Get Started at Renton Technical College

Students succeed at Renton Technical College. RTC offers short-term and degree Career Training Programs, transfer options, applied bachelor's degrees, and college preparatory courses. We have over 50 professional-technical programs split into seven areas of study that specialize in training, retraining, and skills upgrading. Members of business and industry advise each program, keeping our curriculum current and relevant, so our students are prepared for the workforce. Follow these steps to start at RTC.

Apply for Admission  

Complete an initial Entry Survey and Apply for Admission to get a ctcLink ID #.

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Learn about Paying for College 

Explore funding options. If you're interested in financial aid, visit their main page to complete the three-step application process.

For assistance:  

Connect with an Entry Adviser

Before you register for a class/program, connect with an entry adviser to review what skills or assessments are needed for placement.

Check out our New Student Checklist for College Level Programs.

Entry Services Team:

Assess and Review Your Skills

If applicable, review previous academic transcripts & complete Testing Services Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and Accuplacer tools. 

Register for Classes and Pay Tuition

Visit your Student Home Page to register and pay for classes. You can find helpful guides on our ctcLink Student page.  

Pay your tuition and fees through your Student Home page by the due date. You can find helpful guides on our ctcLink Student Page.  

Attend New Student Orientation

Sign up for our quarterly new student orientation, learn how to purchase your books, and set up your RTC student email


Enrollment Services: (425) 235-2371
Advising: (425) 235-5840
Financial Aid: (425) 235-5841
Cashiering: (425) 235-2300
College & Career Pathways: Call / Text: 206-880-1704