News & Events

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

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.

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.

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.

Public Health Day

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Renton Technical College is celebrating Public Health Day on Friday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. Allied Health programs will provide health education materials regarding prevention of disease and injury, reducing stress, and suggestions of how to live healthier lives.

Proposed Student Conduct Code and Hearing Procedures

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Over the past year, Renton Technical College has been rewriting the Student Conduct Code and Hearing Procedures.  The state community and technical colleges’ Assistant Attorney Generals have been assisting the Washington State Student Services Commission members to ensure that the codes and hearing procedures are compliant with federal law including Title IX and Violence Against Women Act.

NEW Massage Therapy Practitioner Hybrid Program at RTC

Friday, February 27, 2015

Start an exciting career in massage therapy! This new hybrid program offered at Renton Technical College is only 9 months long and it’s designed to fit your schedule. Learn specialized training in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point release, treatment techniques, and much, much more. For additional details about the program, visit the Massage Therapy Practitioner program page.

Workforce Education Financial Aid at Renton Technical College

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The demand for a skilled workforce is growing. Now is time to start or restart your career. Workforce Education Financial Aid at Renton Technical College can help you by providing funding for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  Workforce education financial aid programs are designed to help connect you with the support you need to complete your program and gain employment. Each funding program has different criteria but Renton Technical College has one application to help students connect to the program(s) best designed to provide the most support. Why wait? Get started on your career and share your success story.