May 11, 2021  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

Accreditation


College Accreditation

Renton Technical College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding RTC’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of RTC. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558‐4224

Renton Technical College is governed by the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC).

Selected programs of study at Renton Technical College are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.

Specialized Program Accreditation

  • The Anesthesia Technologist program is accredited by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT).
  • The Autobody Repair & Refinishing program is certified by the Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Repair (I-CAR).
  • The Automotive Technology and Automotive, Ford ASSET programs are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).
  • The Commercial Building Engineering and Industrial Engineering programs are certified as a School of Technology by the City of Seattle and the Tacoma Steam Advisory Certification Board.
  • The Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation Commission (ACFEFAC).
  • The Dental Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
  • The Massage Therapy Practitioner program is accredited by the Washington State Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).
  • The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).
  • The Nursing Assistant program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
  • The Registered Nurse program is conditionally approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
  • The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
  • The Surgical Technologist program is accredited by the Committee for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • The Veterinary Assistant Program is accredited by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).
  • The Welding program is approved by the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) as a testing center.