Renton Technical College

Renton Technical College

Renton Technical College or RTC was established in 1942, as a war production school. The college was known to provide customized pre-employment training and job upgrading-retraining programs throughout the duration of World War II.

Renton Technical College awards degrees in more than 35 preparatory programs, apprenticeship and various occupational degree programs. It also provides certificates in over 80 programs. The college enrolls more than 15,000 students every term.

The RTC campus consists of more than 8 buildings, spread across an area of 400,000 square feet. It has also acquired numerous off-campus facilities through which it provides training in the growing industries of health, service and information technology.

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Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth St
Renton , WA 98056-4195
General Phone: (425) 235-2352

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Renton Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology207dental assistant, medical coding, medical assistant, medical lab assistant, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, surgical tech, phlebotomy, optometric tech ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine179registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair99electrical installation and repair, industrial electronics tech, appliance repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, musical instrument repair, precision systems maintenance, autobody repair, automobile mechanics ...
Computer Science and Engineering80data processing tech, computer networking
Cooking and Culinary Arts75pastry, chef training, personal and culinary services
Engineering Technician54environmental engineering tech, manufacturing tech, surveying tech, drafting
Medical Administration46medical receptionist, medical secretary, health and medical administrative
Business and Management33accounting technology, banking, business and related services
Office and Administration31office management, administrative assistant, receptionist, office data entry
Education and Teaching28early childhood education, teacher aide
Therapy and Counseling26massage therapy
Production Trades21machinist, welding
Construction Trades19property management, construction trades
Security and Law Enforcement12security and protective services
Law5legal secretary
Beauty and Cosmetology4cosmetology

Number of programs and degrees for Renton Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years31921
Associate's degree14724
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years729
Award of less than 1 academic year38121

Renton Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Renton Technical College had a total enrollment of 4,915 students (2,146 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 41%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 11%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 35%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 7%
20-21 8%
22-24 13%
25-29 19%
30-34 11%
35-39 10%
40-49 16%
50-64 10%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown1%

Renton Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 29 %

Renton Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Renton, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Renton Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,140
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,140
Books and supplies $ 1,032

Financial Aid:
Renton Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1043400)

Renton Technical College Faculty

Renton Technical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year44$58,64025$59,295
All faculty totalacademic year44$58,64025$59,295

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Renton Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Construction Trades, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Personal and Culinary Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Mechanics And Repair
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair
Precision Systems Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Reception/Receptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Optometric Technician/Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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What Sets Renton Technical College Apart:

Number of degree programs
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Top 6%Renton Technical College Number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
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Top 9%Renton Technical College % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Renton Technical College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Renton Technical College % of degrees in medical administration
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 15%Renton Technical College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Male % of student body
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Top 15%Renton Technical College Male % of student body
Number of students
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Top 16%Renton Technical College Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 16%Renton Technical College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Minority % of student body
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Top 18%Renton Technical College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
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Top 18%Renton Technical College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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