Summer/Fall - Career/Academic Development Programs

Career/Academic Development Programs | College and Career Pathways | Continuing Education | General Education | REPA | Registration

Class times listed below are general class times for each program. Individual class times may vary. General Education classes may run outside of the times listed below. Practicum/Co-op/Internship/Clinical times and locations are arranged. For more specific information, please contact an entry advisor or your instructor.

Two female nursing students in uniform walking side by side with Omar in electric wheelchair in the background about to exit the LRCC; superimposed over the image: Summer & Fall 2019 Class Schedule

Accounting Clerk


Accounting is the "language of business." This program provides basic fundamental skills in accounting theory and procedures, and basic computer training in word processing, database, electronic spreadsheets and general ledger. Upon completion of this program the student will have the fundamental skills for entry into the job market and will also have the foundation for additional accounting training.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 09:15AM-2:00PM MTWTh H307 NEWCOME J

Accounting Paraprofessional


This program builds upon the fundamental skills learned in the Accounting Clerk program. This program provides additional training in specialized areas including small business accounting, income tax preparation, partnership and corporation accounting, financial applications, and also provides an introduction to business law as it relates to the business environment.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/7 8:00AM-2:30PM MTWTh H307 NEWCOME J

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 9:15AM-2:00PM MTWTh H307 NEWCOME J

Accounting Specialist


This program builds upon the fundamental skills learned in the Accounting Paraprofessional program. This program provides additional training in specialized areas including managerial/cost accounting, governmental and non-profit accounting, federal and state business taxes, and additional studies of business law. Students enrolled in the Accounting Specialist program earn an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/7 8:00AM-2:30PM MTWTh H307 NEWCOME J

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 9:15AM-2:00PM MTWTh H307 NEWCOME J

Aerospace and Industrial Production Technologies


This program prepares students or incumbent workers for careers in production and fabrication in lean industrial and technologically advanced environments, with a focus on aerospace tooling and assembly. Students will learn proper fabrication techniques as well as material handling and trade specific machine and hand tool use. This course includes the evaluation of student comprehension in lecture, fabrication techniques and specialized equipment use from one lesson to the next. Students will learn to read and interpret engineering drawings to fabricate various parts or tools. Self-inspection and quality assurance standards are contextualized throughout the program, insuring critical thinking and just-in-time evaluative practices. Tooling Fabrication techniques and precision measurement are followed by applied training in advanced metrology, aircraft assemblies drilling and riveting structures fundamentals in numerous manufacturing environments. *Additional Program Fee: $10/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-3:00PM DAILY F107/A26 PHILLIPS-MCLELLAN V

Anesthesia Technologist


This program provides entry level training leading to an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree (AAS-T). Curriculum is based on the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) standards and guidelines. Course work includes the following: medical terminology, pharmacology, EKG analysis, anesthesia equipment principles and applications, and general medical knowledge. Included in the program are intensive clinical experiences in local area hospitals.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/23 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B204 STAFF

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B204 STAFF

Autobody Repair and Refinishing


This program prepares students for entrance into the automotive collision repair industry. All courses are taught in accordance with recommended industry procedures and standards set forth by industry recognized organizations such as the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (ICAR). The program courses are divided into five main areas of study: Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair, Mechanical and Electrical Components, Plastics and Adhesives, and Painting and Refinishing. All shop training is performed using state-of-the-art tools and equipment within one of the most modern facilities in the nation. Emphasis is placed on safety and professionalism. *Additional Program Fee: $15/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/23 7:00AM-1:30PM DAILY K103 ERVIN S

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 7:00AM-1:30PM DAILY K103 ERVIN S

Automotive Technology


The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician program is the entry point for both Automotive Technology programs. Students receive three quarters of NATEF/ASE training in a hands-on, live-work environment. Successful students should be able to pass ASE Certification exams in Maintenance and Light Repair, Brakes, Steering & Suspension, and Heating and Air Conditioning. Successful students may choose to advance to the Automotive Technology program for more advanced training in vehicle power trains and electronics. In the Automotive Technology Certificate of Completion program, students are prepared for the challenges of working on today's sophisticated and complex automobiles. Students learn all aspects of automotive repair and are provided with hands-on training in real-world shop environments using modern state of the art technologically advanced equipment and facilities. Students graduate with an ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certificate. Students are provided the opportunity for ASE certification in Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Drive Train, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Performance, and Advanced Engine Diagnostics. By combining mechanical, electronic, math, communication and problem-solving skills with hands-on training, students develop a solid foundation to ensure their success in the automotive field. The Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program is an option in which students receive training in all eight NATEF/ASE automotive repair areas (Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train, Automatic Transmission, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Engine Performance). Students gain real work experience in the automotive shop environment and develop the competencies of a professional automotive technician. *Additional Program Fee: $15/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 7:00AM-1:30PM/ARR DAILY/ARR K111/ARR FOBES M/HOAGLIN R/TAKATA W

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 7:00AM-1:30PM DAILY K111 FOBES M/HOAGLIN R/TAKATA W

Automotive, Ford ASSET


Ford ASSET is a joint effort of Ford Motor Company, Renton Technical College, and a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln dealership. The ASSET program utilizes specific periods (approximately nine weeks) of classroom/lab instruction alternating with specific periods of full-time work experience at a Ford or Lincoln dealership. Technical training on Ford automotive products is provided in all Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) repair areas plus specific Ford Motor Company Service Technician Specialty Training certification courses and covers the latest development of Ford technology including: engines, fuel management, electronics, transmission/ transaxles, brake systems, and air conditioning. The program applies, in a real work setting, what a student learns during the previous instructional session. The student becomes familiar with the dealership environment and the organizational structure while developing competencies that are expected of a professional automotive technician. *Additional Program Fee: $15/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 7:00AM-1:30PM/ARR DAILY/ARR K121/ARR SPANIEL T/THOMPSON B

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 7:00AM-1:30PM DAILY K121 SPANIEL T/THOMPSON B

Band Instrument Repair


This program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in the band instrument repair and service trade. Students receive instruction in repair, maintenance, and adjustment of instruments belonging to the woodwind, brass, and percussion families. Special emphasis is placed on those skills, which make students employable in repair of these instruments. Related instruction is provided in safety, employment skills, and environmental concerns. *Additional Program Fee: $20/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 7:00AM-1:30PM DAILY J222 GANSKA J

BAS - Application Development


The BAS in Application Development degree will prepare graduates for employment in the field of information technology. Application Development is a high demand occupation that encompasses various aspects of data analysis, application and software development, programming, and project management. Students with technical associate degrees in information technology, database management, programming, and related areas will be good candidates for our BAS in Application Development program. Graduates of this program can expect to find work as software developers (applications and systems software), computer systems analysts, web developers and programmers, and database administrators to name a few. In some instances, students may work as IT project managers. In addition to a strong technical foundation, graduates will have received instruction in general education topics in science, communications, and quantitative reasoning; and have gained extensive experience working in teams, creating and conducting presentations, and authoring documentation for software development. The skills obtained by graduates of this degree program are transferrable to numerous information technology and computer systems positions across multiple industries, including corporations, nonprofit organizations, IT companies, and medical and research institutions. *Additional Program Fee: $25 per course.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 6:30PM-9:00PM TTh J108/J111 STAFF

BAS - Computer Network Architecture


The BAS in Computer Network Architecture degree will prepare graduates for employment in the field of information technology. Computer Network Architecture is a high demand occupation that encompasses various aspects of computer hardware and software architecture and systems administration. Students with technical associate degrees in Network and System Administration, Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Information Technology, Cyber Security and other related areas will be good candidates for our BAS in Computer Network Architecture program. Graduates will receive a deep technical foundation 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. In addition to a strong technical foundation, graduates will receive instruction in general education topics in science, communications, and quantitative reasoning; and will gain extensive experience working in teams, making presentations, and participating in on-the-job training. The degree will prepare a graduate to work as computer network architects, engineers and network managers, in a wide range of organizations and industries including corporations, nonprofit organizations, IT companies, and medical and research institutions. *Additional Program Fee: $25 per course.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 6:30PM-9:00PM TTh J104/J107 RUBIN Z/STAFF

Central Service Technician


This program is designed to provide the training and the clinical experience required to prepare you for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification. It can also be your first step towards a career in the healthcare field. Students gain knowledge of National and International standards for decontamination and sterilization. Students study the principles of microbiology with emphasis on decontamination, disinfection and sterilization, with an overview of medical terminology, fundamentals of human anatomy, proper care and handling of surgical instrumentation, basic surgical instrument identification, inventory control, distribution, purchasing, and healthcare trends. An internship at a local hospital is included in the program.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-9/13 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY J203 KNOX A

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY J203 KNOX A

Commercial Building Engineering


This program is designed so students can enroll for mornings, afternoons, or evenings to better fit their working schedule. Instruction areas include refrigeration and building systems, boiler operations, and hazardous waste management. Students learn to regulate and maintain heating, cooling, and ventilation systems for commercial buildings. An emphasis is placed on practical experience and hands-on training whenever possible. This program is a recognized "School of Technology" by the cities of Seattle and Tacoma advisory boards. This program offers a Commercial Building Engineering Certificate of Completion and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Commercial Building Engineering.

Summer

Section Date Time Days Room Instructor
Morning Program 7/1-8/8 8:00AM-11:15AM MTWTh AUB HUDSON E
Afternoon Program 7/1-8/8 12:00PM-3:15PM MTWTh AUB HUDSON E
Evening Program 7/1-8/8 5:15PM-8:30PM MTWTh AUB STAFF

Fall

Section Date Time Days Room Instructor
Morning Program 9/23-12/12 8:00AM-11:30AM MTWTh AUB HUDSON E
Afternoon Program 9/23-12/12 12:30PM-4:00PM MTWTh AUB HUDSON E
Evening Program 9/23-12/12 5:30PM-8:30PM MTWTh AUB STAFF

Commercial Refrigeration Technology


This training program for Refrigeration Technicians enables students to develop the skills necessary to work as commercial service technicians on refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems. Emphasis is placed on developing a thorough understanding of electrical and refrigeration theory through classroom and online experiences and practical application. Service, repair, and troubleshooting techniques are taught on late model equipment in a fully equipped training facility. Students are taught how to safely handle, store, and dispose of refrigerants according to EPA requirements, related to diagnostic, service, and repair procedures. Technical proficiency and competency are developed by using test and service equipment to improve diagnostic and repair techniques. This program is approved as an electrical specialty training school by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Electrical Section. This program is accredited by the Professional Service Association, a national appliance industry organization. *Additional Program Fee: $10/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/5-8/8 7:30AM-2:00PM DAILY E405/E401A VIKHNOVSKIY O

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 7:30AM-3:00PM DAILY E405/E401A VIKHNOVSKIY O

Computer Network Technology


The Computer Network Technology program is designed for entry-level students to develop skills needed to gain employment as computer network installation, configuration, and support technicians. Students receive training in basic electronic theory and progress through classes in maintenance and repair of Microsoft Windows and Linux Operating system environments. Students are prepared for industry certifications, including CompTIA A+, Security+, Linux+, and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). Both server and workstation configurations are taught in this 5-quarter program. *Additional Program Fee: $25 per course.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/16 9:00AM-1:00PM MTWTh J102/J104/J105 DAY C/PARTAIN W/SANDERSON B

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY J102/J104/J105/J107 DAY C/PARTAIN W/SANDERSON B

Computer Science


Students prepare for entry in various careers in the Information Technology industry that require a solid foundation in computer programming. Students design, develop and test client-server applications, practice more advanced database tasks, and bring their learning together in a capstone project or internship at the conclusion of the program. Reinforcement of theory is achieved through lab projects and close instructor contact. General education classes needed for the degree are offered both in person and online. *Additional Program Fee: $25 per course. Summer schedule is optional for students who wish to complete program early (for students who started in Winter 2018).

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/23 ARR ARR ARR ZERROUKI L

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-12:20PM/ARR MTWTh/ARR J106/J109/J111/ONLINE GILL D/JANG K/ZERROUKI L

Construction Management


Prepare for careers in construction management as a project manager, project engineer, superintendent, estimator, safety officer, and other administrators. Students learn estimating, scheduling, project management, human resources management, and other skills that are critical in the construction management field. Students can enroll on a part-time or full-time basis, and can earn a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. *Additional Program Fee: $5/credit, max 15 credits per quarter. Please check with registration or the instructor on specific classes and times.

Contemporary Business Administration


Learn skills to start and run a small business or manage someone else's with skills in management, accounting, marketing, human relations and other skills.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/23 6:00PM-8:00PM MTWTh H309 MCKINNON S
7/1-8/7 8:00AM-2:30PM MTWTh H307 NEWCOME J

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 6:30PM-9:00PM MTWTh H309 MCKINNON S

Culinary Arts


The Culinary Arts certificate program is accredited with the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). It is designed to train students for work in the hospitality industry. All phases of basic fundamental cookery are addressed in a concise curriculum within a well-equipped industry kitchen and professional classroom. Emphasis is on the development of skills and techniques necessary for advancement within the industry. This program offers both lecture-based and lab-based courses. Beginning courses include fundamentals of knife skills, culinary safety/sanitation and introduction to the industry. In addition, the advanced lab-based courses include various cooking methodologies, garde manger techniques, advanced techniques, internship and more. Upon completion of Renton Technical College's Culinary Arts program graduates who have received an AAS or AAS-T degree and are current American Culinary Federation members have the opportunity to be certified as a "Certified Culinarian" by the ACFEF. *Supply Fee: $5/credit, max 15 credits per quarter. Meal Fee: $17.28/credit.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 7:00AM-1:30PM DAILY I107 STAFF

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 7:00AM-1:30PM DAILY I107 PARKER T/STAFF

Dental Assistant


The Dental Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a division of the American Dental Association. Students prepare for employment as Certified Dental Assistants (CDA). CDA's will work in dental offices performing such tasks as four-handed dentistry, bookkeeping, x-rays, and expanded functions. The program includes lectures, demonstrations, small and large group discussions, and practicum. *Additional Program Fee: $20/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-9/20 8:00AM-3:00PM DAILY B110 BAY A/BERRYSMITH C

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-11/1 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B110 BAY A/BERRYSMITH C

Early Childhood Careers


The Early Childhood Careers program prepares students for the care and early education of young children. Through classroom instruction and practical experience, this program builds the foundation for teaching and working effectively with children birth to age eight. Students gain skills necessary for designing curriculum, creating positive learning environments, and providing developmentally appropriate activities while taking into consideration culturally relevant and anti-bias practices. Students are required to complete an internship at a childcare center or in early childhood facilities where students may be currently employed. This program meets the Washington State Licensing Requirements. Classroom instruction is scheduled from 11:30AM-3:00PM daily, with practicum hours 8:30AM-11:00AM daily. If currently working in the Early Childhood field, work time may be applied to practicum requirements. Please call (425) 235-2202 for information.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/23 ARR ARR ONLINE FAVRE B/INGE H

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:30AM-3:00PM/ARR DAILY/ARR N203/ONLINE FAVRE B/INGE H/STENSLIE K

Early Childhood Courses Online


These Early Childhood Careers courses cover the same content as the daytime program; preparing students for work in the early childhood field. This option offers students more flexibility by offering classes individually, allowing students to take as many courses as they are able in a quarter. Instructor permission is required for enrollment. Online students can log on to Canvas at: RTC.edu/canvas. Students must have intermediate computer skills and Internet access 5-7 days per week with current e-mail. Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Suite is required. Call (425) 235-2202 to schedule an interview and obtain instructor permission to register. Face to Face orientation is required. Proctored Finals Date TBD.

Summer

Course Identifier Item # Credits Room Date Time Instructor
Introduction to Early Childhood ECED& 105 Y212 5 ONLINE 7/1-8/23 ARR FAVRE B
Health, Safety and Nutrition ECED& 107 Y232 5 ONLINE 7/1-8/23 ARR FAVRE B
Practicum I ECED& 120 W253 2 ONLINE 7/1-8/8 ARR INGE H
Practicum II ECC 192 W229 4 ONLINE 7/1-8/8 ARR INGE H
Practicum III ECC 193 W231 4 ONLINE 7/1-8/8 ARR INGE H
Practicum IV ECC 290 W286 5 ONLINE 7/1-8/8 ARR INGE H

Electrical Plant Maintenance


BASIC ELECTRICITY (PLANT & MACHINE MAINTENANCE - ELECTRICAL I)

Designed for plant and machine maintenance trainees. Basic electricity course covers the essential topics in AC circuits with emphasis on applications and troubleshooting. Instruction includes circuit and electrical theory. We will also have hands on labs. Ladder and control circuits are also taught. Textbook, digital volt meter and calculator are required.

Fall

Identifier Item # Credits Room Date Time Days Instructor
ELECS 115 Q401 7 E405 09/23/19-12/11/19
No class on 10/23
06:00PM-10:00PM MW MEAKIN A

PLANT & MACHINE MAINTENANCE - ELECTRICAL II

This theoretical course is designed for plant and machine maintenance trainees. Basic theory and application areas include continuation of theory on DC and AC circuits and introduction to complex AC circuits. Other areas covered are basic laws and formulae, resistive, inductive, and capacitive loads and calculations, power and power factor, self and mutual inductance, transformers, batteries, AC and DC generator/alternators, AC and DC motors, control circuits, test instruments, circuit diagrams, pilot devices, single and three phase circuits, maintenance issues, and safety. Prerequisite(s): Plant & Machine Maintenance-Electrical I or instructor approval. Textbook is required.

Fall

Identifier Item # Credits Room Date Time Days Instructor
ELECS 116 Q402 7 E405 09/24/19-12/12/19
No class on 11/28
06:00PM-10:00PM TTh MEAKIN A

PLANT & MACHINE MAINTENANCE - ELECTRICAL III

This theoretical course is designed for plant and machine maintenance trainees. Basic theory areas include DC and AC solid state motor controls and static input/output devices and closed loop regulation concepts. Other areas covered include test equipment for advanced trouble shooting, circuit analysis, schematic analysis and basic introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers and their application to motor control. Textbook and calculator are required. This course is pending approval by the Department of Labor and Industries Electrical Section to offer hours of continuing education for electricians (Industry Related). Prerequisite(s): Electrical II or instructor approval.

Fall

Identifier Item # Credits Room Date Time Days Instructor
ELECS 117 Q403 6 E405 09/28/19-12/07/19
No class on 11/9 and 11/30
07:30AM-02:00PM Sa WALKER D

PLANT & MACHINE MAINTENANCE - ELECTRICAL IV

This course builds on and applies theories first introduced in electrical courses I, II and III. The course includes theory and hands-on labs with major emphasis on troubleshooting. The use of advanced digital multimeter techniques are highlighted. Prerequisite(s): Electrical III or instructor approval.

Fall

Identifier Item # Credits Room Date Time Days Instructor
ELECS 118 Q404 6 E405 09/28/19-12/07/19
No class on 11/9 and 11/30
07:30AM-02:00PM Sa WALKER D

BASIC HVAC AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

Students learn the theory of mechanical refrigeration and its various applications. Course work helps prepare students for the City of Seattle Refrigeration Operator's License. It is suggested students also take ELECS 234. Textbook is required.

Fall

Identifier Item # Credits Room Date Time Days Instructor
ELECS 232 Q412 4 E415 09/28/19-12/07/19
No class on 11/9 and 11/30
08:00AM-12:00PM Sa AL-KINANI H

BASIC HVAC & REFRIGERATION ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS

Students learn electrical components and wiring layouts commonly found in HVAC and refrigeration systems, and a practical foundation in electrical theory to aid in troubleshooting and diagnosis. Textbook is required. This course is approved by the Department of Labor and Industries' Electrical Section to satisfy 12 hours of continuing education for electricians (Industry Related) and 16 hours of basic classroom training for trainee card holders. It is suggested students also take ELECS 232.

Fall

Identifier Item # Credits Room Date Time Days Instructor
ELECS 234 Q411 4 E415 09/28/19-12/07/19
No class on 11/9 and 11/30
12:30PM-04:30PM Sa AL-KINANI H

Engineering Design Technology


This program is designed to provide entry-level skills for students seeking employment in the drafting profession as a mechanical or architectural drafter. Students receive substantial training in mechanical drafting and industrial practices using both manual (board) and CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) techniques. Application of ANSI, ISO, and AIA standards is presented, with emphasis on standards used in the aircraft and aerospace industries. Advanced instruction in mechanical drafting, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and flat pattern development is provided in the latter part of the program. Students become familiar with electronic schematics, document control procedures, and pictorial drawing. Related instruction in mathematics, oral and written communications, human relations/business leadership and employment skills, and basic computer and word processing applications are also provided. Ample time is devoted to hands-on instruction throughout the program.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 8:00AM-2:20PM DAILY J303/J304 BIELL M/HORTMAN M

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:20PM DAILY J303/J304 BIELL M/HORTMAN M

Health Care Navigator


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. Communication strategies such as patient/client coaching, motivational interviewing, and health literacy are covered. Diverse patient experience, decision support, and advocacy will be explored. Relevant case studies and applied learning strategies are used to build skills and knowledge.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY H207/H208 MAHER D/MAY-FARLEY S

IT Fundamentals


This is a three-quarter certificate option that introduces students to fundamental concepts in information technology (IT): computer programming, hardware and networking, basic web design, and relational databases. Students may choose to continue in the Computer Science AAS or AAS-T options. Graduates of the IT Fundamentals certificate program are qualified for entry-level jobs in website development, database management, and IT help desk support. *Additional Program Fee: $25 per course.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-12:20PM DAILY J105/J106/J109/J111 GILL D/JANG K/PARTAIN W/ZERROUKI L

Legal Assistant


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. *Additional Program Fee: $5/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Section Date Time Days Room Instructor
Day Program 7/1-8/8 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY H203 HANSON G
Evening Program 7/1-8/8 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh H203 HAWKINS C
  7/1-8/8 9:00AM-1:00PM Sa H203 HAWKINS C

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 6:00PM-9:00PM TTh H203 HAWKINS C
9/23-12/12 9:00AM-1:00PM Sa H203 HAWKINS C

Machining Technologies


The machining programs are designed to help students acquire and develop skills necessary to work in the manufacturing industry. The programs integrate theory and practical applications in a fully equipped machine shop facility. In the six-quarter Machining Technologies program, students study machining processes and procedures, properties of metals, blueprint reading, applied math, inspection techniques, and the operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. The CNC equipment includes vertical and horizontal machining centers as well as CNC lathes. This program articulates with Tech Prep programs through the Puget Sound Dual Credit Career Consortium. *Additional Program Fee: $15/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/21 8:00AM-3:00PM DAILY F102/F104 STAFF

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-3:00PM DAILY F102/F104 KIMANI B/SCHOENMAKERS D

Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology


This program offers practical technical training in the repair and troubleshooting of all major appliances. Instruction is designed to duplicate conditions and requirements experienced by a technician working in the field. Emphasis is placed on developing a thorough understanding of electrical, mechanical, and refrigeration theory through classroom experiences and practical application. Proficiency is developed by using test equipment to improve diagnostic and repair techniques. Students are introduced to all aspects of the industry including parts procurement, work order/parts development, and industrial communications. This program is approved as an electrical specialty training school for Appliance Repair (07D) by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Electrical Section. This program is accredited by the Professional Service Association, a national appliance industry organization. *Additional Program Fee: $10/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 7:30AM-2:00PM DAILY E405/E401A VIKHNOVSKIY O

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 7:30AM-3:00PM DAILY E405/E401A VIKHNOVSKIY O

Massage Therapy Practitioner


This program, approved by the Washington State Board of Massage, prepares students to become professionally licensed to practice therapeutic massage for health maintenance, assessment, and rehabilitation of body tissues and systems. Therapeutic massage is an integral part of sports medicine, injury recovery, physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The program offers training in diverse modalities including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, hydrotherapy and hot stone massage. Student clinic and internship experience are required. Successful completion of this program prepares the students to take the MBLEX licensing exam and to meet the licensing requirements for Washington State. *Additional Program Fee: $20/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 10:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B102 SKOCZEN Z

Mechatronics


This program prepares students or incumbent workers for careers in electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, automation, and robotics maintenance in lean industrial and technologically advanced environments, with a focus on mechatronics and advanced manufacturing. Students will learn proper techniques as well as material handling and trade specific machine use. This course includes the evaluation of student comprehension in lecture, manufacturing techniques and specialized equipment use from one lesson to the next. Students will learn to read and interpret blueprints and schematic drawings to various industry parts or tools. Self-inspection and quality assurance standards are contextualized throughout the program, insuring critical thinking and just-in-time evaluative practices. Machining essentials and preventive maintenance intelligence are followed by applied training in advanced manufacturing, electrical, robotics, and mechanical and production fundamentals in numerous industrial environments. *Additional Program Fee: $10/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/22 8:00AM-3:00PM MTWTh J206/J207 KLEIN J

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-3:00PM DAILY A23/J206 KLEIN J/MULLINS K

Medical Assistant


The Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350. The program prepares students to become multi-skilled professionals who perform a variety of patient-related tasks in physician offices and other health care settings. The design of the curriculum meets the credentialing requirements for Medical Assistant-Certified as described in RCW 18.360. Students learn to set up clients for examination, draw blood for basic lab studies, administer certain medications, perform EKG's, assist with minor surgical procedures and master front office skills related to medical records and billing. A practicum experience is included. A state certification is required of all those who work in this field and is obtained after passing a required credentialing exam. The Registered Medical Assistant Exam from the American Medical Technologists is given to all students during the last quarter of the program. Students who successfully complete all the requirements of their core course will receive a Certificate of Completion. *Additional Program Fee: $20/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Section Date Time Days Room Instructor
Day Program 7/1-8/30 8:00AM-12:30PM DAILY B109/B125 HOFFMAN L/ROBINSON J
Evening Program 7/1-8/30 5:30PM-9:30PM MW B109 WILSON C
    9:00AM-12:45PM Sa B109 WILSON C

Fall

Section Date Time Days Room Instructor
Day Program 9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B109/B125 HOFFMAN L/ROBINSON J
Evening Program 9/23-12/12 5:30PM-9:30PM MWTh B109 WILSON C
    8:00AM-1:00PM Sa B109 WILSON C

Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy


This program prepares students for national certification as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist in the clinical and laboratory setting. Program content includes the history of phlebotomy, clinical laboratory setting, legal and ethical issues, infection control precaution and prevention, CPR/First Aid, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, proper body mechanics, various blood draw techniques, safety aspects of phlebotomy, complications of phlebotomy, handling of non-blood specimens and OSHA safety standards. As part of this program the student will sit for their National Certification exam, and apply for registration as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist, which is required for employment in the state of Washington. *Additional Program Fee: $20/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/30 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B206 TERRELL A

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B206 TERRELL A

Medical Coding Specialist


Develop skills and knowledge to transform descriptions of diseases, injuries, conditions, and procedures into numerical designations in clinics, insurance companies, and other medical settings. Work with doctors, managers, and other healthcare professionals to translate written terminology or descriptions into a universal, common language. Learn medical terminology, word processing, spreadsheet applications, and computerized patient accounting while using ICD-10 CM/PCS, CPT and HCPCS level II guidelines to complete the CMS-1500 claim form using patient data abstracted from the encounter form and medical record. This high-demand occupation provides many opportunities for people who like attention to detail and take pride in their work.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 8:00AM-11:30AM/ARR MTWTh/ARR H207/ONLINE MAHER D/MAY-FARLEY S

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY H207/H208 MAHER D/MAY-FARLEY S

Nursing Assistant


This program meets both Washington State and federal curriculum requirements for Nursing Assistant Certification. Once certified, graduates are eligible for employment in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, retirement/assisted living facilities, adult family homes, and in-home health care. Students gain knowledge and learn skills caring for patients of various age groups during acute and chronic stages of disease, surgery, and rehabilitation, as well as how to maintain health during the normal aging process. Included in the curriculum are patients' rights, basic bedside nursing skills, patient/personal safety, HIPAA, and HIV/AIDS education. Skills are practiced in the program laboratory. Clinical experience occurs in acute hospitals and/or skilled nursing facilities. Students must pass all coursework with a 2.0 average or better and a satisfactory completion of clinical and lab for their certificate. This program is the first phase of the career ladder option for students to become Licensed Practical or Registered Nurses. *Additional Program Fee: $20/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Section Date Time Days Room Instructor
Section 001 - Day Program 7/1-8/2 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY H105 BOWMAN B
  7-17-7/26 6:45AM-2:30PM WThF CLINICAL BOWMAN B
Section 002 - Evening Program 7/1-8/23 6:00PM-9:30PM MW H105 KAUR R
  8/3-8/18 5:45AM-2:15PM SaSu CLINICAL KAUR R

Fall

Section Date Time Days Room Instructor
Section 001 - Day Program 9/23-10/26 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY H105 BOWMAN B
  10/9-10/18 6:45AM-2:30PM WThF CLINICAL BOWMAN B
Section 002 - Evening Program 9/23-11/22 6:00PM-9:30PM MW H105 KAUR R
  10/26-11/17 5:45AM-2:15PM SaSu CLINICAL KAUR R
Section 003 - Day Program 11/4-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY H105 BOWMAN B
  11/25-12/6 6:45AM-2:30PM WThF CLINICAL BOWMAN B

Office Assistant/Receptionist


Students prepare for entry-level careers in the office occupations. In addition to keyboarding and hands-on training on computers using Microsoft Office applications, students study business math, business English, human relations and customer service, and develop general clerical skills.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/30-12/11 10:30AM-3:00PM MW H210 PHILPOTT M
  8:00AM-3:00PM T    
  8:00AM-12:30PM Th    

Ophthalmic Assistant


This program provides entry level training leading to a certificate as an Ophthalmic Assistant. Curriculum is based on the Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs standards and guidelines. This program provides entry level training as an Ophthalmic Assistant and qualifications for the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) national certification exam. Course work includes the following: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, history taking, visual and pupillary assessment, pathophysiology, lensometry, basic tonometry, instrument maintenance, medical ethics, regulatory and legal issues. Included in the program are extensive clinical experiences in ophthalmologist private clinics, teaching hospitals, and eye centers. *Additional Program Fee: $20/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 8:00AM-2:30PM/ARR MW/ARR J101/ARR BOVARD L

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY J101 BOVARD L

Pharmacy Technician


This ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) accredited program prepares students for practice as Pharmacy Technicians performing a wide variety of tasks in both retail and hospital pharmacies under the supervision of a pharmacist. 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. Special emphasis is on product knowledge and learning detailed information regarding drugs. Externship experience in retail and hospital pharmacies is included. A state license is required of all those who work in this field and is obtained after passing the required National Certification exam and applying to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 ARR ARR ARR SPENCER L

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B124 SPENCER L

Professional Baking


Students have the opportunity to learn the baking basics and the science of baking in an exciting well-equipped kitchen setting. This course is a fast paced program following the industry standards and practices of classical and contemporary baking. A variety of learning competencies and learning methods designed for our progressive program enables the program to offer highly concentrated, focused, and hands-on curriculum. Students participate in scaling and mixing, dough production, retail operations and oven work in our production kitchen. The courses reviewed include; breads, pies, pastries, cookies, doughnuts, cakes and specialty decorating. Bakery math, customer service and human relations courses will assist the student with developing a portfolio. The program supports a retail bakery offering a broad selection of baked goods, cakes and pastries finished to industry standards. If you enjoy teamwork, bakery production, timelines, and creating delicious baked goods in a commercial baking environment, this program is for you! *Additional Program Fee: $10/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 6:00AM-12:30PM DAILY I109 HOLLAND R

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 6:00AM-12:30PM DAILY I109 HOLLAND R

Property Maintenance for Multi-Family Residences


Students gain skills necessary to secure positions in property maintenance for multi-family residences. Students can enroll for the quarter to receive a certificate of completion or enroll in particular components of interest for skills upgrades. Training components include: safety and emergency procedures; painting and drywall repairs; maintaining an attractive outdoor environment; basic electrical theory, repairs and replacements; basic plumbing repairs and replacements; basic appliance repairs; customer service; First Aid; and job search skills. Students who are incumbent workers are encouraged to take optional courses in this program, and continue into the Leadership in the Trades program upon completion of this certificate.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 6:00PM-10:00PM MW A23 STAFF
  8:00AM-2:30PM Sa A23 STAFF

Registered Nurse


The Nursing Program at Renton Technical College prepares students for employment as registered nurses in a variety of health care environments in the surrounding community. Students who successfully complete the program will receive an Associate in Applied Sciences-Transfer (AAS-T) degree and be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam. The program also prepares students to transfer to an RN-BSN program after obtaining the RN license. A concept based curriculum supports students from varied backgrounds by relating new ideas to previously acquired knowledge in an engaging and supportive environment. Students are provided with many opportunities to acquire the necessary critical thinking skills for practice as Registered Nurses in the dynamic healthcare environment. Nursing students will be equipped to provide safe, comfort-oriented, culturally-sensitive nursing care that meets the highest professional standards and serves a diverse population. This includes the utilization of nursing informatics and information technology to provide optimal, evidence-based nursing care now and throughout their career. *Additional Program Fee: $50/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/23 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B118/B120 ALI Y/SHURTLEFF A

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B118/B120 STAFF

Revenue Management Specialist


This program explores the payment systems and the types of reimbursement methodologies used by the U.S. government and other key healthcare organizations. Develop skills and knowledge to transform descriptions of diseases, injuries, conditions, and procedures into numerical designations in clinics, insurance companies, and other medical settings. Apply coding guidelines for CPT®, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Level II. Develop an understanding of the various types of insurance plans and the application of payer policy, Local Coverage Determinations (LCD), and National Coverage Determinations (NCD) for successful claim submissions. Successful navigation of the varying rules and regulations applying to the healthcare industry, including HIPAA, False Claims Act, Fair Debt Collections Act, and Stark. Graduates will understand of the life cycle of a medical billing claim and how to improve the revenue cycle and proficient in effective claim follow-up, patient follow-up, and denial resolution.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 8:00AM-11:30AM/ARR MTWTh/ARR H207/ONLINE MAHER D/MAY-FARLEY S

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY H207/H208 MAHER D/MAY-FARLEY S

Surgical Technologist


The Surgical Technologist program is accredited nationally by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Association of Surgical Technologists and the American College of Surgeons. In this program, the student is trained to become an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. The student will be taught to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. The student will be trained to possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. A major portion of the course training occurs in a variety of regional healthcare facilities. *Additional Program Fee: $20/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B126/B208 GRAHAM M/SERBA A

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY B126/B208 GRAHAM M/SERBA A

Surveying, Field and Land


The Field Surveying program prepares students for work as a field surveying technician, starting with technician and advancing to crew chief. Students learn field survey techniques, calculation and office skills through extensive hands-on training using a variety of up-to-date instruments, including total stations with data collectors, hand-held calculators and computers. Group projects in the classroom and in the field develop both experience and leadership skills. Projects involve all aspects of work, from planning, measuring and presentation of results. The Land Surveying program is a follow-on to the Field Surveying program, which emphasizes professional land surveying practices to enable graduates to continue their careers toward their Professional Land Surveyor licenses. Students train on the industry's most popular software for survey reduction, coordinate geometry and drafting. This is an on-line program adaptable to on-ground instruction, with special time set aside for in person labs and on-campus proctored tests.

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-4:00PM/ARR DAILY/ARR J205/ONLINE PAQUETTE M

Veterinary Assistant


The Veterinary Assistant program prepares students to assist the veterinarian in all aspects of animal care. Veterinary Assistants provide surgical and nursing care to animals in clinics, as well as field settings. They also provide basic care, perform laboratory procedures, and assist in the veterinary clinic with other functions. Veterinary Assistants work in a variety of settings including animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, laboratories, zoos, and animal parks. The program includes classroom theory, laboratory, and internship experience in local veterinary clinics. Students receive hands-on experience with animals. Program content requires the application of basic math, technical reading, and communications skills. *Additional Program Fee: $20/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Section Date Time Days Room Instructor
Day Program 7/2-8/7 ARR ARR OFFSITE ROEDE L
  8/8 9:00AM-3:00PM Th B121 ROEDE L
Evening Program 7/2-8/7 ARR ARR OFFSITE ROEDE L
  8/8 9:00AM-3:00PM Th B121 ROEDE L

Fall

Section Date Time Days Room Instructor
Day Program 9/24-12/12 12:00PM-3:00PM TWTh B114 ROEDE L
Evening Program 9/24-12/12 5:00PM-8:00PM TWTh B114 ROEDE L

Welding


This program is designed to prepare welders for job entry in most phases of the welding industry. The certifications in this program are progressively sequenced for multiple completion points, and the student must take each certification in order, unless prior learning is deemed satisfactory. Classroom and practical experience is offered in the seven most common manual and semi-automatic welding processes; OFW (gas), SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, SAW (arc) (MIG and TIG) welding. The instruction in this program is hands on individualized as well as group lessons. Previous experience determines a student's starting point. A student's motivation and ability to move through the program competencies will determine the level of achievement in each welding process. Washington state welder certification, WABO (Washington Association of Building Officials) is available in six of the arc welding processes. This program articulates with Tech Prep programs through the Puget Sound Dual Credit Career Consortium. *Additional Program Fee: $50/credit, max 15 credits per quarter.

Summer

Date Time Days Room Instructor
7/1-8/8 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY A1 STAFF

Fall

Date Time Days Room Instructor
9/23-12/12 8:00AM-2:30PM DAILY A1/A23 GEIST R/STOKES M

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