Aug 14, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

Student Services & Resources



All-Gender Bathrooms

LGBTQ Resources Webpage

RTC transgender students, faculty, and staff have the right to use bathrooms that best match their gender identity. In an effort to make our campus safer for transgender people, there are single-occupant All Gender Bathrooms across campus. If you need help locating a bathroom, please ask in the Student Leadership office (J-216).

Bookstore

RTC Bookstore Website

The RTC Bookstore provides all required textbooks and course materials for your classes, as well as reference books, supplies, electronics, clothing, and gifts. You may also make purchases online via the RTC Bookstore website to have your order shipped to your home, or you can pickup in store at no extra cost.

Extended and Saturday hours are available for the first two weeks of Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Please call the Bookstore or visit the Bookstore website for extended, school break, and summer hours.

Contact Information:

  • Building I - Robert C. Roberts Campus Center
  • Email: rtc@bkstr.com
  • Call: (425) 235-2323

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

(Note: Bookstore hours will vary throughout the academic year).

Bus Routes

Metro buses serve the college’s main campus. For bus schedules or information on bus routes to our other sites, please call the Metro Transit Information Line (206) 553-3000 or visit the Metro King County website.

Campus Security

Campus Security Webpage

Renton Technical College is committed to providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for our campus community. 

The Renton Technical College Security Department actively patrols campus buildings and grounds and responds to calls for service. All crimes and emergencies should be reported to RTC Security and/or 911. RTC Security also provides vehicle unlock and jump-start services with a completed release of liability. 

RTC Security also coordinates emergency management and response on campus and works closely with City of Renton first responders. For daily crime log and Annual Security Report information please visit the RTC Campus Security webpage where you will also find other helpful information about parking, emergency mass notification, and campus closures. 

Contact Information:

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - midnight

(Note: Excludes campus closures or holidays)

Construction Center of Excellence

Construction Center of Excellence Website

The Construction Center of Excellence partners with stakeholders throughout Washington State to provide best-in-class resources, trainings, and information. 

Core Expectations: 

  • Economic Development Focus: Serve as partners with various state and local agencies, regional, national, and global organizations to support economic vitality and competitiveness in Washington’s driver industries
  • Industry Sector Strategy Focus: Collaboratively build, expand and leverage industry, labor and community and technical college partnerships to support and promote responsive, rigorous, and relevant workforce education and training.
  • Education, Innovation and Efficiency Focus: Leverage resources and educational partnerships to create efficiencies and support development of curriculum and innovative delivery of educational strategies to build a diverse and competitive workforce.
  • Workforce Supply/Demand Focus: Research, analyze and disseminate information related to training capacity, skill gaps, trends, and best practices within each industry sector to support a viable new and incumbent workforce.

Ten Centers across the state represent the Washington Community and Technical College system partnering with business, industry, and labor to build a competitive workforce for Washington state. Hosted at Renton Technical College, the Construction Center of Excellence serves all the Community and Technical colleges in the state that have construction programs. 

Contact Information: 

  • Address: 3407 Northeast 2nd Street, Renton, WA, 98056
  • Call: (425) 235-2352

Counseling and Advising/Student Success Center

Student Success Center Webpage

Renton Technical College offers counseling services to prospective students to assist them in selecting college offerings that fit their interests, goals and aptitudes, as well as insights on other career-related issues. 

Contact Information:

  • Building I - Robert C. Roberts Campus Center
  • Email: advising@rtc.edu
  • Call: (425) 235-5840
  • Text: (425) 448-3416

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Note: Counseling and Advising Office hours will vary during summer months).

College Technology Services (CTS)

College Technology Services Webpage

College Technology Services (CTS) provides secure, reliable, integrated, and cost-effective technology solutions that align with instructional and administrative goals while delivering excellence in customer service. 

Contact Information:

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(Note: Onsite visits by appointment only)

Disability Resource Services

Disability Resource Services Webpage

The college is dedicated to providing equal access to all college programs and activities per Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. Disability Resource Services offers accommodation services to students who are Deaf or hard of hearing, and students with disabilities or health conditions. 

Contact Information:

  • Building J, Room 218
  • Email: drs@rtc.edu 
  • Call: (425) 235-5840

Enrollment Services

Enrollment Services Webpage

Enrollment Services supports students in applying for admission, registering for classes, and transferring of credits. This office also certifies RTC credentials and produces official transcripts for students. More information can be found on the Admissions & Registration  page, or on the RTC Enrollment Services webpage.

Contact Information:

Registration & Cashier Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Note: Enrollment Services Office hours will vary during summer months).

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Webpage

The Financial Aid office assists students in applying for financial aid. Assistance through loans, grants, scholarships, and work study can help cover the costs of education. More information can be found on the Financial Aid & Assistance  page, or on the RTC Financial Aid webpage

Contact Information:

  • Building I - Robert C. Roberts Campus Center
  • Email: financialaid@rtc.edu
  • Call: (425) 235-5841
  • Text: (425) 902-5266
  • Fax: (425) 235-2434

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Food Services

Student Dining Services Webpage

Our restaurants and bakery provide a hands-on environment for training students. Food services are available when school is in session. Limited food services are available when school is not in session. A wide variety of vending machines are available in Buildings A, B, C, I, K, L and RTC Downtown for all your night and weekend food needs. 

The Culinary Arts facility is in the Robert C. Roberts Campus Center, Building I. Weekly menus are available on the RTC Student Dining Services webpage

Bakery

An assortment of freshly baked goods is prepared daily by students in the Professional Baking program and sold in the RTC Bakery. Special order cakes, pies or other breads and pastries are available, when school is in session. Minimum three (3) day notice required for special orders.

Contact Information:

  • Call: (425) 235-2352, ext. 5596

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

(Note: Open hours during summer, holidays and between quarters will vary).

C.A.F.E.

The college cafeteria features daily specials from the grill, breakfast, deli, salad bar and beverage station.

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

(Note: Open hours during summer, holidays and between quarters will vary).

Catering

Catering & Events Webpage

Let RTC make your event special, whether it’s a wedding, box lunch, sit-down meal, or special occasion at home or at work. Facilities on campus are available for rental for any size group, from small business meetings to weddings and conferences. Also available for rental are staging, draping, audiovisual and other equipment.

Contact Information:

  • Email: catering@rtc.edu
  • Call: (425) 235-2352, ext. 5730
  • Fax: (425) 235-2300 (fax)

Culinaire Room

The Culinaire Room is a sit-down restaurant featuring upscale daily menus at reasonable prices. It offers a delicious selection of Northwest, ethnic and international cuisine.

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

(Note: Open hours during summer, holidays and between quarters will vary).

Culinaire Express

Fast foods for people on the go! Quick burgers, wraps, baskets, pizza, and specials are offered daily.

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

(Note: Open hours during summer, holidays and between quarters will vary).

International Students

International Students Webpage

The college can accept students with F-1 and M-1 visas. Student must provide the required documents and the college can help issue an I-20 to international students who plan to enroll in a vocational or academic program. For requirements please visit the RTC International Student Services webpage

Contact Information:

  • Building I - Robert C. Roberts Campus Center
  • Email: advising@rtc.edu
  • Call: (425) 235-5840
  • Text: (425) 448-3416

Lactation Room

Lactation Room Webpage

Renton Technical College recognizes the breastfeeding needs of new mothers by providing a comfortable, private Lactation Room for students and employees. The Lactation Room includes a mini-refrigerator, comfortable seating and a side table, and electrical outlets for breast pumps. To schedule, call Elaine Patrick, (425) 235-2470 (Office B-127).

Contact Information:

  • Building B, Room 122
  • Call: (425) 235-2470

Learning Resource & Career Center (LRCC)

LRCC Webpage

The Learning Resource & Career Center (LRCC) offers personalized assistance and specialized tools that help students achieve their academic and career goals. The LRCC staff is committed to helping students make connections between academic experiences and career paths. Providing compassionate, comprehensive assistance to RTC students and alumni is our top priority. 

The LRCC is located in Building C, Room 102 and provides several free services to the students, staff, and alumni of RTC. Services provided include: 

  • Three types of tutoring: online eTutoring, drop-in tutoring, and program peer tutoring 
  • Career services: job search, resume, mock interview 
  • Open work space: tables, projector, whiteboards 
  • Open computer lab with free printing 
  • CHIPS: free computer help & repair 
  • Financial aid and scholarship help 
  • Student ID cards
  • Food Pantry

Contact Information:

  • Building C, Room 102 - Technology Resource Center
  • Email: LRCC@rtc.edu
  • Call: (425) 235-2352, ext. 5721

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tutoring Services Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*

(Note: Tutor availability may vary. If you want to guarantee that a tutor will be able to help, call ahead or make an appointment with the tutor).

CHIPS Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Library

Library Webpage

The RTC Library is dedicated to providing quality research and information literacy services to support student success.  

The Library is located on the second floor of the C building and provides the following for students, faculty, and staff of RTC: 

  • Research assistance: Students can book a faculty librarian to help them with their research or citations. 
  • Open computer lab with scanning and printing 
  • Study rooms 
  • Reflection space for prayer or meditation 
  • A diverse collection of print books, textbooks, eBooks, magazines, and journal articles 
  • Technology borrowing program 

Even when the library is closed, through the RTC Library webpage students have access to more than 40,000 online books, 10,000 magazines and journals, and 24 hours a day 7 days a week, online chat consultation with a live librarian. 

Contact Information:

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(Note: During COVID-19, the physical library will be closed until further notice. The Library will be providing assistance online, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. To get help, please contact us at librarian@rtc.edu or text us at (425) 336-2764).

Parking

Parking Information Webpage

Parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the calendar year. RTC students, employees and visitors are required to obtain parking permits for their vehicles. Parking permits are free of charge.

  • Student parking permits are available at the Registration Office, Building I.
  • Employee parking permits can be obtained from Campus Security.
For more information on parking rules and fees, visit the Parking Information webpage.

Student Leadership

Student Leadership Webpage

Student Leadership facilitates leadership development, provides opportunities for student involvement and supports student learning, creating connections for student success. Diverse activities and programs are supported in a nurturing learning environment. Student Leadership teams include the RTC Associated Student Government, Events & Activities Board, Student Ambassadors and diverse student organizations and clubs. The Student Leadership Office is located in J-216. 

Contact Information:

  • Michelle Iko
  • Student Leadership Program Manager
  • Email: miko@rtc.edu
  • Call: (425) 235-2352, ext. 7785

Testing Services

Testing Services Webpage

The Testing Services and Center at Renton Technical College engages a diverse student population through educational opportunities for career readiness and advancement by providing a professional and quality testing services to our students, faculty, staff, community, and businesses. We provide a comfortable testing environment aligned with our commitment to Guided Pathways for your educational and career needs. All examinations administered required a valid state or government photo identification and a proof receipt of payment and for some exams a Renton Technical College student identification. Lockers are provided to store your personal and electronic belongings. No food or drinks are allowed in the testing center. Please note that children are not permitted in the Testing Center.

Testing Services and Center include: 

  • ASE: The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence 
  • ATI-TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills 
  • CLEP: College Level Examination 
  • Certiport Exams: ACA, IC-3, MOS, and MTA 
  • Direct Self English Placement 
  • GED: General Education Development 
  • New Generation Accuplacer Exams 
  • Pearson Vue 
  • Proctoring Services for non-RTC students 
  • Prometric 
  • ProV: Government, Construction, Occupational, Professional and Regulatory Compliance Certifications 

The Testing Services and Center is supportive of test takers that require test accommodations who demonstrate a documented need in partnership with Renton Technical College Disability Resource Services. For more information, visit the Disability Resource Services webpage.

To obtain a Renton Technical College student identification number please visit: Apply to RTC 

Payments can be made at the Cashiering office in Building I. 

Contact Information:

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.