Oct 21, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

Statements & Disclaimers


Diversity Statement 

Renton Technical College is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all are celebrated and welcome and to nurturing an equitable academic and work environment that promotes fairness and removes systemic and institutional barriers. We respect and value humanity and the diversity of people, perspectives, and ideas.

FERPA Statement

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They are: 

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records. 
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s educational records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights. 
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. 
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Renton Technical College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. 
  • The right to obtain a copy of Renton Technical College’s student records policy. The policy is available in the Registrar’s Office, Robert C. Roberts Campus Center (Building I). 

For information regarding the Student Records Policy, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (425) 235-2352, ext. 5537. 

Non-Discrimination Statement 

Renton Technical College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veterans or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Washington State Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 49.60 RCW and their implementing regulations. 

The following college official has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: 

  • Lesley Hogan, Title IX Coordinator and Vice President of Human Resources
  • Office: Human Resources, J Building, Room 202 
  • Address: 3000 NE 4th Street Renton, WA 98056 
  • Phone: (425) 235-7873
  • Email: lhogan@rtc.edu or titleix@rtc.edu
  • Website: Title IX

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Student Rights & Responsibilities Webpage 

Statement of Student Rights

As members of the academic community, students are encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in an independent search for truth. Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. The freedom to learn depends upon appropriate opportunities and conditions in the classroom, on the campus, and in the larger community. Students should exercise their freedom with responsibility. The responsibility to secure and to respect general conditions conducive to the freedom to learn is shared by all members of the college community.

The following enumerated rights, academic freedom and due process, are guaranteed to each student within the limitations of statutory law and college policy which are deemed necessary to achieve the educational goals of the college.

Statement of Student Responsibilities

The college may impose disciplinary sanctions against a student who commits, or aids, abets, incites, encourages or assists another person to commit, an act(s) of misconduct, which include, but are not limited to the following prohibited conduct as outlined in the Student Handbook

Student Code of Conduct & Hearing Procedures

Limitation of Liability 

The college’s total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits. 

Publication Disclaimer

Renton Technical College has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information throughout this Catalog. Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, this catalog shall not be construed to be an irrevocable contract between the student and Renton Technical College. The College reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses and fees listed in the Catalog at any time. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but the College assumes no responsibility for giving any particular notice of any such changes. Changes may apply not only to prospective students, but also to those who are currently enrolled. We encourage readers to contact the appropriate office at RTC to obtain current information. Be advised that professional or technical program offerings and course requirements listed in this Catalog may be altered by the College to reflect the needs of industry, student interests and availability of resources.