Career Training Programs

At Renton Technical College, we offer an innovative and exciting variety of educational and career path programs to help you meet your goals. From technical training programs that prepare you for real-world careers to programs that advance your skillset, there is something for everyone at RTC.

Browse all career programs below. You can also refine your search to the Area of Study that best suits your interests. Learn more about Areas of Study and our Guided Pathways approach to helping you meet your goals.



Accounting is the recording and communication of financial accounts. It is one of the most basic and important skills in business and management.

Accounting is the recording and communication of financial accounts. It is one of the most basic and important skills in business and management.

Accounting is the recording and communication of financial accounts. It is one of the most basic and important skills in business and management.

This program introduces students to aerospace and manufacturing careers, and prepares them to be manual machinists.

Anesthesia technologists assist anesthesiologists to manage pain and monitor patients during medical procedures. RTC is one of the few places in the United States that offers a two-year degree in this career.

Applications developers use computer languages to create programs that perform specific tasks on computers and other devices.

This program prepares students for careers in automotive collision repair.

This program teaches students how to work on modern automobiles. It covers all aspects of automotive repair.

This unique program prepares students for entry-level employment in the band instrument repair and service trade.

Central service technicians work in health care facilities to prepare and sterilize devices and supplies used to care for patients.

Modern commercial buildings are wonders of engineering, combining electrical, mechanical and communications systems to create safe, comfortable environments for people.

This training program for refrigeration technicians enables students to develop skills necessary to work as domestic or commercial service technicians on refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems. 

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Computer Network Architecture will prepare graduates to work as computer network architects, engineers, and managers in designing and implementing computer and information networks; performing network modeling, analysis and planning; and implementing advanced cloud and virtualization technologies at the enterprise level.

Networking technologies have turned computers into communication devices, creating strong demand for specialists who can set up and manage these networks.

Students prepare for entry in various careers in the Information Technology industry that require a solid foundation in computer programming.

You don’t have to look far into your cityscape to notice that we are in the middle of a construction boom. Besides skilled trades, there is a growing demand for people who can lead and manage construction projects.

You'll learn to start, run, or manage a small business, with courses in accounting, marketing, human resources, and other applicable skills. 

Cooking is the closest thing to alchemy you will find. You mix a few ingredients, add a spark, and voilà, you have created a tasty treasure.

Dental assistants are an integral part of the dental team.

This program prepares students for the care and early education of young children. They will study how to design a curriculum, create positive learning environments, provide developmentally appropriate activities, and respect and accommodate cultural differences. Students must complete an internship at a childcare center as part of the program.

Business and industry runs on electricity, and that power is generated or provided by an electrical plant. This program teaches students how to maintain and repair the electrical plants and machines used in industry.

This program prepares students to enter the field of mechanical or architectural drafting.

This program is not currently enrolling new students. 

Any kind of land development or construction begins with a careful measuring and study of the land. This work is done by land surveyors, one of the most ancient trades in human history.

Ford ASSET — short for Automotive Student Service Educational Training – is an intensive program that trains students to work as professional automotive technicians.

This certificate covers navigating and coordinating care in health and human services systems. Incorporated in the certificate are factors affecting patients such as chronic disease, behavioral health, wellness and patient activation and engagement.

This program trains students to maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment for industrial environments such as bakeries, breweries, and candy companies.

This one-year program follows the Field Surveying Technician certificate program to prepare graduates for their Professional Land Surveyor licenses.

This program prepares students to work in law firms, law-related offices, including the courts, government agencies, non-profits, and corporate legal departments as legal assistants, paralegal assistants, legal receptionists, clerks, litigation practice assistants, and legal support professionals.

This two-year program is designed to help students acquire and develop skills necessary to work in the manufacturing industry.

This program offers practical technical training in the repair and troubleshooting of all major appliances. 

Prepare to become professionally licensed to practice therapeutic massage for health maintenance, assessment, and rehabilitation of body tissues and systems.

Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer science technologies that can be applied in a wide variety of industries.Technicians work in mechanical, electrical, automation, robotics and aerospace fields. This program will train students for high-wage, in-demand jobs at companies like Boeing, Amazon, and Starbucks.

 

Medical assistants work in the frontlines of medical care, helping physicians and specialists with medical procedures and administrative duties. 

The Phlebotomy Technician program prepares students to work in medical offices, clinics, labs and other health care settings.

Develop skills and knowledge to transform descriptions of diseases, injuries, conditions, and procedures into numerical designations in clinics, insurance companies, and other medical settings.

The Nursing Assistant program prepares students to earn their certification and work in a healthcare setting. It is also the first rung of the career ladder for students to become Licensed Practical or Registered Nurses.

Students prepare for entry-level careers in the office occupations.

This program is not currently enrolling new students. 

This program provides entry level training leading to a certificate as an ophthalmic assistant. 

​Students develop skills in all areas of pharmacy practice such as computer order entry, pharmaceutical calculations, record keeping, mixing intravenous solutions, and compounding of products to be dispensed. 

Students have the opportunity to learn baking basics, as well as the science of baking in a well-equipped kitchen setting.

This program prepares students to work in property maintenance for apartments and other multi-family housing.

Admission for our program is highly competitive, and we use a selective admission process.

The Revenue Management Specialist program prepares students to support doctors and other healthcare professionals with much of the administrative tasks in their clinics, offices, insurance companies and other settings.

Surgery is complex and delicate work, done by a team of highly trained experts. Surgical specialists are a key part of that team, helping with important tasks such as tracking supplies and surgical equipment, preparing the operating room, an assisting doctors and nurses during procedures.

Veterinary assistants work in animal clinics, hospitals, zoos, shelters and on the field to take care of animals, under the supervision of a veterinarian or other specialists.

This program is designed to prepare welders for job entry in most phases of the welding industry.