News & Events

RTC Board Announces Dr. Kevin D. McCarthy as Next President, Assumes Helm July 1

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

RENTON, Wash.  - The Board of Trustees of Renton Technical College announced today it has concluded its national search. Dr. Kevin D. McCarthy will assume the helm as president of the institution on July 1, 2015. He becomes just the fourth president of the technical college since its founding in 1941. The Board of Trustees made the announcement earlier today during a public meeting. President Steve Hanson will retire at the end of June.

RTC Accounting Students Assist Local Residents With Income Tax Preparation

Friday, May 1, 2015

Accounting students at Renton Technical College used their time this year between February and April to assist residents in the area with completion of required annual filings as part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Grant Program. “The IRS provides us with training, reference materials and tax preparation software. In exchange we provide income tax preparation and assistance for qualifying taxpayers. This is a win-win for all the participants.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society elects RTC's Joe Spieldenner as Vice President

Thursday, April 30, 2015

RTC's Joe Spieldenner was elected Vice President, Division IV by the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on April 18. Spieldenner joins a team of four other new officers including Yanik Etan, International President, College of Central Florida, Amie Bernstein, Vice President, Division I, Suffolk County Community College, New York, Elizabeth Taylor, Vice President, Division II, Grayson College, Texas and Hayley Younce, Vice President, Division III, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Michigan.

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.

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

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.

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.