Industrial Engineering

This program trains students to maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment for industrial environments such as bakeries, breweries, and candy companies. The program focuses on electrical skills, refrigeration, boiler operations, basic welding, brazing and pipe sweating, programmable logic controls, and mechanical maintenance. Much of the training is hands on. This program is recognized as a "School of Technology" by the cities of Seattle and Tacoma advisory boards.

Enrollment Point: Quarterly

Certificate of Completion: 
8 Quarters or 16 Quarters
128 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
10 Quarters or 18 Quarters
148 Credits
AAS - Transfer: 
Bachelor of Applied Science: 

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
Projected Growth: 
Annual Job Openings: 

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit


At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.


The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Thursday

7 a.m. - 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Rick Hudson

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Must take the Accuplacer test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

Admission Recommendations

  • Able to lift 50 lbs. occasionally, climb ladders and work in confined spaces.
  • Write, speak and understand English.
  • Mechanically inclined with good eye/hand coordination.
  • Willing to work shift work, weekends and holidays.
  • Able to perform moderately physically demanding tasks on a regular basis.

Course Information

Course # Course Title Crs
CBE 101 Fundamentals of Electricity and Lab 6
CBE 102 Advanced Electrical and Lab 5
CBE 103 National Electrical Code 4
CBE 104 Computer Fundamentals and Lab 6
CBE 105 Boiler Operators 8
CBE 106 Boiler Lab 4
CBE 107 Refrigeration and A/C Fundamentals 4
CBE 108 Refrigeration Lab 2
CBE 111 Control Fundamentals 7
CBE 112 Pneumatic Controls and Lab 6
CBE 113 Preventive Maintenance and Lab 4
CBE 115 Refrigeration and A/C System 5
CBE 116 HVAC/Plumbing Distribution 4
CBE 117 Safety and Health 2
CBE 118 Critical Systems 4
CBE 150 Hazardous Waste Management 3
CBE 170 Communications for the Stationary Engineer 4
CBE 180 Human Relations and Leadership Skills 4
CBE 190 LEED Green Building 4
CBE 210 PLC Lab 3
CBE 211 Programmable Logic Controls and Fundamentals 7
CBE 212 Advanced PLC and Lab 4
CBE 213 Motor Control Principles 3
CBE 214 Mechanical Prints and Lab 6
CBE 215 Mechanical Maintenance and Lab 5
CBE 216 Welding Fundamentals and Lab 4
CBE 217 Motor Control Lab 6
AMATH 170S Math Refresher  4
  Total 128


General Education Course Requirements for AAS Degree

Course # Course Title Crs
AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry 5
CMST& 101 Speech Communication 5
ENGL 100 Applied Composition or  
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Total 20

Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Industrial Engineering Program:

  • Apply mathematical principles to problems commonly faced by commercial building and industrial engineers
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with co-workers, supervisors, and tenants
  • Exhibit the interpersonal and human relations skills necessary to fulfill the expectations of the employer
  • Gather and use information from a variety of architectural and mechanical prints, technical manuals, codes, and manufactures specifications
  •  Maintain the integrity of building, fire and life safety systems
  •  Operate, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot building, boiler, refrigeration and electrical control systems by properly using tools and technology.


External accreditation is not applicable to this program.


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