stretch their innovative minds at the Washington State Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition on Tuesday, April 28. Twenty high school students from across Washington will compete for thousands of dollars worth of scholarships and a chance to advance to the National Finals. The state competition will be held at Renton Technical College, 3000 NE Fourth Ave., Automotive Quad (Building K), from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28. Awards ceremony directly following.

RTC Announces Finalists for Presidential Search

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

After an extensive national search and review of outstanding applicants from the state, region, and nation, the Board of Trustees at Renton Technical College is pleased to announce the four finalists for the position of President.

Finalists are as follows: Ms. Mary Garguile, Mr. John Jablonski, Dr. Joyce Loveday, and Dr. Kevin McCarthy.

Renton Technical College Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Two Renton Technical College students were recently honored by Gov. Jay Inslee during a special ceremony held in Olympia. The two received academic medals from RTC President Steve Hanson during the daytime ceremony.

The RTC All-Washington Academic team honorees are:

  • Joe Spieldenner, Accounting Program
  • Breeann Loya, Early Childhood Careers Program

Preventative Manufacturing Maintenance

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Renton Technical College (RTC) and Air Washington are proud to announce a new program; Preventative Manufacturing Maintenance. In only nine weeks, students will be prepared to enter the workforce with a new career. Graduates will obtain valuable skills for entering the machine shop environment.

of Applied Science Degree in Application Development

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RENTON, Wash. – Renton Technical College (RTC) is now offering its first Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Application Development.

The BAS in Application Development program is designed for students who have earned an information technology related associate’s degree and are looking to take the next step toward earning a bachelor’s degree. Graduates from this degree program will have a deep technical foundation in advanced computer science topics, such as: software development, enterprise application, database design, web development and systems analysis. Classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate the needs of working adults, and are delivered in a flexible, hybrid format incorporating online, classroom and lab components.

VITA – Free Income Tax Preparation Offered at RTC

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Renton Technical College Accounting program has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service to offer FREE income tax preparation and electronic filing. Come to Building H, room 305, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, February 10 through April 15 (closed March 30 to April 3).  Be sure to arrive by 5 p.m. – those who arrive after 5 p.m. may not have their returns completed by 6 p.m. Directions to campus can be found here.

Aspen Institute Commends Renton Technical College

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Renton Technical College is deeply committed to providing higher education access and expanding job opportunities for its highly diverse student body. Located in a working-class area of southeast Seattle, Renton serves an unusually large contingent of nontraditional students – 70% are age 25 and older, compared to 40% nationally. Though most students enter with remedial needs, faculty keep students on track towards their goals through Washington State’s I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) model, in which foundational skills are embedded in professional and technical classes rather than being taught separately. Renton’s structured career pathways help students move quickly to a degree or other credential, with 79% of credentials earned at the college being vocational/technical. Renton has exemplary workforce training programs and strong partnerships with local industry, including Boeing and Ford Motor Company, and this is reflected in high job placement rates.