Apr 24, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
College Catalog 2023-2024

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 pick up in store at no extra cost.

Please call the Bookstore or visit the Bookstore website for store hours.

Contact Information:

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

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday (REMOTE ONLY), 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Note: Bookstore hours may 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 King County Metro Website

Campus Security

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

The Renton Technical College Security Department actively patrols campus buildings and grounds in addition to responding 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  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 Washington State Construction Center of Excellence (CCoE) is a state-wide resource hub for the workforce, education and training providers, job seekers, and employers in the construction industry. The Center provides access to agencies, training programs, career exploration opportunities, safety protocols, and general information about the industry. CCoE belongs to a system of twelve Centers across the state that work together to sustain a highly skilled and competitive workforce and support the state’s economic development.  

We strive to eliminate any barriers to entering the construction industry, while creating space for the rising generations to dream big and pursue career options that speak to their abilities. Hosted at Renton Technical College, CCoE serves all Community and Technical colleges in the state that offer programs in the field of Construction. We convene partnerships among business, industry, labor, government, and education for the purpose of enhancing economic and workforce development initiatives to meet the current and future needs of the construction industry.

By connecting educators at every level (K-12, college, apprenticeship) and incumbent workers with industry-focused partners and subject matter experts, our current and future workforce will be ready to exceed construction industry needs. The Construction Center of Excellence serves as a national model for bringing industry, labor, and education together to develop a highly skilled and diverse workforce.  Partnering with stakeholders throughout North America, we provide best-in-class resources, training, and information.

CCoE Purpose: Provide direct access to the tools, knowledge, and community needed for successful careers in the Construction industry.

CCoE Mission: Advance state-wide efforts in resolving inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) disparities throughout the construction industry by offering career planning and educational resources to all

CCoE Vision: A thriving workforce that reflects and strengthens the communities it serves.

CCoE Core Expectations: 

  • Economic Development: Partners with various state and local agencies, regional, national, and global organizations to support economic vitality and competitiveness in Washington state.
  • Industry Sector Strategy: 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: Leverage resources and educational partnerships to create efficiency and support development of curriculum and innovative delivery of educational strategies to build a diverse and competitive workforce.

Workforce Supply/Demand: 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. Hosted at Renton Technical College, the Construction Center of Excellence serves all the Community and Technical colleges in the state that have construction programs or education systems seeking to create industry-specific programs. Contact Information: 

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
  • Hours:
  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Closed to the public.

(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 with disabilities or health conditions, students who are D/deaf or hard-of-hearing, or students who are blind or low-vision.

Contact Information:

  • Jake Swanke, Director.
  • Building I, Room 205
  • Email: drs@rtc.edu , jswanke@rtc.edu
  • Call: (425) 235-6618

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, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Closed to the Public.

(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
  • Hours:
  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00p.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, 8:00 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:

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).

International Students

International Students Webpage

The college can accept students with F-1 and M-1 visas. Students 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 
  • Calculator loan
  • 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
  • UWKC Benefit Hub Coaching: connecting students to community resource assistance such as housing, transportation, health, food, scholarships and grants, etc.

Contact Information:

  • Building C, Room 102 - Technology Resource Center
  • Email: LRCC@rtc.edu
  • Call: (425) 235-2645

Hours:

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tutoring Services Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.*
  • Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm

(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:

CHIPS is available by appointment only. Please email CHIPS@student.rtc.edu.

Library

Library Webpage

The Library is committed to a culture of inclusivity, equity and advocacy by providing quality resources, spaces, staff and instruction in the pursuit of intellectual discovery, life-long learning and student success. The RTC Library provides the following to RTC students, faculty and staff: 

  • Research assistance in-person or online: Students can book a faculty librarian to help them with their research or citations.  Contact us at librarian@rtc.edu call 425-235-2331 or text us at (425) 336-2764.
  • A diverse collection of print books, textbooks, eBooks, magazines, journal articles, streaming videos, DVDs and more
  • Computers, scanning and printing
  • Small study rooms, a large silent study room, and a large collaboration room
  • Open Education Resources
  • Reflection space for prayer or meditation
  • Laptops to borrow in-house
  • 24/7 online chat consultation with a live librarian

Normal Hours:

  • Monday - Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Staff is available online only 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Whether open or closed, the RTC Library webpage gives students access to more than 40,000 online books, 10,000 magazines and journals, streaming videos and more.

The library is located on the second floor of the C building.

Contact Information:

  • Phone: 425-235-2331
  • Email: library@rtc.edu
  • Text: (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

The Office of Student Leadership and Programs is the home of the Associated Students, the representative student body always working to represent, evolve, and improve the student experience at RTC. The Associated Student Senate, led by the Executive Board, reviews and passes legislation, disperses funds for activities and events, and approves new student organizations to join the Associated Students. Working within the Associated Students as a student staff member opens a wide array of opportunities for self-improvement, skill building, and leadership development; while centering the activities and events on campus around student’s needs and perspectives. The Office of Student Leadership and Programs is located in J-216 and is the home of:

  • The Associated Student Government
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • New Student Orientation
  • The Student Ambassador Team
  • On Campus Posting
  • Leadership Programming
  • And More!

Contact Information:

  • Walter Lutsch
  • Director, Student Leadership
  • Email: jlutsch@rtc.edu
  • Call: (425) 235-6985

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.

The Testing Services and Center offers the following:

  • 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 
  • Directed Self Placement (DSP) for English and math
  • 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 accommodation 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:

  • Call: (425) 235-6689Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., by appointment only and remote options available
  • ​Friday: By appointment only