News & Events

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.

Renton Technical College to Offer Bachelor’s Degrees Next Year

Thursday, February 12, 2015

RENTON, Wash. – Renton Technical College (RTC) will offer its first bachelor’s degree program option in winter 2015. Students will be able to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Application Development.

After a rigorous and competitive application process, last September RTC was awarded $98,326 to develop an applied baccalaureate degree in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) area. The State Board of Community and Technical Colleges granted final approval to this degree at their regular meeting on June 19.

FAFSA Workshops

Friday, January 23, 2015

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 and February 4, 2015 at 2:30pm the Financial Aid Office will provide assistance to students to apply for financial aid.

Who Should Attend:  Any student who plans to attend college in the 2015-16 year beginning summer quarter and think they need financial assistance. This includes students who are eligible for the Washington State Need Grant under the Real Hope Act sometimes called the Dreamers Grant.

RTC Foundation Receives a $20,000 Grant

Monday, January 12, 2015

Last fall, Seattle Foundation donors participated in a GiveTogether Cycle, identifying Success in Higher Education as their grant making focus.  As research shows that college completion remains an elusive goal for many King County low-income and minority students, and given that two-thirds of jobs in our region will require a college degree or career credential by 2018, we know, as do these donors, that these equity challenges posed are critical. 

RTC Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

Thursday, December 4, 2014

RENTON, Wash. – Today, Renton Technical College and President Steve Hanson will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.


2014 Winter Open House

Thursday, December 4, 2014

You’re invited to an Open House at Renton Technical College. Learn about our programs, ways to pay for school, and how to register for classes. Complimentary food and drink will be provided.

2014 Holiday Buffet

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Culinary Arts and Professional Baking programs are proud to present the 2014 Holiday Buffet! Join us on December 4, 2014 for this annual event. Pre‐sale tickets are available now! Call 425-235-2352, ext. 5730, for reservations.

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.