News & Events

Vice President to visit Renton on Thursday

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to make an appearance Thursday morning at Renton Technical College as part of a visit to the Seattle area.

Renton Technical College Recertified as an Achieving the Dream Leader College

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

RENTON, Wash. — Renton Technical College (RTC) today was recertified as an Achieving the Dream Leader College – a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps. Only 16 colleges in the nation received this honor.  Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree.

You're Invited to the Presidential Search Forum on September 25, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

The RTC Presidential Search Committee invites you to come to one of two forums nest Thursday, Sept. 25 in Blencoe Auditorium. This will be an opportunity to ask questions about the search for the next RTC president, as well share your thoughts and opinions. This is a public event, meaning that students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome.

Renton Technical College Responds to Being Identified as One of the Top 10 Community College’s in the Country

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

RENTON, Wash. — Renton Technical College (RTC) today was named one of the top 10 finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. RTC is now eligible to enter the last stage of the competition for the $1 million prize fund that will be awarded in March 2015 in Washington D.C.

Sign up for RAVE Alerts

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Renton Technical College provides emergency messaging services for all employees and students. RTC has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety to provide an emergency alert system capable of delivering messages to your RTC and personal email addresses, as well as text messages to your cell phone, and voice messages to your landline and cell phone.

Notification of 2014 Summer Hours

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Please be advised that Renton Technical College will operate on a modified summer schedule through Friday, September 12. Enrollment Services, Cashiering and the Student Success Center will be open during the following hours this summer:

Steve Hanson to retire as president of Renton Technical College

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Steve Hanson, president at Renton Technical College since September 2009, will retire in June, 2015.

"It has been an honor to serve as Renton Technical College's president for the past five years. Our college has an outstanding reputation for its commitment to student success, as exemplified by our selection by the Aspen Institute as one of the top community colleges in the nation. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with an extraordinary group of trustees, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the mission of transforming the lives of our students," said Hanson.

Renton Technical College Named As One Of The Top 150 In The Country

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

RENTON, Wash. — Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Renton Technical College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds.

Student Receives Prestigious Scholarship

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RENTON, Wash.  – Nicklaus Madison, a student at Renton Technical College, has been named the 2014 New Century Scholar for Washington State.  Only 51 community college students from the United States, Canada and American Samoa have received this honor.  Madison and the other award recipients will split a total of $102,000 in scholarship money.