A Letter from the President

On behalf of the faculty, staff and Board of Trustees, I extend a warm welcome to Renton Technical College.

For over 75 years, our college has provided quality education in a variety of occupations. Our professional-technical certificate and degree programs offer entry and mid-level training in the areas of allied health, trades and industry, culinary, business, technology, automotive, and general education. Our outstanding basic studies program, with classes in adult basic education, English as a second language, and GED preparation, is available to those who need additional preparation prior to entering a training program and for those who simply wish to improve their math and English skills.

As an Achieving the Dream Leader College and an Aspen Institute top 10 finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, programmatic excellence is reflected in our nationally recognized expertise in Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) and Reading Apprenticeship (RA). I-BEST and RA are just two examples of the innovative instructional strategies used by our exceptional faculty to meet the individual learning styles of each and every student.

Our professional counseling and advising staff are ready to assist you in choosing a program that meets your career and educational aspirations. Our goal is to provide you with the skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Driven by our mission to fulfil the employment needs of individuals, business and industry, Renton Technical College is proud to have one of the highest job-placement rates in Washington State. 

We offer the programs and support needed for success in today’s competitive workforce.

Dr. Kevin McCarthy
President, Renton Technical College

Aspen Top 10

Dr. Kevin McCarthy