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of Applied Science Degree in Application Development

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RENTON, Wash. – Renton Technical College (RTC) is now offering its first Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Application Development.

The BAS in Application Development program is designed for students who have earned an information technology related associate’s degree and are looking to take the next step toward earning a bachelor’s degree. Graduates from this degree program will have a deep technical foundation in advanced computer science topics, such as: software development, enterprise application, database design, web development and systems analysis. Classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate the needs of working adults, and are delivered in a flexible, hybrid format incorporating online, classroom and lab components.

Aspen Institute Commends Renton Technical College

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Renton Technical College is deeply committed to providing higher education access and expanding job opportunities for its highly diverse student body. Located in a working-class area of southeast Seattle, Renton serves an unusually large contingent of nontraditional students – 70% are age 25 and older, compared to 40% nationally. Though most students enter with remedial needs, faculty keep students on track towards their goals through Washington State’s I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) model, in which foundational skills are embedded in professional and technical classes rather than being taught separately. Renton’s structured career pathways help students move quickly to a degree or other credential, with 79% of credentials earned at the college being vocational/technical. Renton has exemplary workforce training programs and strong partnerships with local industry, including Boeing and Ford Motor Company, and this is reflected in high job placement rates.

Public Health Day

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Renton Technical College is celebrating Public Health Day on Friday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. Allied Health programs will provide health education materials regarding prevention of disease and injury, reducing stress, and suggestions of how to live healthier lives.

Proposed Student Conduct Code and Hearing Procedures

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Over the past year, Renton Technical College has been rewriting the Student Conduct Code and Hearing Procedures.  The state community and technical colleges’ Assistant Attorney Generals have been assisting the Washington State Student Services Commission members to ensure that the codes and hearing procedures are compliant with federal law including Title IX and Violence Against Women Act.

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.