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 Renton Technical College 

Name: Renton Technical College
President: Steve Hanson
City: Renton
State: WA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1941

Governing Board Website 

Renton Technical College

Student Characteristics based on Fall 2010 IPEDS data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 3,885
Part Time: 63.3%
Full Time: 36.7%

Male: 64.1%
Female: 35.9%

African American: 10.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 11.1%
Hispanic: 7.4%
Native American: 0.8%
White: 49.5%
Other: 21.0%



Steve Hanson

Board Chair 

Kirby Unti
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“For 70 years, Renton Technical College (RTC) has proudly served the Puget Sound region by providing high-quality career training in areas such as aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, automotive, culinary and engineering. We give our students the opportunity to compete successfully in today’s job market by developing the skills employers need now."

Interesting Facts

  • Renton Technical College pioneered use of Reading Apprenticeship & IBEST to improve student completion rates. It has been recognized as an Achieving the Dream Leader College for our sustained improvements in student success.
  • RTC was the lead college in a successful $2.1-million, U.S. Department of Labor TAAACCT grant as part of the Air Washington coalition. This unique aerospace partnership provides targeted skills training to meet local job demand.
  • The college has one of six nationally recognized anesthesia technologist training programs certified by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians. 
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