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TABLE OF CONTENTS THE RTC EXPERIENCE

International Students 35

Our History 8

Career Services 35

Renton Technical College Learning Outcomes

10

Hearing Impaired Services

Enrollment & Student Composition

11

Library Resource Center 36

Non-Discrimination Statement 12

Parking Rules & Permits

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Diversity Statement 12

Parking Rules & Permits (continued)

37

Accreditation 12-14

Student Housing & Transportation

37

Transfer Opportunities 14

Student Insurance 37

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

COMPASS Placement Testing

38

Other Tests Administered in the Testing Center

39

How to apply for Financial Aid

39

Career Training Programs

Testing Services 38 17-18

Apprenticeship Programs 18 General Education 19 Continuing Education, Retraining, and Upgrading Programs

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Online 20 Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Certificate of Completion

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Certificate of Award 22 Direct Transfer Degree 22 General Educational Development (GED)

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Getting Started at RTC

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Admission/Registration Office 24 Counseling and Advising 24 Entrance Requirements 25 Pre-Registration List 25 Withdrawal 25 Tuition Payment (career training programs)

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2013-2014 Tuition & Fees

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Student Tuition Easy Payment Plan (STEPP)

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Tuition & fees per credit

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2013 - 2014 Class Fees

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Refund Policy 29 Cost of Training 29 Running Start 29 Tech Prep 30

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Bookstore 32 Cash Machine 32 Bus Routes 32 Campus Security 33 Cooperative Education 33 Counseling and Advising 33 Food Services 34 Culinaire Room 34 C.A.F.E. 34 Fast Food 34 Bakery 34 Catering 35

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Satisfactory Progress 40 Warning 40 Suspension 40 Reinstatement after Suspension

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Maximum Time Frame of Funding

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Appeals 41 Types of Aid 41 Grants 41 Work Study Programs

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Scholarships 42 Veterans Programs 43 Agency Funded Students

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Worker Retraining 43 WorkFirst 44 Financial Aid Refund and Repayment Policy

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ACADEMIC REGULATIONS Student Handbook 46 Attendance 46 Attendance Awards 46 Leave of Absence 47 Grading Policy 47 Grades 47 S/U-Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory

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Y-In Progress 48 I-InComplete 48

STUDENT SERVICES & FINANCIAL AID ADA and Amendments Accommodations

Eligibility Requirements 40

Loans 42

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N-Audit 48 R-Repeating a Course 48 V-Unofficial Withdrawal 49 W-Withdrawals 49 HW-Hardship Withdrawals 49 Grade Grievances 49 Academic Standards of Progress

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Progressive Intervention 50-51 Appeal 51 Lifting Progressive Intervention

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Credits 51 Transfer of Credits 52 Credit Assessment 52-53

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Program Completion Standards

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Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant

166

Academic Achievement 53-54

Massage Therapy Practitioner

168

Commencement 54-55

Medical Assistant 170

CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS 59 Accounting Clerk 60 Accounting Paraprofessional 62 Accounting Specialist 65 Admin Office Mgmt/Entrepreneurship and Small-Business Management

68

Administrative Office Management/ Office Management 70 Anesthesia Technician 74 Applications Developer 77 Autobody Repair & Refinishing

78

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

80

Automotive Technology 83 Automotive Technology/ITEC 84 86

Band Instrument Repair Technology

88

Band Instrument Repair wITH/Guitar Technology 90 Basic Computer Application

93

Basic Machining 94

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Medical Reimbursement Specialist

176

Nursing Assistant 178 Office Assistant/Receptionist 180 Ophthalmic Assistant 182 Pharmacy Technician 184 Phlebotomy Technician 186 Precision Machining Technologies

188

Professional Baking 190 Property Maintenance 192 Property Maintenance for Multi-Family Residence194 Refrigeration Technology

195

Registered Nurse-Associate Degree

198

Surgical Technologist 202 Robotics/Mechatronics “Certificate”

206

Software Development Certificate

207

Veterinary Assistant 208 Web Development Certificate

210

Welding 211

Computer-Aided Drafting 96

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

Central Service Technician

99

Apprenticeship Programs 217

Certified Medical Laboratory Technician

100

Advisory Council 218

Certified Office Professional–Executive Assistant 102 Certified Office Professional–Office Civil CADD 106 Commercial Building Engineer

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Computer Applications 110 Computer Applications - Accelerated

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Computer Applications-Advanced

116

Computer Network Technology

118

Computer Numerical Control

120

Computer Programming 121 Computer Science 122 Construction Management 124 Culinary Arts 128 Database/Business Intelligence Certificate

Multi-Occupational Trades Degree

222

BASIC STUDIES / GENERAL EDUCATION Basic Studies 225 Adult Basic Education 225 English as a Second language (ESL)

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General Education 228 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS General Education - Course descriptions

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Course Descriptions

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES Board of Trustees 387

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Dental Assistant 132

ADVISORY COUNCIL AND FOUNDATION

Early Childhood Education - Initial Certificate

The Renton Technical College Advisory Council 389

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Early Childhood Careers - Short Term Certificate 140

The Renton Technical College Foundation

Early Childhood Careers - State Certificate

141

Foundation Board of Directors

Early Childhood Careers - RTC Certificate

142

Appendix

Early Childhood Careers - AAS

144

Early Childhood Careers - AAST

146

Engineering Design Technology

148

Field Survey Technician 150 Guitar Repair Technology

153

Industrial Engineering 154 Kitchen Major Technology

156

Land Survey Technician 159 Laundry Major Appliance Technology

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Major Appliance & Refrigeration Technology

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Automotive, Ford ASSET

Medical Coding Specialist(Physician Based)

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This catalog is published for information purposes only. Although every effort is made to insure accuracy at the time of publication, this catalog shall not be construed to be an irrevocable contract between the student and the College. Renton Technical College reserves the right to make any changes in the content and provisions of the catalog without notice. In addition, the College reserves the right to cancel, change class fees or meeting dates/ times at any time without notice. New programs proposed are subject to final approval by appropriate agencies. The Registration Office or the Financial Aid Office can provide estimates on the cost of textbooks and personal supplies, materials, and tools.

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On behalf of the faculty, staff and Board of Trustees, I extend a warm welcome to Renton Technical College. For 70 years, our college has provided quality education in a tremendous variety of occupations. Our professional technical programs offer entry level opportunities in areas such as automotive repair, computer networking, culinary arts, welding, machining, nursing, massage therapy, apprenticeship training, and anesthesia technician program. Our outstanding Basic Studies program, with classes in adult basic education, English as a second language, and GED preparation, is available to those who need additional preparation prior to entering a training program or for ABOUT RTC | COURSE CATALOG 2013 - 2014

those who simply wish to improve their math and

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English skills. As an Achieving the Dream school, Renton Technical College is one of only six colleges in Washington State selected to participate in a nation-wide initiative focused on providing the support to help all students achieve their educational goals. Our nationally recognized expertise in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST) are two examples of the innovative instructional strategies used by our

A letter from the President

exceptional faculty to meet the individual learning styles of each and every student. Our professional counseling staff is ready to assist you in choosing the program that’s right for you. Regardless of the program you select, our goal is to provide you with the skills you need to be successful in the workplace. With one of the highest placement rates in Washington State, Renton Technical College offers the programs and the support that you need to succeed in today’s competitive workforce. Steve Hanson President, Renton Technical College

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THE COLLEGE CULTURE OUR MISSION Renton Technical College prepares a diverse student population for work, fulfilling the employment needs of individuals, business and industry.

OUR VISION Renton Technical College will be the premiere technical college in Washington State preparing students for certificates and associate and baccalaureate technical degrees.

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Renton Technical College is committed to the following values as we fulfill our mission and move towards our vision: Student-focused their success is our success Quality-without compromise Integrity-to say and do what is right Respect-for people and feelings, ideas and resources Teamwork-together, we all accomplish more service to our customers and our community

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THE RTC EXPERIENCE At

Renton

Technical

College,

your

classroom

looks just like the workplace. Your teachers are professionals in the field who stay on the cutting edge. You aren’t just learning, you’re learning by doing—and employers know that makes a difference. We are one of the top 120 community colleges in the United States because of our commitment to your success. Our classes are small enough that you’ll never be a number. Our teachers give you 110% all day, every day to make sure you’re ready to work. So whether you want to build airplanes or fix cars, heal people or write computer code, get a head start on the credits you’ll need for university or learn a new language, Renton Technical College is the right choice.

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OUR HISTORY The early years 1941 to 1971, war production school to vocational-technical institute. The later years 1971 to 2001, vocational-technical institute to renton technical college.

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HISTORY Renton Technical College was founded in December 1941 as a war production school, providing customized pre-employment training for the aerospace industry in the South Puget Sound. After the war, the College became a state-funded professional technical school, charged with assisting industry in converting to a peace-time economy. For the next two decades, the College focused on retraining classes and a small number of high quality industry training programs. In 1965, the College, at that time known as the Renton Vocational Technical Institute (RVTI), moved to our current location. The initial campus was just three buildings located on NE 4th St. n the Renton Highlands neighborhood. Until 1970, the College emphasized open-entry, openexit, and continuous competency based instruction. ABOUT RTC | COURSE CATALOG 2013 - 2014

Since 1971, the College has expanded to over nine acres of workforce training facilities. The original three buildings have been remodeled and expanded. Our newest building, the N Security was completed in 2012. In 1991, the Renton Vocational Technical Institute joined the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and was renamed “Renton Technical College”. The College was granted the authority to award two-year degrees and certificates of completion. The growth of the campus has allowed the College to expand training in the fastest growing fields in our region—healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing. The College also provides customized training and services to Puget Sound area businesses both on our campus and at business locations. Renton Technical College is proud to be one of the top 120 community colleges in the United States. It is an honor to serve the citizens of our community.

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RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE LEARNING OUTCOMES Renton Technical College faculty, staff and administration are committed to the employability of our certificate and degree graduates. We promote the knowledge, habits and skills leading to success in a diverse, technological, information driven society.

Reason

By interpreting and applying mathematical operations

Use logic and appropriate methodology to draw conclusions from available info

Use technology as a tool to obtain and organize information

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Interact

Ethically in diverse and complex situations

Communicate successfully across cultures

Value own and others’ individuality

Use honest and ethical behavior in all actions

Perform Job-specific technical skills

Demonstrate skills for entry level employment

Meet industry-specific or certification standards

Assume responsibility for assigned tasks

Think

Creatively, critically and reflectively

Apply decision making strategies

Take responsibility for own learning

Use multiple resources to gather information to solve problems

Communicate

With clarity and originality

Demonstrate speaking, listening and writing skills effectively

Analyze and respond to customer needs with sensitivity

Utilize lines of communication to convey information effectively

Notice: The statements contained in this catalog are for information purposes only and are not to be construed as replacing established college policies and procedures.

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ENROLLMENT & STUDENT COMPOSITION Renton Technical College serves students from nearly every Washington County and 43 states. The majority of our students come from the South Puget Sound region, but we have a highly diverse population with ideas and experiences from around the world. 2011 – 2012 Student Body PURPOSE OF ATTENDING 74.3% Workforce Training 17.8% Basic Skills 5.4% Transfer 2.5% Other ABOUT RTC | COURSE CATALOG 2013 - 2014

GRADUATES 1,409 Certificates and Degrees 256 (2010-2011) Apprenticeships

74.3%

PURPOSE OF ATTENDING

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General Education Dev. & High School

74.3%

Apprenticeships

74.3%

Certificates & Degrees

74.3%

Basic Skills

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Transfer

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NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT Renton Technical College is committed to non-discrimination in all of its educational and employment activities, and to provide equal access to each of its educational programs and activities, and employment opportunities. This policy shall apply to all students and applicants for admission, as well as all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; marital status; age; the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability; genetic information or whether a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Questions regarding the College affirmative action policies, harassment or discrimination should be directed to the Director of Human Resources at 425.235.7873. Accommodations for both physical and mental disabilities should be directed to Access Services at (425) 235-5840.

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DIVERSITY STATEMENT Renton Technical College seeks to create a healthy, positive, respectful environment where the many voices of our students, faculty, and staff are heard and valued. The RTC community will accomplish this through awareness and the ongoing development of the knowledge and skills necessary to learn, work, and thrive in a diverse community.

ACCREDITATION Renton Technical College is governed by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Renton Technical College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is listed in the current issue of Accredited Institutions of Higher Education. Applicable professional-technical courses offered by Renton Technical College are fully approved for benefits under the following Veterans Administration regulations: Chapter 30 (Vocational Rehabilitation), Chapter 32 (Veterans Educational Assistance Program), Chapter 35 (Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program) of Title 38, and Chapter 106 of Title 10 (Montgomery G. I. Bill), U.S. Code. The Autobody Repair & Refinishing program is certified by the Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Repair (I-CAR). Anesthesia Technician program is accredited by The American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians The Automotive, Ford ASSET program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).

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ACCREDITATION (continued) The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), The ITEC Automotive Service Technician program is approved by the Independent Technician Education Coalition and certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF). Boiler Operator Licensing 3rd and 4th is the first step in preparing individuals for a third or fourth grade license examination with the City of Seattle and the Tacoma Steam Advisory Certification Board. To qualify for license examination, eighty hours of observation time is also required. The eighty hours can be either observation on a job site or completion of Boiler Operator Lab. For up-to-minute license exam information and changes, contact the City of Seattle or the City of Tacoma.

Drafting Association). The Commercial Building and Industrial Engineering program is 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 (ACFEF). The Dental Assistant program is approved for accreditation by the American Dental Association. The

Flagger

Training

course

is

approved

by

the

State

of

Washington

Department

of Transportation. The First Aid/CPR course is approved by the American Heart Association.

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The Engineering Design Technology curriculum is certified by the ADDA (American Design

The Legal Secretary / Legal Assistantprogram is approved by NALS....., a National Association for Legal Professionals. The Registered Nurse and Nursing Assistant programs are approved by the Washington State Nursing Commission. The Massage Therapy Practitioner program is approved by the Washington State Board of Massage. The Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). The Motor Vehicle Emission Initial Certification and Re-Certification courses are approved by the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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ACCREDITATION (continued) Ophthalmic Assistant is accredited by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). 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 Welding Program is approved by the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) as a testing center. The Commercial Building and Industrial Engineering and the Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology Programs are approved by the Department of Labor and Industries Electrical Section for ABOUT RTC | COURSE CATALOG 2013 - 2014

hours towards an electrical license. Several classes in our Continuing Education section are approved for electrical continuing education units, provided the appropriate training card is obtained.

Transfer Opportunities Renton Technical College has agreements with the following institutions to accept certain credits earned at RTC: Bastyr University

Oregon Institute of Technology

Capella University

Seattle University

Central Washington University

University of Phoenix

City University

University of Washington

DeVry University

Washington State University

Eastern Washington University

Whitman College

Gonzaga University

Western Governor’s University

The Evergreen State College

Idaho State University

Notice: Accepting credits, however, is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Effective academic planning for those who think they may want to transfer includes a complete understanding of how the receiving institution will evaluate courses taken from RTC. We recommend you discuss your proposed educational plan with the receiving institutions and ask for an evaluation of credits. Not all courses you take will be directly transferable; check with the receiving institution about what options may be available to you to receive credit for non-transferring courses. If you intend to transfer following completion of RTC’s courses or programs, alert your Admissions Advisor so you can receive additional help during your program planning process.

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INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

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CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS Renton Technical College offers specialized professional and technical training programs to people 18 years of age and older. Our primary mission is to provide training, retraining and skills upgrading for employment in occupations that do not require a baccalaureate (or higher) degree. In most cases, RTC programs accept students with or without a high school diploma, and allow as many entry points as possible during the school year. Training at RTC typically means six hours a day of instruction. RTC programs encourage students to master job skills and concepts in order to progress and complete their studies to maximize job entry and retention opportunities. Advisory committees, composed equally of management and labor, help direct program emphasis to meet industry needs. These committees recommend instructors, assess supplies, materials and equipment, assist in job placement, evaluate courses, and specify training responsive to industry needs. RTC strives to ensure that its programs are relevant and include skills required for success in employment. All instructors are experienced in the fields they teach. Programs emphasize the communicative, numerical, scientific and human relations skills necessary to be a good employee, as well as the technical skills that employers certify to be appropriate for the occupation. Through the Cooperative Work Experience option available in many job training programs, the College blends realistic training settings with job placement and workplace success. In these programs, students (with instructor approval) receive credit for employment or internships appropriate to their training. Some employers pay a wage. Students must remain with the training program to complete course competencies. This partnership benefits students, the College and local employers.

Accounting Clerk

Automotive Technology/ITEC

Accounting Paraprofessional

Automotive Technology

Accounting Specialist

Professional Baking

Administrative Office Management/

Band Instrument Repair Technology

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Central Service Technician

Management

Certified Office Professional/Executive

Administrative Office Management/Office

Assistant

Management

Certified Office Professional/Office Support

Anesthesia Technician

Specialist

Applications Developer

Child Development Associate

Apprenticeship Programs

Civil CADD

Autobody Repair and Refinishing

Commercial Building Engineering

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needs. A careful examination of placement records further ensures that training programs are

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CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS (continued) Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Major Appliance and Refrigeration

Computer-Aided Drafting

Technology

Computer Applications

Massage Therapy Practitioner

Computer Applications, Accelerated

Medical Assistant

Computer Applications, Advanced

Medical Coding Specialist – Physician Based

Computer Science

Medical Receptionist

Construction Management

Medical Reimbursement Specialist

Culinary Arts

Nursing Assistant

Dental Assistant

Office Assistant/Receptionist

Early Childhood Careers

Ophthalmic Assistant

Engineering Design Technology

Pharmacy Technician

Industrial Engineering

Phlebotomy Technician

Kitchen Major Appliance Technology

Precision Machining Technologies

Land Surveying/Field Survey Technician

Property Maintenance

Land Surveying/Land Survey Technician

Refrigeration Technology

Laundry Major Appliance Technology

Registered Nurse, Associate Degree

Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant

Surgical Technologist

Light Repair

Veterinary Assistant

Machining, Basic

Welding

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS Renton Technical College cooperates with 12 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATC) in making classes available for apprentices in a wide variety of job titles. Admission information is available from the Department of Labor and Industries’ website- www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/filespubsappcat.pdf or from the specific JATC.

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GENERAL EDUCATION The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program is designed to lead the individual directly to employment in a specific career. General Education courses are an essential part of those degrees, enabling the student to attain necessary competencies in analysis, communication, qualitative and quantitative methods, synthesis, and teamwork for further growth as a productive member of society and providing a foundation for lifelong learning. General Education requirements vary for each program. Entry into General Education courses in writing and math requires acceptable scores on the COMPASS test. Students may schedule the COMPASS test by calling the Enrollment Services Office at (425) 235-2352. The testing calendar is available in Enrollment Services or on the website.

CONTINUING EDUCATION, RETRAINING, AND UPGRADING PROGRAMS Renton Technical College offers many day and evening classes for credit to those who wish to upgrade their skills for job advancement or those who wish to develop new skills, perhaps in a different career. Here is a sampling of the many types of classes offered throughout the year. For a listing of current classes being offered each quarter, see the quarterly Class Schedule or call the Enrollment Services Office at (425) 235-2352. Allied Health

Electronic

Arts and Humanities

First Aid

AutoCad

Flagger Training

Automotive

Forklift Training

Boiler Operator

Land Surveying

Business Technology Classes

Machine Technology

CATIA

Microsoft Academy

Computer-Aided Drafting

Personal Development

Computer Science

Refrigeration/HVAC

Culinary Arts

Welding

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BASIC STUDIES Basic Studies programs are offered to students who need and want the background skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college programs and the workplace. Classes are scheduled at convenient times—morning, afternoon, and evening—to meet student needs. Students can improve their basic skills to be successful in technical programs, obtain employment, qualify for job promotions, and improve the quality of their personal lives. Programs include: Adult Basic Education Brush Up

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English As A Second Language (ESL)

High School Completion

ONLINE Students enrolling in Online and/or Hybrid courses will need the following: Operating system - Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 Pentium Processor, 500 MB RAM, 800x600 resolution 210 Kbps connection or higher For Macintosh computers, OS 9.1, 9.2 or higher Internet access through an ISP (Internet Service Provider) including e-mail and World Wide Web. Minimum browser requirements: Internet Explorer 7 Service Pack 2 or FireFox 3.6 or higher. Want to know if online is right for you? Visit www.waol.org/prospective_students/isonline4me_n.asp For a list of our online courses go to www.RTC.edu/Programs/OnlineCourses/

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ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE All students enrolled in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program must complete core course requirements for the Certificate of Completion and a minimum of 20 credits of prescribed General Education classes (see page 10). Students must take the COMPASS test prior to enrolling in some General Education courses. All AAS degree programs are approved by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Dental Assistant

Administrative Office Management/Office

Early Childhood Careers

Management

Engineering Design Technology

Administrative Office Management/

Industrial Engineering

Entrepreneurship and Small-Business

Kitchen Major Appliance Technology

Management

Land Surveying/Land Survey Technician

Anesthesia Technician

Laundry Major Appliance Technology

Autobody Repair & Refinishing

Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant

Automotive, Ford ASSET

Major Appliance & Refrigeration Technology

Automotive Technology/ITEC

Massage Therapy Practitioner

Band Instrument Repair Technology

Medical Assistant

Certified Office Professional/Executive

Medical Coding Specialist—Physician Based

Assistant

Multi-Occupational Trades (Apprenticeship)

Civil CADD

Ophthalmic Assistant

Commercial Building Engineering

Pharmacy Technician

Computer Applications

Precision Machining Technologies

Computer Network Technology

Refrigeration Technology

Computer Science

Surgical Technologist

Construction Management

Welding

Culinary Arts

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Accounting Paraprofessional

An Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree facilitates transfer to some institutions. This degree option is currently offered in these programs: Accounting Specialist Anesthesia Technician Culinary Arts Dental Assistant Early Childhood Careers Massage Therapy Practitioner

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CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION A Certificate of Completion is issued to a student enrolled in a certificate or degree program when the student successfully completes the course competencies.

CERTIFICATE OF AWARD A Certificate of Award is issued to a student upon request when the student has successfully completed a unit of study in apprenticeship, basic studies or community education classes.

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Renton Technical College now offers transfer degree options! Start here in business, computer technology, or nursing, and in just six quarters you can transfer to finish your four year degree. Our small classes give you hands on experience you won’t get anywhere else.

GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (GED) A General Educational Development certificate is issued to an individual who successfully completes the General Education Development Test. The GED is generally accepted in lieu of a high school diploma.

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GETTING STARTED AT RTC 1.Apply - For Admission & Financial Aid:

Apply for admission ($30 non-refundable fee) in person, by mail or on-line.

Complete your FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.gov

Check your new student email at www.RTC.edu/email

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2. Assess - Your Skills:

Pay for the COMPASS assessment ($25 non-refundable fee). at the Cashier’s Office

(Building j – 218)

Take the COMPASS assessment in the Testing Center (Building J 218).

3. Connect - with an Entry Advisor:

Review your COMPASS scores with an Entry Advisor, explore career pathways, and

select a program of study (Building J – 218)

Students interested in pursuing professional/technical and direct transfer programs

MUST meet with an Entry Adviser prior to registration.

Visit the Financial Aid Department and submit necessary documents (Building I – 205)

4. Register - For Classes, Pay Tuition & Buy Books:

Register for classes in person, or on-line at www.RTC.edu/getstarted

Pay tuition and fees, purchase your books, and Get Started!

ADMISSION/REGISTRATION OFFICE Robert C. Roberts Campus Center, Building I (425) 235-2352 To Enroll in person, the Registration Office is open: Monday- Thursday

7:30a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:30a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

COUNSELING AND ADVISING/STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER Robert C. Roberts Campus Center, Building I (425) 235-5840 RTC offers counseling services to prospective students. Monday- Thursday

7:30a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:30a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Applicants must be 18 years of age, possess the vocational interest and goals related to their chosen program of study, and be able to benefit from instruction. Individual programs may have additional entrance requirements related to licensure or require specific educational credentials. Admission to the College may be initiated in person, by phone, by mail or through referral by an agency. In some programs and evening classes, applicants can be 16 years of age.

PRE-REGISTRATION LIST If a student applies for entry into a program in which there is neither a current training station non-refundable admissions fee and take the COMPASS placement exam. Students completing a sequence of training and currently enrolled in a program will have first priority for registration. The applicant will be notified by telephone, mail or email when a training station becomes available. Assignments to programs will be according to positions on the pre-registration list.

WITHDRAWAL A student withdrawing from a program must submit a Registration/Change of Schedule form to the Enrollment Services Office. Tuition will be refunded if withdrawal is within the refund period. A student who has withdrawn may re-enroll in the program if an immediate training station is available, or placed on the pre-registration list.

TUITION PAYMENT (CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS)

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nor a predictable opening, he or she must complete an admissions application and pay a $30

A $75 late fee will be charged to students currently enrolled in a program at RTC who have not registered before the first day of the quarter. This does not apply to new students registering for the first time.

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2013-2014 TUITION & FEES 2013-2014 TUITION Includes: Building, Comprehensive, Security and S&A Fees.

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# of Credits

Washington

Non-Washington

International

Residents

Residents

Students

1

$112.84

$125.84

$284.84

2

$225.68

$251.68

$569.68

3

$338.52

$377.52

$854.52

4

$451.36

$503.36

$1,139.36

5

$564.20

$629.20

$1,424.20

6

$677.04

$755.04

$1,709.04

7

$789.88

$880.88

$1,993.88

8

$902.72

$1,006.72

$2,278.72

9

$1,015.56

$1,132.56

$2,563.56

10

$1,128.40

$1,258.40

$2,848.40

11

$1,187.39

$1,318.08

$2,912.40

12

$1,246.38

$1,377.76

$2,976.40

13

$1,305.37

$1,437.44

$3,040.40

14

$1,364.36

$1,497.12

$3,104.40

15

$1,423.35

$1,556.80

$3,168.40

16

$1,482.34

$1,616.48

$3,232.40

17

$1,541.33

$1,676.16

$3,296.40

18

$1,600.32

$1,735.84

$3,360.40

19

$1,702.58

$1,838.10

$3,634.66

20

$1,804.84

$1,940.36

$3,908.92

21

$1,907.10

$2,042.62

$4,183.18

22

$2,009.36

$2,144.88

$4,457.44

23

$2,111.62

$2,247.14

$4,731.70

24

$2,213.88

$2,349.40

$5,005.96

25

$2,316.14

$2,451.66

$5,280.22

Please note that all tuition and fee rates are set by the Washington State Legislative and State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and the Board of Trustees and are subject to change. Renton Technical College reserves the right to change, without notice, any fees to comply with the state or college regulation or policies.

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STUDENT TUITION EASY PAYMENT PLAN WHAT IS STEPP? The Student Tuition Easy Payment Plan (STEPP) program allows you to pay your tuition on an installment plan. - To enroll, complete a STEPP enrollment form at the Cashier’s office before the tuition due date, or at the time of registration (if later). - Each quarter you must enroll with the Cashier before making your first payment. - Payments are made in three installments (two for summer). - There is a quarterly $25 nonrefundable enrollment fee. - Any partial payment made toward tuition without enrolling in STEPP could result in

- Non-refundable course fees such as lab fees or online fees are not eligible to be carried through STEPP. - More information about our Student Tuition Easy Payment Plan can be found on our website.

TUITION & FEES PER CREDIT Washington

Non-Washington

Residents

Residents

1-10 credits

$85.68

$85.68

$244.68

11-18 credits

$43.11

$43.11

$47.43

19+ credits

$96.26

$96.26

$268.26

Tuition

International Students

2011-2013 STATE SUPPORT OF HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS ACROSS WASHINGTON

Instructional Cost per FTE Student Operating Fee Net State Support per FTE Student

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Nonresident

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

$6,282

$6,282

$3,217

$8,052

$3,065

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Institutional

State Financial Aid Resident Undergraduate Nonresident Undergraduate

Financial Aid

$861*

$94**

$0**

$0**

*Includes State Work Study, State Need Grant, and all other financial aid programs administered by the HECB, and SBCTC administered programs: Opportunity Grants and Worker Retraining Financial Aid. **State and Institutional financial aid is not available to nonresidents.

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2013 - 2014 CLASS FEES Fees S&A

Per Credit

Washington Residents

NonWashington

Amount

Residents

up to 10

-

-

$10.58

11-18

-

-

$6.15

x

-

-

$3

Security fee

x

-

-

$3

Building fee

1-10

x

-

$10.58

11-18

x

-

$3.73

1-10

-

x

$23.58

11-18

-

x

$4.42

Fees

Per Credit

Amount

Hybrid Online

x

$4

Online Fee

per course

$40

Compass Test

-

$25

Application Fee

-

$30

-

$50

-

-

1-4

$75

5+

$100

Late Registration

-

$75

Payment Plan Fee

-

$25

Comprehensive fee

International Application Fee Clinical Placement Fee Clinical Course

* Please note that additional fees may be charged for a specific class and are listed at the end of the course descriptions. * Students participating in externships or internships may be required to pay $13 per year for medical malpractice insurance and $3.46 per quarter for general liability insurance.

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REFUND POLICY If a student wishes to withdraw from class and receive a refund they must submit a Registration/ Change of Schedule form to the Enrollment Services department. Refunds are as follows: - Before the start date: 100 percent - Within first seven calendar days: 50 percent - After the 21st calendar day: no refund - Once the online class begins the $40 technical fee is non-refundable. - Tuition and fees that are paid in cash will be refunded by check. - 100% refunds of tuition and fees when course or programs are canceled or if the college

It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the college or from individual classes. Students must submit a Change of Schedule form to guarantee the accuracy of their permanent records and to begin refund procedures when applicable. Date of registration activity using web registration or receipt of the Change of Schedule form in the Enrollment Services Department establishes the rate at which refunds will be made. After the class or program has started withdrawals must be processed through the Enrollment Services Department.

COST OF TRAINING The State of Washington contributes approximately49 percent of the cost of students’ education through the support of the basic instruction costs. Students are responsible for the remaining 51 percent. In addition to the state support of the basic instructional cost, students may also receive state-supported financial aid if eligible.

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For Running Start Information call - (425) 235-2352, ext. 5714 or (425) 235-5840. The Running Start program provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to attend college-level classes, tuition-free, and earn both college and high school credits. However, Running Start students and their parents are responsible for textbooks, supplies, transportation, and any other special fees. Running Start students are treated as college students and are subject to the standards and rules and regulations of the College. To participate in Running Start, ­s tudents must demonstrate college-level skills on the COMPASS placement. In addition, the data from the COMPASS will be used to assist in the selection of occupational/technical programs and will ensure appropriate placement in English, Mathematics, and other a ­ cademic courses.

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TECH PREP Renton Technical College encourages early pre-registration to high school students for their college program of choice, to assure timely entry. In some cases advanced placement may be granted to students with the Tech Prep credits. Through the South King County Tech Prep Consortium, Renton Technical College has developed agreements with Auburn, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Highline, Issaquah, Kent, Puyallup, the Puget Sound Skills Center, Sumner, Tahoma and White River school districts.

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RTC currently has articulation agreements in the following program areas:

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Allied Health

Culinary Arts

Accounting

Early Childhood Careers

Autobody Repair and Refinishing

Engineering Design Technology

Automotive Technology

Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant

Certified Office Professional

Precision Machining Technologies

Computer Network Technology

Medical Office Technology

Computer Science

Welding

Find out more about becoming a Tech Prep student. Contact your high school counselor or vocational teacher, or Renton Technical College’s Student Services office at (425) 235-5840.

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ADA AND AMENDMENTS ACCOMMODATIONS For more information call (425) 235-5840 or SSD@RTC.edu The college is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations for students requiring special services. Students with disabilities are encouraged to meet with the Disability Specialist.

BOOKSTORE For more information call (425) 235-2323 or www.bookstore.RTC.edu

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Located at Robert C. Roberts Campus Center, Building I

Hours of operation Monday

7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday

The RTC Bookstore stocks the textbooks and supplies required for classes, reference books and materials, electronic/computer supplies, clothing, gifts and cards. A special order service is also available on request. Extended and Saturday hours are available for the beginning of Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Please call the Bookstore for extended, school break, holiday and Summer hours.

CASH MACHINE An automated teller machine (ATM) is available outside the entrance to the Cafeteria in the Robert C. Roberts Campus Center, (Building I). Users pay a nominal fee.

BUS ROUTES Metro buses serve the College’s main campus. For bus schedules or information on bus routes to our other sites. Metro Transit Information Line (206) 553-3000 or log on to http://transit.metrokc.gov

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CAMPUS SECURITY For more information call (425) 235-7871 Located at Security building N, room 103 RTC provides campus security to ensure the safety of our students. The Campus Security Department at Renton Technical College provides full-service, seven days a week, public safety and security services to the campus community. The Campus Security Department works closely with the Renton Police and Fire Departments and other local emergency service agencies. The Campus Security Department acts as the first responder for all incidents on campus, parking management for the college, coordinates emergency preparedness planning and provides crime prevention programming. The department responds to all reports of fire and/ or medical aid working in support of the Renton Fire Department. The Campus Security Department also provides community members with assistance when they are locked out of their vehicles, need a jumpstart because of a dead battery and we also offer escorts to and from your classes.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION Many of the training programs offer a cooperative education component, a combination of classroom in training is over because employers want to retain proven workers. Instructors coordinate and seek out cooperative opportunities.

COUNSELING AND ADVISING/STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER For more information call (425) 235-5840

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provides general patrol of campus facilities and property, manages both traffic safety and

Located at Robert C. Roberts Campus Center, Building I Hours of operation: Monday–Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday

appointments available on request.

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

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FOOD SERVICES Culinary Arts facility is located at Robert C. Roberts Campus Center, (Building I). Weekly menus are available online at www.RTC.edu/Community Resources/FoodServices/ Our restaurants and bakery provide a hands-on environment for training students. A wide variety of vending machines are available in Buildings B, I, and L for all your night and weekend food needs.

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CULINAIRE ROOM A sit-down restaurant featuring upscale daily menus at reasonable prices. A delicious selection of Northwest, ethnic and international cuisine. Hours of operation: Monday–Friday

11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

C.A.F.E. The College cafeteria features daily specials from the grill, breakfast, deli, salad bar and beverage station. Hours of operation: Monday–Friday

6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

FAST FOOD Fast foods for people on the go! Quick burgers, wraps, baskets, and specials are offered daily. Hours of operation: Monday–Friday

11:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

BAKERY For more information or ordering call (425) 235-2353, ext. 5596 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. Hours of operation: Monday–Friday

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CATERING For more information call (425) 235-5845 or www.RTC.edu/catering 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.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS For more information call (425) 235-5840

plan to enroll in a vocational, academic program.

CAREER SERVICES For more information, call (425) 235-2352 ext. 7785. Get assistance with creating a resume, looking for a job or practicing for an interview. Get your cover letter or thank you letter critiqued and get help with filling out applications. Also, sign up for interface: www.myinterfase.com/RTC/student another online job search tool.

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The College issues Certificates of Eligibility (for student visas) to international students who

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HEARING IMPAIRED SERVICES For more information, call Student Services at (425) 235-5840 RTC provides access to all current and prospective students, employees and job applicants who are hearing impaired via email at: Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD): SSD@RTC.edu Human Resources - jhogan@RTC.edu

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LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTER For more information, call Student Services at (425) 235-2331 or www.RTC.edu/library Located at Technology Resource Center, Building C. The library has a full range of books, periodicals, DVD’s, video tapes, and audio tapes. In addition, the library subscribes to many on-line databases that expand the library collection with thousands of full-text resources. Library staff members are eager to help students locate information and do research to support instructional and career development. The library staff will also help users identify and obtain items from other libraries. The library has ample study space, including many private group study rooms. Even when the library is closed, through the RTC Library website, 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 is available. Normal library hours during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters are:

Monday–Thursday

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Open hours during holidays and between quarters will vary.

PARKING RULES & PERMITS Parking Rules & Permits 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. - Student parking permits are free of charge and are available from: Student Services, Roberts Campus Center, Building I - Employee parking permits can be obtained from the Campus Safety Office at: Security, Building N, Room 103

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PARKING RULES & PERMITS (continued) General Parking Rules Unless cars are marked with a special permit (disabled, carpool or visitor), students are required to park in the regular student parking lots on weekdays. On weekends, students may also park in any employee lot. Information subject to change – please check entrance sign at lots for current restrictions.

- Park one vehicle to a space inside a set of white lines. The rule of thumb is: if the area does not have white lines around it, it is not a legal parking spot–be aware that RTC does not

mark all illegal zones with red curbs and “No parking “signs. driveways, on sidewalks, and on the landscape. - No one may park in a reserved space without the appropriate permit or authorization. In addition to imposing fines, vehicles may be impounded due to the following grounds but not limited to:

- Blocking a roadway so as to impede the flow of traffic

- Blocking a fire hydrant or fire lane

- Creating a safety hazard

- Blocking another legally parked vehicle,

- Parking in a marked “tow away” zone and outstanding unpaid parking citations.

STUDENT HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION While RTC does not provide housing or transportation for students, we will assist in providing information. Housing in the Renton area is available in a variety of price ranges.

STUDENT INSURANCE For more information call (425) 235-2352

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- No one may park at any time in roadways, fire lanes, bus zones, loading zones, service

Accident and health insurance is available for all students of Washington State’s Community and Technical Colleges. Students are responsible for paying the insurance premiums outlined in the plan.

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TESTING SERVICES For more information call (425) 235-2352 ext. 5704 The Testing Center is located in the DeMoss building (J- 219). Our testing center provides testing services to a diverse community, fulfilling the assessment needs of prospective and current students. The Testing Center publishes a monthly calendar which is available both on campus and online. Please note that Children are not permitted in the Testing Center. All tests administered in the Testing Center require approved picture identification and a copy STUDENT SERVICES & FINANCIAL AID | COURSE CATALOG 2013 - 2014

of the receipt showing payment for the test. Test fees are not refundable.

COMPASS PLACEMENT TESTING Before enrolling in a Professional-Technical program or General Education class at RTC, students are required to take the COMPASS placement test. The test assesses the student’s math, reading and writing skills. The COMPASS test is offered on the computer and has no time limit. The scores are used to determine appropriate class placement, referral services, and by financial aid for state aid consideration. A counselor or advisor may review the scores with the tester as part of the educational planning process. Students must start the test during the posted hours on the testing calendar. The COMPASS test costs $25 for all three subject tests. Each test, taken individually or as a retest, costs $10. Using Assessment Scores from Other Schools: If you have taken the COMPASS placement test at another school, you have the option to transfer those scores to Renton Technical College. We do not accept ACCUPLACER scores. You may submit your COMPASS scores from other schools only if they are less than two years old. Exception: If you have attended other colleges and have completed college level english, writing or math (intermediate algebra and higher) with at least a 2.0 grade point average, please bring your transcript to the Counseling Center in Building I and the COMPASS assessment may be waived. Copies of your transcript are acceptable. Students registering in continuing education classes are not required to take the COMPASS assessment test. COMPASS Practice Test: www.act.org

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OTHER TESTS ADMINISTERED IN THE TESTING CENTER GED (General Education Development) Tests: Individuals who are at least 16 years old, have not graduated from an accredited high school in the United States or Canada, and who are not currently enrolled in high school are eligible to take the GED tests. The GED covers 5 separate subject area tests, including: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science and Math. To take a test at RTC, one must attend a pre-registration meeting where the test and testing conditions will be described, all paperwork will be filled out and proof of payment will be collected. The GED costs $150 for all 5 tests. Test fees are not refundable.

too if you don’t finish and pass the GED by then. If you act now, you won’t have to re-take the parts of the GED test you’ve already passed. Visit our website at www.finishtheGED.com. Websites RTC Testing Center: www.RTC.edu/StudentServices/TestingCenter/ COMPASS Practice Test: www.act.org GED Practice Test: www.gedpractice.com or www.testprepreview.com

HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID It’s easy to apply for financial aid. Students can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line. The FAFSA collects financial data and other information that is used to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that ultimately determines a student’s eligibility for aid. The federal code for Renton Technical College is 014001. The key to obtaining financial aid is to apply early. Students should apply at least three months prior to the time they expect to enter school. Students may begin the process at any time;

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The current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of 2013 and your scores will expire

however, financial aid will not be awarded until a start date has been assigned. - The FAFSA worksheet can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office. - Students can submit the FAFSA electronically. visit: www.fafsa.gov/ This website is provided by the Department of Education and allows students to transmit

the application online. - Students will be required to complete an RTC Data Sheet and possibly other forms. visit : www.RTC.edu - Students should stay in touch with the Financial Aid Office to be certain that all information needed to complete their file has been turned in on time.

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS All financial aid recipients must meet the following requirements: - Be a citizen of the United States or an eligible non-citizen. - Have a high school diploma, High School Equivalency or Compass (approved ability to benefit tests). (note: for federal funds a student must have a high school diploma or GED). - Have a valid Social Security Number. - Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program. - Not owe a repayment on a grant or be in default on a student loan. - Have financial need as determined by the federal need analysis.

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- Be registered with Selective Service if required.

SATISFACTORY PROGRESS It is important to remember that financial aid eligibility is based on academic standing as well as credits completed versus credits registered for. We review your progress from your start date at RTC, even if you did not receive aid. It is possible to lose eligibility without ever having received aid. In order to remain eligible for financial aid, you must meet the following academic requirements: As a student, you must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 at the end of each grading period. You must also complete 67% of credits based on what number of credits you registered for “Pace of Progression�.

WARNING You are eligible to receive financial aid while on warning status. If you fail to maintain the academic requirements listed above, you will be placed on financial aid warning at RTC. You will remain on warning until the next term. At the end of the term progress will be reviewed.

SUSPENSION If at the end of a warning period you have not met the satisfactory progress requirements, your aid will be suspended. You will not be eligible to receive financial aid and must pay tuition and fees for future terms. You will be placed on suspension from aid at Renton Technical College if: - You fall below a 2.0 average following a warning period. - You fail to complete 67% of the credits of the quarter you register for following a warning period. - You withdrew before completing 60% of the quarter for which you were paid.

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REINSTATEMENT AFTER SUSPENSION You may request reinstatement of eligibility after completing one quarter at your own expense, meeting satisfactory progress requirements, and repaying any overpayment that is owed.

MAXIMUM TIME FRAME OF FUNDING The maximum time frame for funding to complete a training program is 150% of the published length of the program. (For Washington State Need Grant recipients it is 125%.)

You have the right to appeal a suspension if you had a mitigating circumstance you wish us to review. Appeal forms are available in the financial aid office.

TYPES OF AID Renton Technical College offers financial assistance to eligible students in the form of grants, work study, loans and scholarships. A financial aid award may consist of one or more of the following programs: Grants

Work Study Programs

Loans Scholarships Veterans Programs

GRANTS Grants are considered gift aid and do not require repayment unless a student fails to maintain

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satisfactory progress or leaves school before completing more than 60% of the term. RTC participates in the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Opportunity Grant, and Washington State Need Grant programs.

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WORK STUDY PROGRAMS Work Study programs provide part-time employment to eligible students, on and off campus. The maximum a student can earn is determined by financial need and funds available. Students can work up to 19 hours per week while school is in session. Every effort is made to place students in jobs which relate to their training. RTC participates in both the federal and state work study programs.

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The Federal Direct Student Loan Program offers long term loans which allow students to postpone paying for a portion of their school expenses until after they graduate or leave school. Repayment begins six months after completion or withdrawal from the professional technical program. RTC participates in the Direct Stafford Loan Program (subsidized, unsubsidized and PLUS). - Subsidized Direct Loans are need-based. A student’s eligibility to borrow is based on financial need as determined by the federal government which pays interest on the loan while the student is in school. - Unsubsidized Direct Loans do not require a student to show financial need; however, the

cost of the student’s education must exceed any other financial aid offered. The student, not the federal government, is responsible to pay all interest that accrues on this loan - Direct PLUS loans are loans a dependent student’s parents take out to help the student pay for their education. Eligibility to borrow is based on the parents’ credit worthiness and the student’s unmet need. Repayment begins as soon as the funds are disbursed. The Emergency Student Loan is a $200 short-term institutional loan available to financial aid students who are making satisfactory progress. All loans must be repaid no later than the end of the quarter in which they are received. Funds are limited.

SCHOLARSHIPS The Renton Technical College Foundation, in partnership with various service, business and professional organizations in the community, provides more than $30,000 in scholarships annually. Current students will receive scholarship announcements via their student email account throughout the year from the Director of Student Engagement. In addition, many scholarship announcements are received in the financial aid office throughout the school year. Eligibility criteria, application process and deadlines are posted in the Financial Aid Office located in the Robert C. Roberts Campus Building I).

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VETERANS PROGRAMS Most of the training programs at Renton Technical College which offer a Certificate of Completion or an Associate of Applied Science degree are approved for benefits under the following Veterans Administration regulations: Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation), 30 (Montgomery Bill), 32 (VEAP), 33 (Post 9/11), 35 (Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance) and 1606, 1607 (Reserves) of Title 38, U.S. Code. Students who plan to use their veteran’s benefits are required to contact the Veterans Specialist located in the Financial Aid Office. A determination of eligibility by the Veterans Administration and the receipt of your first month’s benefits can take 4 to 6 weeks, so it’s a good idea to apply well in advance of your anticipated start date if you plan to use your benefits to pay for initial 1990 and submit a certified copy of their form DD-214 and a notice of eligibility. Veterans who have used their educational benefits at a prior college must submit an academic transcript for evaluation of credits. All veterans are required to keep the Veterans’ Specialist apprised of enrollment plans each quarter and are expected to conform to the academic standards of the financial aid satisfactory progress policy to remain eligible for benefits.

AGENCY FUNDED STUDENTS The Financial Aid Office acts as the liaison between students and the various public and private agencies who offer funding, including: - Division of Vocational Rehab (DVR) - Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) - Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) - Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) - Employment Security - Private Insurance

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tuition costs. Veterans who have not previously used their benefits must complete Form 22-

WORKER RETRAINING For more information call Student Success Center at (425) 235-5840 If you have been terminated or received notice of termination from your job, are currently receiving unemployment benefits from the state of Washington, or have exhausted unemployment benefits within the last two years, or have been self-employed or are a displaced homemaker, you may be eligible to receive financial aid for approved training programs to help cover the costs of tuition, books, child care and transportation.

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WORKFIRST For more information call Student Success Center at (425) 235-5840 Tuition assistance is available for Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and working parents who meet income guidelines. You may be eligible if you are receiving temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), working for pay, and your Individual Responsibility Plan (IRP) includes training; or you are working for pay, low-income, a custodial or non-custodial parent financially responsible for a child, and not receiving any other form of financial aid. An

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RTC counselor will determine your eligibility.

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FINANCIAL AID REFUND AND REPAYMENT POLICY Return of Title IV Funds Students who receive Title IV aid (Federal Pell, Federal SEOG, Federal Direct Subsidized and/ or Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans and Direct PLUS) and withdraw from school are subject to the Return of Title IV aid regulations. Federal law requires that a student must “earn” the aid they receive. When a student withdraws, drops out or otherwise fails to complete more than 60% of the term for which they received federal funds, the school is required to determine the amount “earned” using the Return of Title IV aid regulations. If a student completes more than 60% of the term, it is determined that all financial aid has been earned. If a student completes 60% or less of the term, the earned and unearned portion will be calculated. The “unearned” portion of tuition will be returned by the college to the appropriate Title IV program. The college will then bill the student for the amount of tuition that was returned in excess of the college’s refund policy.

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STUDENT HANDBOOK For information regarding the Student Records Policy, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (425) 235-2352, ext. 5537. The Student handbook outlines College services available to students and summarizes student’s rights and responsibilities. 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.

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- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education 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 education 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).

ATTENDANCE The College encourages daily attendance at all classes and labs to enable students to gain maximum benefit from the instruction that is offered. Students are expected to be responsible for their own attendance. Individual programs may have specific attendance standards, and some instructors may have their own attendance and punctuality criteria which will factor into the student’s overall performance.

ATTENDANCE AWARDS Students who achieve perfect attendance during each enrollment period will be eligible for a perfect attendance award. The record, as kept by the instructor, will be considered the official record for computing attendance.

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LEAVE OF ABSENCE The College does not grant formal leaves of absences to students.

GRADING POLICY Grading criteria are determined by the instructor. These criteria and how grades are achieved must be shared, in writing, with the student on the first day the student begins class. For courses that are taught within professional-technical programs, grading criteria and policies will be shared in writing with students on the first day that the course is taught.

Grading

policies must be on file and approved by the instructor’s dean.

GRADES Decimal Grade

Letter Equivalent

4.0-3.9

A

3.8-3.5

A-

3.4-3.2

B+

3.1-2.9

B

2.8-2.5

B-

2.4-2.2

C+

2.1-2.0

C

1.9-1.5

C-

1.4-1.2

D+

1.1-1.0

D

0.9-0.7

D-

0.6-0.0

F

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Satisfactory

U

Unsatisfactory

Y

In Progress

I

Incomplete

N

Audit

R

Repeating a Course

V

Unofficial Withdrawal

W

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S/U-SATISFACTORY OR UNSATISFACTORY An “S” grade is not figured into the grade-point average. A “U” grade is figured as a “0.”

Y-IN PROGRESS A “Y” grade is given to all the students in a class who are doing passing coursework but need additional instruction and time to complete course requirements or competencies. Students are required to re-register for the course and pay all tuition and any other charges. The Y remains on the transcript for the quarter assigned, while the final grade will be posted to the quarter in which the student re-enrolled in the course. The Y grade earns no credit and does

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not affect the GPA.

I-INCOMPLETE When a student is not able to complete a class for reasons beyond his control an instructor may assign an incomplete. It should be given ONLY when there is a reasonable expectation that the student will complete the specified work in the time allowed without additional instructional time. To receive an “I” grade, the student MUST have an “Incomplete Contract” signed by the instructor and the dean and submitted to registration prior to the grade being submitted. An “I” grade reverts to the assigned “grade without completion” after one quarter (not including summer) unless otherwise specified on the incomplete contract. The original is sent to the registrar with copies to the student, instructor, dean and counselor or advisor.

N-AUDIT An audit means the student registers on a space-available basis to attend the class and to listen, but not do graded work. The student pays full tuition and fees, but attends class for information only. The N grade does not earn credit and does not affect the GPA. The audit grade option must be approved by the instructor and submitted to registration office by the 10th day of the class. Once registered for an audit, the student cannot change to a graded option.

R-REPEATING A COURSE The qualifier “R” on a transcript means a course has been repeated, and is excluded from credits and grade point average. All grades will still appear on the transcript whether repeated or not. The most recent grade will be used to compute the GPA. Students may not take a course more than twice without permission from the Vice-President of Student Services. Repeating certain courses may require permission from the instructor or the appropriate administrator.

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V-UNOFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL Students who attend briefly, rarely, or not at all, and who fail to officially withdraw from a course or a program with a W grade, may be assigned a grade of ”V” at the discretion of the instructor. The V grade does not earn credit and does not count in the GPA calculation.

W-WITHDRAWALS A student may officially withdraw from a program or class by completing the appropriate form and submitting it to registration by the eighth week of the quarter. After the eighth week, the student cannot receive a “W” and will be graded based on the course requirements as described in the course syllabus. A withdrawal prior to the 10th day of the quarter is not listed on the transcript. After the 10th day of the class, a “W” will appear on the student’s transcript a counselor or advisor at the request of the student.

HW-HARDSHIP WITHDRAWALS Under very exceptional circumstances, instructors can request a hardship withdrawal for a student. This can be requested at anytime during the quarter for a student who has attended class regularly and has completed assignments with passing grades but for reasons beyond his or her control must drop out. A hardship withdrawal must be signed by the instructor, the dean and the Vice-President for Student Services.

GRADE GRIEVANCES A student who feels he did not get the grade he earned must first speak to the instructor involved. If the dispute is not resolved, the student may file a grade grievance with the supervising dean.

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but it is not computed in the GPA. An official withdrawal can only be initiated by a student or

Grade grievances must be based on: - Grade entry errors, - If the instructor did not follow the grading criteria outlined in the course syllabus, - Grading criteria were not uniformly applied. A grade grievance MUST be filed within one quarter after the quarter in which the grade was assigned, not including summer quarter.

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ACADEMIC STANDARDS OF PROGRESS Renton Technical College expects students to be serious about their education. The academic standing of each Renton Technical College student is carefully monitored to support the full development of each student’s academic potential. The faculty and staff are committed to student success and academic progress.

PROGRESSIVE INTERVENTION Academic Alert: Students must maintain an average of “2.0” or better in the program and/or a grade of “2.0” or better in designated courses. It is the responsibility of the instructor to inform the students ACADEMIC REGULATIONS | COURSE CATALOG 2013 - 2014

doing less than “2.0” work of their status at least four weeks prior to the end of each quarter/ reporting period. This is to be done in writing using the Student Academic Progress Report form. After the student and the instructor have signed the Progress Notice form, a copy must be forwarded to the program administrator. Students receive a progress notice indicating that academic performance is unsatisfactory and are advised to seek assistance. Academic Probation: Registration will supply instructional administrators and financial aid with a list of all students receiving a grade average of less than a “2.0” in a program. These students are required to meet with a designated faculty advisor and program administrator to develop specific steps to improve their academic record. An educational plan must be drafted and approved by the appropriate administrator. Academic Restriction: Continued academic difficulties will result in academic restrictions to be determined by the Instructor and the appropriate administrator. Students are blocked from registration activity and must complete an academic plan, to be presented to a subcommittee of the Academic Standards Committee, prior to registration. Academic restrictions will be continued and/or increased each quarter the student’s cumulative GPA remains below 2.0. Academic restrictions may include, but are not restricted to the following: reduced credit load, mandatory participation in tutoring services, academic suspension, and academic dismissal.

Students on academic

restriction are not eligible for financial aid.

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PROGRESSIVE INTERVENTION (continued) Students who are suspended or dismissed must file an application for readmission and secure permission from the Academic Standards Committee before resuming their education. This committee is comprised of the instructional administrator for the program or the department in question, a program or course instructor, and the Vice-President for Student Services. When financial aid has been canceled due to unsatisfactory progress, students may use one of the following options to reinstate eligibility: - Successfully complete at least six credits, with a GPA of 2.0 or better without the help of financial aid. (The student will need to notify financial aid at the end of the successful

quarter); or - Students who believe that they had circumstances beyond their control that prevented of aid. - Readmitted students will be placed on probation and will be subject to the normal

standards of academic progress.

APPEAL Only the Academic Suspension status can be appealed.

The student must show proof of

circumstances over which they did not have control and/or show proof of making measurable and substantial progress towards repairing their academic performance. The appeal is an informal meeting with Academic Standards Committee. This committee reviews appeals on a case by case basis. The decision of the committee is final.

LIFTING PROGRESSIVE INTERVENTION If a student raises his or her grade to an average of “2.0� or better, the college will remove the student from Progressive Intervention.

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them from making satisfactory academic progress may submit an appeal for reinstatement

CREDITS The academic year for career training programs, General Education and Basic Studies at Renton Technical College is divided into three quarters of 11 weeks each, and a summer session of six weeks. One credit is earned for each 11 hours of lecture/discussion or for 24 hours of laboratory/applied learning. For work site instruction or on-the-job training, a different ratio may apply. For retraining and upgrading programs, one credit is earned for each 10 hours of lecture/ discussion or for 20 hours of laboratory/applied learning. For Apprenticeship programs, one credit is earned per 16.5 hours of total instruction.

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TRANSFER OF CREDITS When a student transfers to another college, that college determines the transferability of specific courses and programs. RTC maintains credit reciprocity agreements with many institutions of higher learning, but students are advised to check carefully with the institution where they expect to transfer. Students transferring to RTC from other institutions must have an official transcript. Courses with less than a “C� grade will not be accepted by RTC.

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awarded by the Registrar in the following ways: College Credit For coursework which was completed at another college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education. Tech Prep Credit Credit earned through participation in Tech Prep programs as determined by the South King County Tech Prep Consortium Articulation Agreement Manual and governed by the rules and regulations between the college and school districts. Military Coursework Credit for coursework completed while the individual was in one of the branches of the U.S. Armed Services including the Coast Guard. Credit for Industry Courses Industry courses are courses (graded or nongraded) offered by industry for its employees and are usually taught by industry personnel. Individual Course Challenge Credit Credit is awarded when the individual has passed a comprehensive test of the course content. There are limited opportunities to challenge individual courses at this time. Applicants are encouraged to contact the program Dean/Director for more information. Advanced Placement (AP) Renton Technical College grants credit in a variety of subject areas for students who obtain a particular score on their College Board Advanced Placement Exams. Students must submit an official copy of their AP scores to the Credentials Evaluation office. Upon evaluation of those scores, the student will be notified of accepted credits. Credit is posted to the student transcript at the time of graduation. 52

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CREDIT ASSESSMENT (continued) CLEP (College Level Examination Program) CLEP exams are computer-based tests that allow students to demonstrate their ability in a given subject.

By obtaining a particular score, recommended by the American Council of

Education, students can obtain college credit. Students must submit an official copy of their CLEP scores to the Credentials Evaluation office. Credit is posted to the student transcript at the time of graduation. Transcripts Students may request official transcripts by submitting a completed transcript request from the Enrollment Services Office. Orders are generally processed within one week.

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PROGRAM COMPLETION STANDARDS A Certificate of Completion will be issued when: - A student completes all program requirements with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher - A student completes all designated courses (classes requiring a 2.0 or higher and identified as such in the official course outline) with at 2.0 or higher - A student earns all required credits in the program of study as identified in the official course outline on file with the Vice President of Instruction - A class in which a student earns a GPA of .06 or lower cannot be used toward any requirement in a degree or certificate

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT All USA Academic Team

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To obtain a transcript request form, call the Enrollment Services Office at (425) 235-2352 or

The All USA Academic Team Scholarship competition is for students who have been in an AAS program for at least two quarters, have excellent grades and a history of community service may be nominated by their instructors for the campus competition. To compete, students must write an essay and obtain letters of recommendation. The college selects two representatives to go on to state-wide competition, receive a monetary award and attend a luncheon with the Governor. President’s Honor List Students who complete a Certificate, AAS, or AAS-T degree of 21 credits or more with a GPA of 3.7 or higher by the end of the previous quarter earn the right to wear a gold cord during the graduation ceremony. If they continue to qualify after the grades for their graduating quarter are posted, students will receive a letter signed by the President of the college and a statement will appear on their transcript. RTC.edu

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT (continued) Vice-President’s Honors List To qualify for the Vice-President’s Honors List, students must be enrolled for a total of 12 credits or more during the quarter. Students must complete all courses for which they are registered with a GPA of 3.7 or higher. There is no limit to the number of quarters that a student may appear on the list. Students who achieve this distinction will receive a letter signed by the Vice-President for Instruction acknowledging their achievement.

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from Renton Technical College, a student must complete an Application for Degree or Certificate form. The application is located at: www.RTC.eduStudentServices/Forms or can be obtained at the Enrollment Services Office located in the Roberts Campus Center, Building I. The Application for Graduation must be completed by the first week of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate in order for the student to be listed in the graduation program. Commencement Ceremony The Renton Technical College graduation ceremony is held each year in June on the last day of the Spring Quarter. Any eligible student completing a degree, certificate, high school diploma or GED through Renton Technical College at any time during the academic year (fall through summer) may participate. All students must complete and submit an Application for Graduation in order for the student to be listed in the graduation program. Caps and gowns are required and can be purchased in the RTC Bookstore.

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CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS

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ACCOUNTING CLERK Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 37 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

Accounting is the “language of business.” This program provides basic fundamental skills in accounting theory and procedures and basic computer training in word processing, database, electronic spreadsheets, and general ledger. Upon completion of this program, the student has ACCOUNTING CLERK | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

the fundamental skills for entry into the job market and also has the foundation for additional accounting training.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 160V

Basic Math for Accounting

2

ACCT 110*

Introduction to Financial Accounting (Hybrid)

4

ACCT 110L*

Introduction to Financial Accounting Lab

1

ACCT 132

Basic Excel (Hybrid)**

3

ACCT 132L

Basic Excel Lab**

1

AMATH 170V

Applied Math for Accounting

2

AMATH 170X

Applied Math for Accounting Lab

1

HUM 101

Human Relations (Hybrid)

3

ACCT 160

Human Relations in an Accounting Office

2

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ENGL 075

Business English

4

ACCT 105

Computer Skills

1

ACCT 284

Job Search Skills

1

ACCT 284L

Job Search Skills Lab

1

APP 105

Introduction to Keyboarding

1

ACCT& 201*

Principles in Accounting I

5

ACCT 232

Intermediate Excel (Hybrid)**

4

ACCT 232L

Intermediate Excel Lab**

1

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OPTIONAL COURSES COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ACCT 234

Advanced Excel**

(3)

ACCT 234L

Advanced Excel Lab*

(1)

STUDENTS WHO DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN AMATH 160V, AMATH170V AND/ OR AMATH 170X CAN SUBSTITUTE CREDITS WITH SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING: COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ACCT 273

Government and Non-Profit Accounting

5

BIOL& 160

General Biology

5

CHEM& 121

General Chemistry

5

ECON& 201

Microeconomics

5

ECON& 202

Macroeconomics

5

GEOL& 101

Introduction to Physical Geology

5

MATH 075

Pre-Algebra

5

MATH 085

Beginning Algebra

5

MATH 095

Intermediate Algebra

5

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 148

Business Calculus

5

*Core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. **Students must successfully completed 2 of the 3 Excel groups (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced courses and labs).

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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ACCOUNTING PARAPROFESSIONAL Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 63 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 93 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

This program builds upon the fundamental skills learned in the Accounting Clerk program. This ACCOUNTING PARAPROFESSIONAL | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

program provides additional training in specialized areas including small business accounting, income tax preparation, partnership and corporation accounting, financial applications, and also provides an introduction to business law as it relates to the business environment. To earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program as well as 30 credits of additional accounting and General Education coursework.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 160V

Basic Math for Accounting

2

ACCT 110*

Introduction to Financial Accounting (Hybrid)

4

ACCT 110L*

Introduction to Financial Accounting Lab

1

ACCT 132

Basic Excel (Hybrid)**

3

ACCT 132L

Basic Excel Lab **

1

AMATH 170V

Applied Math for Accounting

2

AMATH 170X

Applied Math for Accounting Lab

1

HUM 101

Human Relations (Hybrid)

3

ACCT 160

Human Relations in an Accounting Office

2

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ENGL 075

Business English

4

ACCT 105

Computer Skills

1

ACCT 284

Job Search Skills (Hybrid)

1

ACCT 284L

Job Search Skills Lab

1

APP 105

Introduction to Keyboarding

1

ACCT& 201*

Prin of Accounting I (Hybrid)

5

ACCT 232

Intermediate Excel (Hybrid)**

4

ACCT 232L

Intermediate Excel Lab**

1

ACCT 179

Taxation I - Individuals (Hybrid)

4

ACCT 179L

Taxation I - Individuals Lab

1

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ACCT 124

Small Business Accounting (Hybrid)

4

ACCT 124L

Small Business Accounting Lab

1

ACCT 275

Taxation II - Business Entities (Hybrid)

3

ACCT 277

Business Taxes (Hybrid)

2

ACCT& 202*

Principles of Accounting II (Hybrid)

5

AMATH 180V

Algebra for the Paraprofessional

2

AMATH 180X

Algebra for the Paraprofessional Lab

1

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ACCT 224

Financial Applications (Hybrid)

CREDITS 2

ACCT 224L

Financial Applications Lab

1

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ACCT 234

Advanced Excel **

CREDITS (3)

ACCT 234L

Advanced Excel Lab**

(1)

ACCT 294 Cooperative Work Experience (optional) (2)

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ACCT& 203

Principles of Accounting III

5

BUS& 201

Business Law

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

PYSCH& 100

General Psychology

5

One of the following ENGL courses: ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

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One of the following MATH courses: AMATH 185 OR

Applied Algebra for Business and Industry

MATH& 107

Contemporary Mathematics

MATH 110

College Algebra

MATH& 141

Pre-Calculus I

MATH& 142

Pre-Calculus II

MATH& 148

Business Calculus I

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

MATH& 151

Calculus I

5

STUDENTS WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN AMATH 160V, AMATH 170V, AMATH 170X, AMATH 180V AND/OR AMATH 180X CAN SUBSTITUTE CREDITS WITH SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING: COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ACCT 273

Government and Non-Profit Accounting

5

BIOL& 160

General Biology

5

CHEM& 121

General Chemistry

5

ECON& 201

Microeconomics

5

ECON& 202

Macroeconomics

5

GEOL& 101

Introduction to Physical Geology

5

MATH 085

Beginning Algebra

5

MATH 095

Intermediate Algebra

5

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 148

Business Calculus

5

*Core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. **Students must successfully complete 2 of the 3 Excel groups (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced courses and labs).

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 110 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 105 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

This program builds upon the fundamental skills learned in the Accounting Paraprofessional program. This program provides additional training in specialized areas including managerial/ cost accounting, governmental and non-profit accounting, federal and state business taxes, earn an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 160V

Basic Math for Accounting

CREDITS 2

ACCT 110*

Introduction to Financial Accounting (Hybrid)

4

ACCT 110L*

Introduction to Financial Accounting Lab

1

ACCT 132

Basic Excel (Hybrid)**

3

ACCT 132L

Basic Excel Lab**

1

AMATH 170V

Applied Math for Accounting

2

AMATH 170X

Applied Math for Accounting Lab

1

HUM 101

Human Relations (Hybrid)

3

ACCT 160

Human Relations in an Accounting Office

3

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ENGL 075

Business English

4

ACCT 105

Computer Skills

1

ACCT 284

Job Search Skills (Hybrid)

1

ACCT 284L

Job Search Skills Lab

1

APP 105

Introduction to Keyboarding

1

ACCT& 201*

Principles of Accounting I

5

ACCT 232

Intermediate Excel (Hybrid)**

4

ACCT 232L

Intermediate Excel Lab**

1

AMATH 180V

Algebra for the Paraprofessional

2

AMATH 180X

Algebra for the Paraprofessional Lab

1

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ACCT 124

Small Business Accounting (Hybrid)

CREDITS

ACCT 124L

Small Business Accounting Lab

1

ACCT 143

Beginning Algebra for Accounting

2

ACCT 277

Business Taxes (Hybrid)

2

ACCT 179

Taxation I - Individuals (Hybrid)

4

ACCT 179 (L)

Taxation I - Individuals

1

ACCT& 202*

Principals of Accounting II (Hybrid)

5

4

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QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ACCT 224

Financial Applications (Hybrid)

CREDITS

ACCT 224L

Financial Applications Lab

1

MATH 095

Intermediate Algebra

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

2

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ACCT& 203*

Principles of Accounting III (Hybrid)

CREDITS 5

ACCT 275

Taxation II - Business Entities (Hybrid)

3

BUS& 201

Business Law (Hybrid)

5

MATH& 141

Pre-Calculus I

5

QUARTER 6 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ACCT 273

Government and Non-Profit Accounting (Hybrid)

CREDITS 5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

OPTIONAL COURSES COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ACCT 234

Advanced Excel**

CREDITS

ACCT 234L

Advanced Excel Lab**

(1)

ACCT 294

Cooperative Work Experience (optional)

(2)

(3)

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ACCT 273

Government and Non-Profit Accounting

5

ECON& 201

Microeconomics

5

ECON& 202

Macroeconomics

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COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MATH 110

College Algebra

4

MATH& 141

Pre-Calculus I

1

MATH& 142

Pre-Calculus II

5

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 148

Business Calculus I

5

MATH& 151

Business Calculus

5

STUDENTS WHO DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN AMATH 160V, AMATH 170V, AMATH 170X, AMATH 180V AND/OR AMATH 180X CAN SUBSTITUTE CREDITS WITH SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING: COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ACCT 273

Government and Non-Profit Accounting

5

BIOL& 160

General Biology

5

CHEM& 121

Introduction to Chemistry

5

ECON& 201

Microeconomics

5

ECON& 202

Macroeconomics

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

GEOL& 101

Introduction to Physical Geology

5

MATH 085

Beginning Algebra

5

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 148

Business Calculus

5

*Core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. *Students must successfully complete 1 of the 3 Courses

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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ADMIN OFFICE MGMT/ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL-BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 78 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 98 credits

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT | BUSINESS TECH

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring Quarter Summer w/ Permission

Learn skills to start and run a small-business or manage someone else’s. Learn about management, accounting, marketing, human relations, and other skills, and apply the skills and concepts through a cooperative education option or internship. To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, students must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. The General Education requirements are listed below. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AOM 111*

Introduction to Business

CREDITS 5

AOM 117*

Concept to Commercialization

5

AOM 151*

Principles of Supervision

5

AMATH 171V*

Business Math/Calculators

5

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AOM 115*

Marketing Through Customer Service

CREDITS 4

AOM 118*

Small Business Marketing

5

AOM 121*

Office Accounting

5

AOM 185*

Human Relations in the Office

4

ENGL 075*

Business English

4

QUARTER 3

68

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AOM 112*

Business Law

5

AOM 119*

Financing a Small Business

5

AOM 122*

Applied Office Accounting

5

ENGL 085*

Business Communications

4

AOM 291

Office Management and Job Search

4

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QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AOM 101*

Principles of Operation Management

5

AOM 120*

Planning for Small Business

4

HUM 101*

Human Relations

3

OPTIONAL COURSES COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AOM 294

Cooperative Work Experience (Optional)

CREDITS 1-8

FIVE ELECTIVE CREDITS SELECTED FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSE TITLE

ACCT 124

Small Business Accounting

CREDITS 4

ACCT 124L

Small Business Accounting Lab

1

ACCT 284

Job Search Skills

1

ACCT 284L

Job Search Skills Lab

1

AOM 116

Applied Computer Applications

1

APP 101

Introduction to Windows I

1

APP 102

Introduction to Windows II

1

APP 116

Word II

1

APP 121

Excel II

1

APP 125

Access I

1

APP 126

Access II

1

APP 146

PowerPoint II

1

APP 170

Photoshop I

1

APP 175

Dreamweaver I

1

ECON& 201

Microeconomics

5

ECON& 202

Macroeconomics

5

ENGL& 102

Writing From Research

5

MATH 110

College Algebra

5

MATH& 141

Precalculus I

5

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 148

Business Calculus I

5

MATH& 148

Business Calculus I

5

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COURSE #

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175

Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition or

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5 5

* All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or higher (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue.

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE MANAGEMENT/ OFFICE MANAGEMENT Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 74 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 94 credits

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE MANAGEMENT | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter

Preparing for a successful career in office management takes time, energy, and commitment. In this track, students learn the skills needed to manage a business through hands-on application of business concepts. Course topics include accounting, business law, communications, human relations, marketing, Microsoft Office applications, office procedures, operations management, and supervision. To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. The General Education requirements are listed below. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APP 115

Word I

CREDITS 1

APP 120

Excel I

1

AOM 111*

Introduction to Business

5

AOM 151*

Principles of Supervision

5

AMATH 171V*

Business Math/Calculators

5

QUARTER 2

70

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APP 150

Publisher I

1

APP 145

PowerPoint I

1

AOM 121*

Office Accounting

5

AOM 185*

Human Relations in the Office

4

AOM 115*

Marketing Through Customer Service

4

ENGL 075*

Business English

4

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APP 110

Outlook I

CREDITS

APP 111

Outlook II

1

AOM 112*

Business Law

5

AOM 122*

Applied Office Accounting

5

AOM 291*

Office Management Job Search

4

ENGL 085*

Business Communication

4

1

QUARTER 4 COURSE TITLE

AOM 142*

Office Procedures

CREDITS 5

AOM 101*

Principles of Operation Management

5

HUM 101*

Human Relations

3

AOM 294

Cooperative Work Experience (OPTIONAL)

(1-8)

OPTIONAL COURSES COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AOM 294

Cooperative Work Experience (optional)

CREDITS (1-8)

FIVE CREDITS OF ELECTIVE SELECTED FROM THE FOLLOWING:

{ {

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APP 101

Introduction to Windows I

1

APP 102

Introduction to Windows II

1

APP 116

Word II

1

APP 121

Excel II

1

APP 125

Access I

1

APP 126

Access II

1

APP 146

PowerPoint II

1

APP 170

Photoshop I

1

APP 175

Dreamweaver I

1

ACCT 124

Small Business Accounting

4

ACCT 124L

Small Business Accounting Lab

1

ACCT 284

Job Search Skill

1

ACCT 284L

Job Search Skills Lab

1

ECON& 201

Microeconomics

5

ECON& 202

Macroeconomics

5

ENGL& 102

Writing Form Research

5

MATH 100

College Algebra

5

MATH& 141

Pre-Calculus I

5

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 148

Business Calculus I

5

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175

Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

CREDITS

5 5

*Core Courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

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Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 94 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 114 Credits

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

This program provides entry level training leading to a Certificate of Completion. Curriculum is based on the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) standards and guidelines. Course work includes the following: medical terminology, pharmacology, EKG

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analysis, anesthesia equipment principles and applications, and general medical knowledge. Included in the program are intensive clinical experiences in local area hospitals. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements (two [2] attempts per course only). To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Science–Transfer (AAS-T) degree, students must complete the certificate program and meet the general education course requirements.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ANES 100

Healthcare Provider CPR/First and AED and Bloodborne Pathogens

2

ANES 101

Introduction to Anesthesia Technology

5

ANES 103

Anesthesia Technology Lab I

4

ANES 105

Pharmacology I

3

ANES 108

Medical Terminology

3

ANES 109

Microbiology

3

ANES 112

Operation Room Environment

3

AMATH 160G

Medical Math

3

QUARTER 2

74

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ANES 102

Anesthesia Equipment: Principles & Applications

6

ANES 104

Anesthesia Technology Lab II

4

ANES 106

Pharmacology II

3

ANES 107

Law and Ethics of Healthcare

3

ANES 110

EKG Analysis

2

ANES 111

Patient Care Skills

3

ANES 171

Communications

3

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CREDITS

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ANES 181

Human Relations

3

ANES 191

Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum I

6

ANES 192

Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum II

6

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ANES 193

Anesthesia Technology Clinical Practicum III

6

ANES 194

Certificate Exam Prep

3

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE TITLE

BIOL 105

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS-T DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CHEM& 121

General Chemistry

5

MATH 146

Intro to Statistics

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication or

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

* All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or better (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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COURSE #

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APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER Technology Certificate of Completion: 75 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall or winter Quarter

This is a one-year certificate option in the two-year Computer Science certificate/degree program. Students enrolled in the Computer Science program may opt to exit in one year the Applications Developer certificate program are qualified for job titles including: Website Developer, Database Designer, PC Support Specialist, Entry-level Software Tester, and Digital Imaging Specialist.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CSI 101

PC Hardware and Networking

CREDITS 7

CSI 102

Office Applications and Business Communications

7

CSI 152

Introduction to Programming

7

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CSI 147

Web Design

7

CSI 154

Introduction to C# Programming

7

CSI 156

Introduction to Database Theory and Design

7

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after completing the requirements for a certificate as an Applications Developer. Graduates of

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CSI 145

Web Graphics

7

CSI 155

Object – Oriented Programming with C#

7

CSI 156

Applied Database Development

7

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CSI 171

Software Testing

CREDITS 4

CSI 172

Computer Mathematics

4

CSI 182

Leadership and Teamwork in Systems Analysis

4

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AUTOBODY REPAIR & REFINISHING Automotive Certificate of Completion: 134 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 154 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

This program prepares students for entrance into the automotive collision repair industry. All courses are taught in accordance with recommended industry procedures and standards set forth by industry recognized organizations such as the National Institute for Automotive AUTOBODY REPAIR & REFINISHING | AUTOMOTIVE

Service Excellence (ASE) and the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (ICAR). The program courses are divided into five main areas of study: Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair, Mechanical and Electrical Components, Plastics and Adhesives, and Painting and Refinishing.

All shop training is performed using

state-of-the-art tools and equipment within one of the most modern facilities in the nation. Emphasis is placed on safety and professionalism. In order to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. Students holding a recent Certificate of Completion from RTC should contact Enrollment Services for degree options. This program articulates with TechPrep programs through the South King County TechPrep Consortium.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ABDY 100

Intro to Collision Repair

CREDITS 2

ABDY 101

Estimating I

6

ABDY 102

Surface Preparation and Masking

5

ABDY 105

Paint Application I

6

ABDY 111

HAZMAT, Personal Safety, and Refinish Safety

2

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR and AED

2

QUARTER 2

78

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ABDY 112

Welding for Autobody Repair

ABDY 113

Autobody Repair Industry Careers

1

ABDY 114

Autobody Construction I

5

ABDY 116

Autobody Plastics Repair and Refinishing

3

ABDY 171

Communications for Autobody Repair

3

AMATH 160J

Math for Autobody Repair

3

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CREDITS 7

Careers Start Here

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ABDY 123

Straightening Metal

14

ABDY 128

Autobody Structure and Mechanics

3

ABDY 129

Shop Management/Communication

2

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ABDY 159

Live Autobody Repair and Refinishing

CREDITS 9

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ABDY 231

Estimating II

CREDITS

ABDY 232

Impact Analysis and Repair

3

ABDY 234

Autobody Construction II

4

ABDY 235

Door and Quarter Panel Replacement

5

ABDY 280

Shop Safety and Human Relations

2

6

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ABDY 106

Color Theory, Application, Tinting and Blending

CREDITS

ABDY 240

Advanced Autobody Repair

8

ABDY 241

Advanced Surface Preparation and Masking

4

ABDY 242

Paint Application II

4

ABDY 243

Auto Detail

2

ABDY 295

Co-op I* (optional)

5

2

QUARTER 7 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ABDY 250

Collision Related Mechanical Repair

CREDITS 11

ABDY 259

Live Autobody Repair and Refinishing

9

ABDY 291

Job Search Skills

2

ABDY 296

Co-op II*(optional)

AUTOBODY REPAIR & REFINISHING | AUTOMOTIVE

QUARTER 6

(10)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175

Applied Math for Business & Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENG 100

Applied Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

This program is comprised of 29 courses of instruction. A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of a 2.0 grade or better in all courses.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR Automotive Certificate of Completion: 66 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR | AUTOMOTIVE

The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician program is the entry point for both the Automotive Technology and ITEC Automotive Repair Technician programs. Students receive three quarters of ASE / NATEF training in a hands-on, live-work environment and a quarter of internship in an approved automotive repair facility where students can put their skills to work in a real work environment. Successful students should be able to pass ASE Certification exams in Maintenance and Light Repair, Brakes, Steering & Suspension, and Heating & Air Conditioning. Successful students may choose to advance to either the Automotive Technology or the ITEC Automotive Service Technician program for more advanced training in vehicle power trains and electronics.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR & AED

CREDITS

AUTC 101

Safety/Environmental Issues

2

AUTC 112

Maintenance and Light Repair

8

AUTC 117

Electrical Systems

8

2

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AUTC 118

Brakes

CREDITS 9

AUTC 132

Steering and Suspension

9

AMATH 178J

Automotive Mathematics

3

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AUTC 191

Internship I

CREDITS 13

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AUTC 124

Heating and Air Conditioning

CREDITS 6

AUTC 171

Written Communications

3

AUTC 180

Human Relations/Customer Relations

3

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY Automotive Certificate of Completion: 50 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters

This three-quarter program is a follow-on to the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair certificate. As an ASE/NATEF Master Certified provider of technical education training, this program prepares students for the challenges of working on today’s sophisticated and complex automobiles. Students learn all aspects of automotive repair and are provided with hands-on training in real-world shop environments using modern state of the art technologically advanced an ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certificate. Students are provided the opportunity for ASE certification in Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Drive Train, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Performance, and Advanced Engine Diagnostics. By combining mechanical, electronic, math, communication and problem-solving skills with hands-on training, students develop a solid foundation to ensure their success in the automotive field. This program articulates with TechPrep programs through the South King County TechPrep Consortium.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY | AUTOMOTIVE

equipment and facilities. Students graduate with a Washington State Emission Certification and

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AUTC 228

Engine Repair

CREDITS 6

AUTC 233

Manual Drive Train and Axles

6

AUTC 204

Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

6

QUARTER 6 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AUTC 216

Engine Performance

CREDITS 8

AUCT 226

Advanced Electronics

8

AUTC 281

Emission Certification

3

QUARTER 7 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AUTC 293

Internship II

CREDITS 13

This program is comprised of 29 courses of instruction. A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of a 2.0 grade or better in all courses.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ITEC Automotive Certificate of Completion: n/a

Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 143 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters

Automotive Technology/ITEC is a four -quarter Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program option that is a follow-on to the Light Maintenance & Repair certificate.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ITEC | AUTOMOTIVE

Students receive training in all eight NATEF/ASE automotive repair areas (Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train, Automatic Transmission, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical/ Electronic Systems, and Engine Performance).

Students gain

real work experience in the automotive shop environment and develop the competencies of a professional automotive technician. Students are provided the opportunity for ASE certification in all eight automotive categories and Washington State Authorized Emission Specialist certification. In addition to the technical courses, four General Education courses are required to obtain an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AUTC 293

Internship II

CREDITS 13

QUARTER 6 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AUTC 228

Engine Repair

CREDITS 6

AUTC 233

Manual Drive Train and Axles

6

AUTC 204

Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

6

QUARTER 7 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AUTC 216

Engine Performance

CREDITS 8

AUCT 226

Advanced Electronics

8

AUTC 281

Emission Certification

3

QUARTER 8

84

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AUTC 294

Summer Internship

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CREDITS 7

Careers Start Here

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 175

Applied Math for Business & Industry

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100

Applied Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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AUTOMOTIVE, FORD ASSET Automotive Certificate of Completion: n/a

Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 142 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter “bi-yearly”

Ford ASSET is a joint effort of Ford Motor Company, Renton Technical College, and a sponsoring Ford or Lincoln dealership. The ASSET program utilizes specific periods (approximately nine weeks) of classroom/lab instruction alternating with specific periods of full-time work

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experience at a Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealership. Technical training on Ford automotive products is provided in all Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) repair areas plus specific Ford Motor Company Service Technician Specialty Training certification courses and covers the latest development of Ford technology including: engines, fuel management, electronics, transmission/ transaxles, brake systems, and air conditioning. The program applies, in a real work setting, what a student learns during the previous instructional session. The student becomes familiar with the dealership environment and the organizational structure while developing competencies that are expected of a professional automotive technician.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

FAS 101

Safety and Environmental Issues

CREDITS 2

FAS 111

Pre-Delivery Inspection

1

FAS 112

Basic Shop Skills

1

FAS 115

Electrical/Electronic Systems

9

FAS 191

Cooperative Training I Part A

4

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR and AED

2

QUARTER 2

86

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

FAS 118

Brake Systems

4

FAS 119

Steering and Suspension Systems

8

FAS 192

Cooperative Training I Part B

5

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

FAS 120

Engine Repair

6

FAS 193

Cooperative Training II

9

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 177J

Automotive Mathematics

FAS 123

Diesel Fundamentals

2

FAS 124

Climate Control Systems

5

FAS 171

Written Communications

3

3

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

FAS 216

Manual Transmissions and Drivetrains

CREDITS 6

FAS 294

Cooperative Training III

9

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

FAS 217

Automatic Transmissions

CREDITS 6

FAS 295

Cooperative Training IV

9

QUARTER 7 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

FAS 223

Engine Performance

CREDITS 14

FAS 227

Emissions Certificate

3

FAS 282

Human Relations/Workplace Skills

3

FAS 296

Cooperative Training V Part A

2

QUARTER 8 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

FAS 297

Cooperative Training V Part B

CREDITS 6

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QUARTER 6

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175

Applied Math for Business & Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100

Applied Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcripts and evaluation of course work.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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BAND INSTRUMENT REPAIR TECHNOLOGY Manufacturing & Product Service Technology Certificate of Completion: 72 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 92 credits

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Mid-August or with Instructor Permission.

BAND INSTRUMENT REPAIR TECHNOLOGY | PRODUCT SERVICE

This program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in the band instrument repair and service trade. Students receive instruction in repair, maintenance, and adjustment of instruments belonging to the woodwind, brass, and percussion families. Special emphasis is placed on those skills, which make students employable in repair of these instruments. Related instruction is provided in safety, employment skills, and environmental concerns. To earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

BIR 101

Introduction to Band Instrument Repair

BIR 102

Shop Practices and Safety for Band Instrument Repair

1

BIR 103

Band Instrument Cleaning and Sanitation

2

BIR 104

Soldering and Brazing Techniques

2

BIR 123

Woodwind Padding Techniques

4

BIR 185

Human Relations for Band Instrument Repair

3

BIR 191

String Instrument Repair for Band Instrument Repair

4

BIR 192

Machining Topics for Band Instrument Repair

4

AMATH 161V

Mathematics for Band Instrument Repair

3

1

QUARTER 2

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

BIR 115

Dent Removal Techniques

BIR 122

The Percussion Instruments

1

BIR 124

Clarinet Family Repair Techniques

6

BIR 126

lute Family Repair Techniques

6

BIR 134

Woodwind Performance and Testing Techniques

1

BIR 135

Piston Valve Instrument Repair Techniques

4

BIR 137

Rotary Valve Instrument Repair Techniques

4

BIR 144

Brasswind Performance and Testing Techniques

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COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

BIR 125

axophone Family Repair Techniques

6

BIR 130

Advanced Woodwind Repair Techniques

4

BIR 136

Advanced Brass Repair Techniques

4

BIR 138

Trombone Repair Techniques

4

BIR 150

Capstone Project in Band Instrument Repair

1

BIR 173

Written and Oral Communications for Band Instrument Repair

3

BIR 188

Employment Skills for Band Instrument Repair

1

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AMATH 185

Applied Algebra for Business and Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100

Applied Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

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BAND INSTRUMENT REPAIR WITH/GUITAR TECHNOLOGY Manufacturing & Product Service Technology Certificate of Completion: 91 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 111 credits

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Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Students may enter June or Fall Quarter

This four quarter program prepares graduates for entry-level employment into the band instrument and fretted string instrument repair and service trade.  Students receive instruction in repair, maintenance, and adjustment of instruments belonging to the woodwind, brass, fretted string and percussion families.  Special emphasis is placed on those skills, which make students employable in repair of these instruments.  Related instruction is provided in safety, employment skills, and environmental concerns. To earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

BIR 101

Introduction to Band Instrument Repair

BIR 102

Shop Practices and Safety for Band Instrument Repair

1

BIR 103

Band Instrument Cleaning and Sanitization

2

BIR 104

Soldering and Brazing Techniques

2

BIR 123

Woodwind Padding Techniques

4

BIR 185

Human Relations for Band Instrument Repair

3

BIR 191

String Instrument Repair for Band Instrument Repair

4

BIR 192

Machining Topics for Band Instrument Repair

4

AMATH 161V

Mathematics for Band Instrument Repair

3

1

QUARTER 2

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

BIR 115

Dent Removal Techniques

2

BIR 122

The Percussion Instruments

1

BIR 124

Clarinet Family Repair Techniques

6

BIR 126

Flute Family Repair Techniques

6

BIR 134

Woodwind Performances and Testing Techniques

1

BIR 135

Piston Valve Instrument Repair Techniques

4

BIR 137

Rotary Valve Instrument Repair Techniques

4

BIR 144

Brasswind Performance and Testing Techniques

1

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

BIR 125

Saxophone Family Repair Techniques

6

BIR 130

Advanced Woodwind Repair Techniques

4

BIR 136

Advanced Brass Repair Techniques

4

BIR 138

Trombone Repair Techniques

4

BIR 150

Capstone Project in Band Instrument Repair

1

BIR 173

Written and Oral Communications for Band Instrument Repair

3

BIR 188

Employment Skills for Band Instrument Repair

1

QUARTER 4 COURSE TITLE

STRN 100

Introduction to String Repair

CREDITS 1

STRN 110

Guitar Set-up

3

STRN 120

Electric Guitar

3

STRN 130

Basic Guitar Structural Repair

3

STRN 140

Fret Services

3

STRN 190

Capstone Project

1

STRN 210

Advanced Structural Repair

3

STRN 220

Finishing Techniques

2

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COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 185

Applied Algebra for Business and Industry

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100

Applied Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

*All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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BASIC COMPUTER APPLICATION Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 13 credits

Monday - Friday | Varies

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Open entry

This program prepares students for employment in a variety of entry-level office positions. You receive hands-on computer training in the Windows operating system and the popular PowerPoint, and Publisher. Keyboarding skills are recommended for entering students.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

APP 101

Introduction to Windows I

1

APP 102

Introduction to Windows II

1

APP 105

Introduction to Keyboarding

1

APP 106

Keyboarding Skillbuilding I

1

APP 110

Outlook I

1

APP 115

Word I

1

APP 116

Word II

1

APP 120

Excel I

1

APP 121

Excel II

1

APP 125

Access I

1

APP 140

Using the Internet I

1

APP 145

PowerPoint I

1

APP 150

Publisher I

1

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software applications found in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access,

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BASIC MACHINING Manufacturing & Product Service Technology Certificate of Completion: 81 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Winter Quarter

This program prepares students to be manual machinists. Students learn to use conventional lathes and milling machines, as well as grinders and other equipment commonly found in manufacturing facilities.

Students learn manufacturing theory and practical skills, as well

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as blueprint reading, math, communications and human relations. The program lab includes many brands of machining equipment, so students will become comfortable using a variety of controls and displays. This program articulates with Tech Prep programs through the South King County Tech Prep Consortium.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MTEC 101

Machine Technology I

MTEC 111

Blueprint Reading I

3

MTEC 121

Machining Fundamentals - Lathe

8

MTEC 171

Communications I

1

AMATH 176S

Basic Math for Machining

6

4

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MTEC 103

Machine Technology II

MTEC 113

Blueprint Reading II

3

MTEC 123

Machining Fundamentals – Mill

8

MTEC 172

Communications II

1

MTEC 185

Human Relations

1

AMATH 186S

Algebra for Machine Technology

6

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MTEC 105

Machine Technology III

3

MTEC 115

Blueprint Reading III

3

MTEC 125

Machining Fundamentals - Precision Machining

8

MTEC 130

Basic Metrology

1

MTEC 173

Communications III

1

AMATH 187S

AMATH 187S Geometry for Machine Technology

6

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MTEC 140

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

8

AMATH 188S

Trigonometry for Machining

7

This program is comprised of 19 core courses of instruction. All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING Technology Certificate of Completion: 24 credits

Monday - Friday | TBD

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Quarter

This program is intended for those individuals who wish to obtain employment in career fields where the production of technical drawings is an integral part of the organization’s day-to-

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day operations. Course offerings are tailored to program administration and address specific skill specialization areas within the drafting profession. The total course of instruction takes 15 credits, with a Certificate of Completion awarded. This program can be completed in as little as three quarters, but actual completion time will be a factor of individual student desires and scheduling. Four quarters is considered nominal time to finish. All courses must be completed as listed for a certificate to be awarded, unless evidence of prior learning can be provided. These also are available to industry professionals and others who have had prior computer aided drafting experience and wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge in specific areas. Students are welcome to take any course when offered which they feel may be of benefit and for which they have met any listed prerequisites. All courses emphasize hands-on training and are taught using the latest versions of AutoCAD software. Practical application is stressed wherever possible. Renton Technical College is an authorized Autodesk® Training Center.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

DFTS 114

AutoCAD® - Level I

CREDITS 3

DFTS 116

AutoCAD® - Level II

3

DFTS 118

AutoCAD® - Level III

3

DFTS 140

Programming for AutoCAD®

6

This program is comprised of 29 courses of instruction. A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of a 2.0 grade or better in all courses.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 19 credits

Monday - Friday | TBA

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Summer and Winter Quarter

This program is designed to provide the training and the clinical experience required to prepare you for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST). It can also be your first step towards a career in the healthcare field. You gain knowledge of National and International You study the principles of microbiology

with emphasis on decontamination, disinfection and sterilization, with an over view of medical terminology, fundamentals of human anatomy, proper care and handling of surgical instrumentation, basic surgical instrument identification, inventory control, distribution, purchasing, and healthcare trends. An internship at a local hospital is included in the program.

SUMMER START - QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CST 101

Central Service Technician Fundamentals

6

CST 102

Healthcare Provider First Aid/CPR, AED & Bloodborne Pathogens

2

CST 103

Central Service Technician Skills Laboratory

2

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CST 191

Central Service Clinical Practicum

3

CST 192

Central Service Clinical Practicum II

6

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standards for decontamination and sterilization.

WINTER START - QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CST 101

Central Service Technician Fundamentals

CREDITS 6

CST 102

Healthcare Provider First Aid/CPR, AED & Bloodborne Pathogens

2

CST 103

Central Service Technician Skills Laboratory

2

CST 191

Central Service Clinical Practicum I

3

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CST 192

Central Service Clinical Practicum II

CREDITS 6

* This program is comprised of 5 courses of instruction. All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses and require achieving a C (2.0) or better (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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CERTIFIED MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN Allied Health Certificate of Completion: n/a

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 158 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

CERTIFIED MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN | ALLIED HEALTH

This program prepares students as a Certified Medical Laboratory Technician.

Graduates

provide clinical information for disease prevention, medical diagnosis, and treatment of patients by processing specimens and performing laboratory tests by manual and automated systems. Graduates may work in hospital labs, private clinical labs, industrial labs, research facilities, environmental labs, veterinary laboratories, or public health. Clinical rotations and specialty areas are subject to change.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

BIOL& 105

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

5

BIOL& 160

General Biology

5

CHEM& 121

General Chemistry

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

HLTH 105

Medical Terminology

3

MATH 085

Beginning Algebra

5

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 170

Math for Health Sciences

5

BIOL& 260

Microbiology

5

MATH 095

Intermediate Algebra

5

MLT 101

Clinical Laboratory Procedures I

3

MLT 102

Fundamentals of MLT

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

QUARTER 3

100

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MATH 146

Statistics

5

MLT 103

Laboratory Safety, CPR, HIV

2

MLT 104

Coagulation

2

MLT 105

Coagulation Lab

1

MLT 109

Multicultural Applications

3

MLT 115

Hematology

6

MLT 116

Hematology Lab

3

MLT 180

Human Relations I

2

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QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MLT 120

Immunhemotology

6

MLT 121

Immunhemotology Lab

2

MLT 183

Human Relations II

3

QUARTER 5 COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MLT 106

Law and Ethics

3

MLT 107

Blood Bank Foundations

4

MLT 108

Blood Bank Lab

1

MLT 110

Clinical Fundamental Chemistry

5

MLT 118

Microbiology for MLT

6

MLT 119

Microbiology Lab

3

MLT 170

Communications

3

QUARTER 6 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MLT 111

Urinalysis

CREDITS

MLT 112

Urinalysis Lab

2

MLT 113

Parasitology

4

MLT 114

Parasitology Lab

3

MLT 117

Advanced Chemistry for MLT

6

MLT 181

Professional Development

3

6

QUARTER 7 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MLT 190

Clinical I

CREDITS 5

MLT 191

Clinical II

5

MLT 192

Clinical III

5

MLT 194

Preceptorship Clinical

3

This program is comprised of 40 courses of instruction. All courses required for the Associate of Applied Science - Transfer degree are designated as core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or better (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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CERTIFIED OFFICE PROFESSIONAL–EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Business Technology Certificate of Completion: n/a

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 104 credits

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Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

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Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter Quarter or with Instructor Permission.

Students receive extensive hands-on experience using the Windows operating system and business software such as Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Emphasis is placed on developing oral and written communication skills, understanding current office procedures, working in teams, and developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. This program provides a foundation for students in preparing for industry certifications such as MOS®, IC3, CAP/OM and OPAC. Our graduates are gaining employment fully confident in their abilities to meet the needs of today’s office in fields such as banking, hi-tech, service, manufacturing, educational and government agencies. A cooperative education or internship option is required. Transfer credit from other institutions is considered upon validation of transcript and course work.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SECY 100

Operating System and Internet

5

APP 101

Introduction to Windows I

1

APP 102

Introduction to Windows II

1

SECY 152

Integrated Business Procedures I

6

APP 115

Word I

1

SECY 170

Communication with Technology I

2

APP 105

Introduction to Keyboarding

1

ENGL 075

Business English

4

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QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

SECY 150

Office Suite I

3

APP 145

PowerPoint I

1

APP 146

PowerPoint II

1

APP 110

Outlook I

1

APP 111

Outlook II

1

AMATH 166V

Integrated Financial Applications

7

SECY 171

Communication with Technology II

2

APP 106

Keyboarding Skillbuilding I

1

ENGL 085

Business Communication

4

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SECY 151

Office Suite II

CREDITS 3

APP 120

Excel I

1

APP 121

Excel II

1

APP 125

Access I

1

APP 126

Access II

1

SECY 153

Integrated Business Procedures II

6

APP 116

Word II

1

SECY 172

Communication with Technology III

5

HUM 101

Human Relations

3

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

SECY 190

Applied Professional Training I

2

SECY 191

Applied Professional Training II

6

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication OR another Gen Ed of Choice

5

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

SECY 290

Certification Preparation I

3

SECY 294

Cooperative Work Experience/Internship

5

APP 107

Keyboarding Skillbuilding II

1

AMATH 175

Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry OR

5

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QUARTER 3

A Gen Ed of Choice; if load is too heavy, a Gen Ed can be moved to 6th Quarter

QUARTER 6 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

SECY 291

Certification Preparation II

3

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

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CERTIFIED OFFICE PROFESSIONAL–OFFICE SUPPORT SPECIALIST Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 73 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

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Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

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Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter Quarter or with Instructor Permission.

Experience hands-on computer training for the foundation necessary for an entry-level career position in today’s office as a receptionist or office support specialist. In addition to keyboarding and hands-on training on computers using the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office applications, students study business math, business English, human relations and customer service, and develop general clerical skills. This program provides a foundation for students in preparing for industry certifications such as MOS®, IC® and OPAC. A cooperative education option or internship may be available.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

SECY 100

Operating System and Internet

5

SECY 152

Integrated Business Procedures I

6

SECY 170

Communication with Technology I

2

ENGL 075

Business English

4

APP 101

Introduction to Windows I

1

APP 102

Introduction to Windows II

1

APP 105

Introduction to Keyboarding

1

APP 115

Word I

1

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SECY 150

Office Suite I

3

SECY 171

Communication with Technology II

2

APP 106

Keyboarding Skillbuilding I

1

AMATH 166V

Integrated Financial Applications

7

ENGL 085

Business Communication

4

APP 145

PowerPoint I

1

APP 146

PowerPoint II

1

APP 110

Outlook I

1

APP 111

Outlook II

1

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

SECY 151

Office Suite II

3

SECY 153

Integrated Business Procedures II

6

SECY 172

Communication with Technology II

5

HUM 101

Human Relations

3

APP 121

Excel II

1

APP 125

Access I

1

APP 126

Access II

1

APP 116

Word II

1

APP 120

Excel I

1

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SECY 190

Applied Professional Training I

CREDITS 2

SECY 191

Applied Professional Training II

6

APP 107

Keyboarding Skillbuilding II

1

OPTIONAL COURSES COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SECY 294

Cooperative Work Experience (OPTIONAL)

CREDITS (5)

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CIVIL CADD Technology Certificate of Completion: 81 credits

Monday - Friday | 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 101 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings in support of civil engineers engaged in designing and executing projects such as highways, dams, bridges, tunnels and other facilities, as well as commercial and residential development projects. The students learn to produce site/civil drawings, layouts and designs under the supervision of an engineer or senior designers. The program includes instruction in basic civil engineering principles, mapping, computer-aided drafting (CAD), pipe drafting, CIVIL CADD | TECHNOLOGY

survey interpretation and blueprint reading. To earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education (see below).

QUARTER 1 COURSE # CIV 113

COURSE TITLE Introduction to Computer Aided Design

CREDITS 5

CIV 101

Introduction to Civil Drafting

5

CIV 131

Computer Familiarization

4

CIVS 106

Orthographic Projections and Sections

3

AMTH 171J

Technical Mathematics for Civil I

9

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CIV - 121

Introduction to Field Surveying

5

CIV - 248

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

5

CIV - 125

Road Design

4

AMATH 172J

Technical Mathematics for Civil II

3

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CIV - 163

Physics for Civil CADD

CIV - 159

Scheduling and Estimating

5

CIV - 152

CAD Standards

4

CIV - 153

CAD Customization

3

CIV - 156

Subdivision Layout

3

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QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CIV - 291

Civil CADD Practicum

5

CIV - 173

Technical Writing for Civil CADD

5

CIV - 183

Human Relations and Workplace Readiness

4

CIV - 294

Cooperative Education/Internship (optional)

3

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 185

Applied Math, for Business & Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

*All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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COMMERCIAL BUILDING ENGINEER Construction & Building Technology Certificate of Completion: 129credits

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 149 credits

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ; 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday | 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ; 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring Quarter

This program is designed so students can enroll for mornings, afternoons, or evenings to

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boiler operations, and hazardous waste management. Students learn to regulate and maintain heating, cooling, and ventilation systems for commercial buildings. An emphasis is placed on practical experience and hands-on training whenever possible. This program is a recognized “School of Technology” by the cities of Seattle and Tacoma advisory boards. This program offers a Commercial Building Engineering certificate of completion and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Commercial Building Engineering. To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. The General Education requirements are listed below. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work.

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 170S

Math Refresher

4

CBE 101

Fundamentals of Electricity and Lab

6

CBE 102

Advance Electrical and Lab

5

CBE 103

National Electrical Code

4

CBE 104

Computer Fundamentals and Lab

6

CBE 105

Boiler Operators

8

CBE 106

Boiler Lab

4

CBE 107

Refrigeration and A/C Fundamentals

4

CBE 108

Refrigeration Lab

2

CBE 205

Fire and Life Safety Systems

6

CBE 111

Control Fundamentals

7

CBE 112

Pneumatic Controls and Lab

6

CBE 113

Preventive Maintenance and Lab

4

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CBE 115

Refrigeration and A/C Systems

CREDITS 5

CBE 116

HVAC/Plumbing Distribution

4

CBE 117

Safety and Health

2

CBE 118

Critical Systems

4

CBE 150

Hazardous Waste Management

3

CBE 170

Communications for the Stationary Engineer

4

CBE 180

Human Relations and Leadership Skills

4

CBE 190

LEED Green Building

4

CBE 201

Direct Digital Controls and Lab

5

CBE 202

Advanced Direct Digital Controls and Labs

4

CBE 203

Energy Conservation and Lab

4

CBE 204

Architectural Prints and Lab

5

CBE 206

Air and Water Balancing and Lab

6

CBE 207

Indoor Air Quality

6

CBE 208

Instrumentation for Stationary Engineers

3

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 185

Applied Algebra, for Business & Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

This program is comprised of 29 courses of instruction. A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of a 2.0 grade or better in all courses.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m .- 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 94 credits

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Students may enter at any time

This program prepares students for employment in a variety of entry-level office positions. You receive hands-on computer training in the Windows operating system and the popular software COMPUTER APPLICATIONS | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

applications found in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint,

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and Publisher. Keyboarding skills are recommended for entering students. (Students entering without keyboarding skills may take longer to complete.) To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APP 085

Applications Orientation

2

APP 105

Introduction to Keyboarding

1

APP 101

Introduction to Windows I

1

APPL 101

Introduction to Windows I Skills

2

APP 102

Introduction to Windows II

1

APPL 102

Introduction to Windows II Skills

2

APP 140

Using the Internet I

1

APPL 140

Internet I Skills

2

APP 141

Using the Internet II

1

APPL 141

Internet II Skills

2

APP 115

Word I

1

APP 116

Word II

1

APP 180

Beginning Skill Development

5

AMATH 165V

Business Math

2

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QUARTER 2 COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

APP 106

Keyboarding Skillbuilding I

1

APP 130

HTML Design I*

1

APP 131

HTML Design II*

1

APP 110

Outlook I

1

APPL 110

Outlook I Skills

2

APP 111

Outlook II

1

APPL 111

Outlook II Skills

2

APP 120

Excel I

1

APP 121

Excel II

1

APP 125

Access I

1

APPL 125

Access I Skills

2

APP 126

Access II

1

APPL 126

Access II Skills

2

HUM 101

Human Relations

3

APP 182

Intermediate Skills Development

4

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APP 107

Keyboarding Skillbuilding II

CREDITS

APP 145

PowerPoint I

1

APPL 145

PowerPoint I Skills

2

APP 146

PowerPoint II

1

APPL 146

PowerPoint II Skills

2

APP 150

Publisher I**

1

APPL 150

Publisher I Skills**

2

APP 151

Publisher II**

1

APPL 151

Publisher II Skills**

2

APP 184

Advanced Skill Development

5

APP 191

Job Search Skills

4

ENGL 075

Business English

APP 192

Cooperative Work Experience (optional)

1

4

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COURSE #

(4)

OPTIONAL COURSES COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APP 135

Data Entry I*

(1)

APP 136

Data Entry II*

(1)

APP 170

Photoshop I**

(1)

APPL 170

Photoshop I Skills**

(2)

APP 171

Photoshop II**

(1)

APPL 171

Photoshop II Skills**

(2)

APP 175

Dreamweaver I*

(1)

APP 176

Dreamweaver II*

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COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 175

Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100

Applied Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

*Students must take either APP 130 and APP 131, APP 135 and APP 136 - OR- APP 175 and APP 176. **Students must take either APP 150, APPL 150, APP 151, and APPL 151 - OR- APP 170, APPL 170, APP 17 1, and APPL 17 1.

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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS - ACCELERATED Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 74 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m .- 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 94 credits

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ACCELERATED | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Students may enter at any time

This program prepares students for employment in a variety of entry-level office positions. You receive hands-on computer training in the Windows operating system and the popular software applications found in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Keyboarding skills are recommended for entering students. (Students entering without keyboarding skills may take longer to complete.)

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APP 105

Introduction to Keyboarding

CREDITS 1

APP 106

Keyboarding Skillbuilding I

1

APP 101

Introduction to Windows I

1

APP 102

Introduction to Windows II

1

APP 140

Using the Internet I

1

APP 141

Using the Internet II

1

APP 115

Word I

1

APP 116

Word II

1

APP 130

HTML Design I*

1

APP 131

HTML Design II*

1

APP 110

Outlook I

1

APP 111

Outlook II

1

APP 180

Beginning Skill Development

5

QUARTER 2

114

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APP 107

Keyboarding Skillbuilding II

1

APP 120

Excel I

1

APP 121

Excel II

1

APP 125

Access I

1

APP 126

Access II

1

APP 145

PowerPoint I

1

APP 146

PowerPoint II

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QUARTER 2 contunied COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

APP 150

Publisher I**

1

APP 151

Publisher II**

1

APP 191

Job Search Skills

4

APP 184

Advanced Skill Development

5

OPTIONAL COURSES COURSE TITLE

APP 135

Data Entry I*

CREDITS (1)

APP 136

Data Entry II*

(1)

APP 170

Photoshop I**

(1)

APP 171

Photoshop II**

(1)

APP 175

Dreamweaver I*

(1)

APP 176

Dreamweaver II*

(1)

APP 192

Cooperative Work Experience (OPTIONAL)

(4)

*Students must take either APP 130 and APP 131 - OR- APP 135 and APP 136 - OR- APP 175 and APP 176. **Students must take either APP 150 and APP 151 - OR- APP 170 and APP 17 1.

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COURSE #

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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS-ADVANCED Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 19 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Students may enter at any time

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS - ADVANCED | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

This advanced program option gives students an advantage when preparing for employment in a variety of entry-level office positions. This advanced option will also help students who plan to prepare for Microsoft’s MCAS testing. You’ll receive hands-on computer training in the more advanced features found in the Microsoft Office package including: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Keyboarding skills are necessary for students wanting to take this Advanced option.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APP 117

Word III

CREDITS 4

APP 122

Excel III

4

APP 127

Access III

4

APP 130

HTML Design I*

(1)

APP 131

HTML Design II*

(1)

APP 135

Data Entry I*

APP 136

Data Entry II*

1

APP 150

Publisher I**

(1)

APP 151

Publisher II**

(1)

APP 170

Photoshop I**

1

APP 171

Photoshop II**

1

APP 175

Dreamweaver I*

1

APP 176

Dreamweaver II*

1

APP 186

Skill Development

1

APP 192

Cooperative Work Experience (OPTIONAL)

1

(4)

*Students must have completed APP 130, APP 131, APP 135, APP 136, APP 175, and APP 176 to be eligible for the Advanced program Certificate of Completion. **Students must have taken APP 150, APP 151, APP 170 and APP 17 1 to be eligible for the Advanced certificate.

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COMPUTER NETWORK TECHNOLOGY Technology Certificate of Completion: 75 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 95 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter

The Computer Network Technology program is designed for entry-level students to develop skills needed to gain employment as computer network installation, configuration, and support COMPUTER NETWORK TECHNOLOGY | TECHNOLOGY

technicians. Students receive training in basic electronic theory and progress through classes in maintenance and repair of Microsoft Windows and Linux Operating system environments. Students are prepared for industry certifications, including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Linux+, and Microsoft Windows Server. Both server and workstation configurations are taught in this one-year program. Students who successfully pass all competencies are awarded a Certificate of Completion. Advanced standing is possible for Tech Prep students or for those able to present transcript evidence of prior training. To earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 173J

Survey of Electronics with Mathematics

4

CNT 151

Comp TIA A+ Essentials

6

CNT 156

Comp TIA A+IT Technician

6

CNT 159

Comp TIA Network+

6

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CNT 251

Windows Server 2008 Network Administration

CREDITS 7

CNT 253

Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

7

CNT 255

Cloud Computing Virtualization

7

QUARTER 3

118

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CNT 259

Enterprise Network Technology

CNT 263

Linux System Administrations

7

CNT 264

Network Security

3

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QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CNT 257

Wireless Networking Fundamentals

7

CNT 271

Communications and HR in the Workplace

5

OPTIONAL COURSES COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CNT 294

Internship/Coop (Optional)

CREDITS (5)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 185

Applied Algebra for Business & Industry

CREDITS

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

ENGL 100 OR ENGL& 101

Applied Composition OR English Composition

5

AMATH 174J

Computer Mathematics

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

5

a 2.0 or higher in each core course.

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COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL Manufacturing & Product Service Technology Certificate of Completion: 36 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall or Winter Quarter if openings are available.

COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL | MFG & PRODUCT SERVICE

This two-quarter program is designed for students who have experience in machine operation, feeds and speeds, and an understanding of basic shop math. Instruction is both theoretical and practical, and includes manual and computer programming using the latest CNC/CAM software. This program is taught in a machine shop facility equipped with industrial size 3, 4 and 5-axis vertical and horizontal milling machines and lives tooling turning center with conversational control. In this program, students are introduced to micro-computer hardware, the Windows operating system, and the basics of computer numerical control (CNC) machines, and programming CNC machines using Mastercam software. Students also learn information literacy, hazardous material processes, and manufacturing trends

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MTEC 212

Manufacturing Resources & Research

CREDITS 6

MTEC 231

CNC I

12

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MTEC 220

Hazardous Materials

CREDITS 2

MTEC 232

CNC II

12

MTEC 240

Manufacturing Trends

4

This program is comprised of 5 core courses of instruction. All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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COMPUTER PROGRAMMING Technology Certificate of Completion: 24 credits

Monday - Friday | TBD

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters

This program is ideal for those individuals with no previous experience who wish to enter this exciting and demanding career field. Course offerings are designed to take students from learning the fundamentals of programming through the creation of complex programs written in higher-level languages. The full program consists of 24 credits of instruction, with a certificate be able to complete the program in as little as one year, with six quarters being nominal. Students are welcome to take any course when offered which they feel may be of benefit and for which they have met any listed prerequisites. All courses emphasize hands-on training and are taught using the latest versions of applicable language compilers and interpreters. Practical applications are stressed wherever possible. All courses must be completed for certificate award, unless evidence of prior learning can be provided. Students with no previous programming experience must enroll in CSIS 120, Fundamentals of Programming, prior to attempting any of the programming language offerings.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CSIS 131

Introduction to C# Programming

CREDITS 6

CSIS 132

Intermediate C# Programming

6

Elective**

6

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of completion awarded. Students who progress through the program without interruption may

Course of ferings may change as new technologies develop. Substitution of prior credits earned for current certificate requirements will be approved on a case-by-case basis. ** Elective option must be chosen from one of the following course of ferings: C SIS 128 , Advanced C++; C SIS 137, Introduction to Sof tware Testing; C SIS 152, IT Project Management; C SIS 231, Advanced C# Programming

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COMPUTER SCIENCE Technology Certificate of Completion: 71 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 166 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall or Winter Quarter

This Computer Science program is a follow-on to the Applications Developer certificate. The student’s education is expanded to prepare for entry in various careers in the Information Technology industry. Job titles include: Client-Server Application Developer/Programmer; Software Tester; Systems Analyst; Database Developer/Administrator; Network Administrator/

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Specialist; Internet Applications Developer/ Webmaster, IT Project Manager. Students design, develop and test client-server applications with emphasis placed on Microsoft Visual Studio. NET., C#, Web development (ASP.NET), SQL database development (Microsoft SQL Server), graphics, XML, networking, software testing, e-commerce and Java. Reinforcement of theory is achieved through lab projects and close instructor contact. Safety is emphasized and leadership, ethics, teamwork, math and written/verbal communications are covered. Project management for Information Technology is presented with hands-on practice using curriculum modeled after the COMPTIA certification content. To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the Computer Science certificate (71 credits) program plus all requirements for the Applications Developer certificate (75 credits) and 20 credits of General Education. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. Students completing the AAS degree requirements may transfer to City University, DeVry University, and University of Phoenix with junior standing in a variety of business and computer related Bachelor degree programs.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CSI 256

Advanced Programming Concepts with C#

7

CSI 258

SQL Server Development and Administration

7

CSI 277

IT Industry Research and Writing

7

QUARTER 2

122

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CSI 245

Java for C# Programmers

7

CSI 291

Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET

7

CSI 253

Client Server Development with ADD.NET

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CSI 220

IT Project Management and Team Building

7

CSI 281

E-Commerce and Business Finance

7

CSI 250

Rich Internet Applications

7

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CSI 293

Capstone Design and Development Project

CREDITS 8

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE Applications Developer

CREDITS 75

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Applied Algebra for Business & Industry

5

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5 5

*All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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AMATH 185 CMST& 101

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Construction and Building Technology Certificate of Completion: 75 credits

Monday - Friday | 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 90 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Quarterly

Prepare for careers in construction management as a project manager, superintendent,

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estimator, safety officer, and other administrators. Students learn estimating, scheduling, project management, human resources management, and other skills that are critical in the construction management field. Students can enroll on a part-time or full-time basis, and can earn a certificate of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

* Core Requirements - Required Construction Design Principles and Practice Courses

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CONST 101 *

Introduction to Construction and Architecture

2

CONST 160 *

Materials, Methods & Equipment

3

CONST 140 *

Construction Plan Reading

3

CONST 280 *

Building Codes

3

CONST 183 *

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

3

CONST 270 *

Structural Design

2

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CONST 260 *

Project Management

5

CONST 202 *

Quantity Survey and Estimating

6

CONST 230 *

Planning and Scheduling

3

QUARTER 3

124

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CONST 225 *

Contract Administration

3

CONST 262 *

Labor Agreements

1

CONST 261 *

Human Relations for the Construction Industry

3

CONST 250 *

Safety and Accident Prevention

3

CONST 251 *

Safety Planning and Administration

1

CONST 185 *

Civil Construction

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Required Business and Management Courses COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CONST 115

Accounting for Construction Management

CREDITS 5

or ACCT& 201

Principles of Accounting I

5

Required Math, Computers, and Communications Courses COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

APPS 115

Word I

CREDITS 1

APPS 120

Excel I

1

CONST 266

Advanced Computers for Construction I

1

CONST 267

Advanced Computers for Construction II

3

ENGL 100

Applied Composition

5

OR English Composition

5

AMATH 185

Applied Algebra for Business and Industry

5

OR MATH& 141

Pre-Calculus I

5

*Core Courses (Construction)

Elective Courses (9 credits required) COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ACCT& 202

Principles of Accounting II

5

APPS 110

Outlook I

5

APPS 111

Outlook II

1

APPS 116

Word II

1

APPS 121

Excel II

1

APPS 125

Access I

1

APPS 140

Using the Internet I

1

APPS 141

Using the Internet II

1

APPS 145

PowerPoint I

1

APPS 146

PowerPoint II

1

CONST 105

Spanish for Construction Supervisors

3

CONST 171

American Architecture History and Design

3

CONST 190

Cooperative Work Experience, Trades

4

CONST 265

Marketing for Construction Proposals

3

CONST 268

Introduction to Sustainability

3

CONST 290

Cooperative Work Experience, Construction Management

4

DFTS 114

AutoCAD速 - Level I

3

DFTS 116

AutoCAD速 - Level II

3

DFTS 133

AutoCAD Architecture Essentials

1

DFTS 135

Sketch-Up Basics

1

DFTS 136

Revit Architecture Essentials

2

DFTS 137

Revit Architecture Advanced

2

MATH& 142

Pre-Calculus II

5

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Elective Courses (9 credits required) COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SURS 110

Basic Surveying

CREDITS 3

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

CREDITS 5

GEOL& 101

Introduction to Physical Geology

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

OR

OR

SOC& 101

Survey of Sociology

5

A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have a minimum of 2.0 in each core course* and an average of 2.0 in all other courses.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT | CONSTRUCTION

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CULINARY ARTS Culinary Arts Certificate of Completion: 108 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 128 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 128 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter

The Culinary Arts certificate program is accredited with the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). It is designed to train students for work in the hospitality industry. All phases of basic fundamental cookery are addressed in a concise curriculum within a well-equipped industry kitchen and professional classroom. Emphasis is on the development of skills and techniques necessary for advancement within the CULINARY ARTS | CULINARY ARTS

industry. This program offers both lecture-based and lab-based courses. Beginning courses include fundamentals of knife skills, culinary safety/sanitation and introduction to the industry. In addition, the advanced lab-based courses include various cooking methodologies, garde manger techniques, advanced techniques, internship and more. Upon completion of Renton Technical College’s Culinary Arts program graduates who have received an AAS or AAS-T degree and are current American Culinary Federation members have the opportunity to be certified as a “Certified Culinarian” by the ACFEF. To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. Students holding a recent Certification of Completion from RTC should contact the Registrar for degree options.

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CUL 101

Culinary Safety – Sanitation

3

CUL 102

Introduction to Food Industry

4

CUL 103

Knife Skills I

3

CUL 104

Boucher

3

CUL 106

Nutrition

3

CUL 107

Saucier I

3

CUL 108

Saucier II

3

CUL 109

Entremetier I

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QUARTER 1 - 6 (Continued) COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CUL 110

Moist Heat Cooking Methods

3

CUL 111

Dry Heat Cooking Methods

3

CUL 112

American Regional Cooking

3

CUL 113

International Cooking

3

CUL 114

Delicatessen I

3

CUL 115

Delicatessen II

3

CUL 116

Garde Manger I

3

CUL 117

Garde Manger II

3

CUL 118

Breakfast Cookery

3

CUL 119

Bakery Basics

3

CUL 120

Purchasing and Receiving

3

CUL 121

Dining Room Service

3

CUL 122

Wine Appreciation

3

CUL 123

Entremetier II

3

CUL 124

Fry Station

3

CUL 125

Saute Station

3

CUL 126

Broiler Station

3

CUL 127

Lead Line

3

CUL 128

Pantry

3

CUL 129

Advanced Techniques – Practical

3

CUL 130

Sous Chef

3

CUL 131

Capstone

1

CUL 180

Industry Communications – Human Relations

5

CUL 190

Cooperative/Internship/Work Experience

9

AMATH 160R

Culinary Mathematics – Cost Control

5

CULINARY | CULINARY ARTS

COURSE #

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 175

Applied Math, for Business & Industry

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS-T DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

CREDITS 5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

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DATABASE/BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE CERTIFICATE Technology Certificate of Completion: 19 credits

Monday - Friday | TBD

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

DATABASE/BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE CERTIFICATE | TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

The Database/Business Intelligence certificate

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter

prepares the students with the tools to

design and maintain business-class database systems using the latest version of SQL Server. The students apply this knowledge to the set-up of data warehouses and their use in business analytics.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CSIS 113

Relational Database Principles

5

CSIS 118

SQL Server (TRANSACT)

5

CSIS 117

SQL Server Administration

5

CSIS 162

Data Warehouse Implementation

4

This program is comprised of 29 courses of instruction. A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of a 2.0 grade or better in all courses.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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DENTAL ASSISTANT Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 71 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 91 credits

(Hours vary during clinical and internship exp)

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 91 Credits

Enrollment Point: Fall or Winter Quarter

This program has been granted accreditation approval by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a division of the American Dental Association. Students are prepared for employment as Certified Dental Assistants (CDA). CDA’s work in dental offices performing such tasks as four-handed dentistry, bookkeeping, x-rays, and expanded functions. The program

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includes lectures, demonstrations, small and large group discussions, and practicum

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Class meets Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. On clinic days, class meets from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The last six weeks of the program is full-time internship at dental offices and/or clinics. The hours during internship vary depending on the intern site. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements (two [2] attempts per course only). To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Science–Transfer (AAS-T) degree, students must complete the certificate program and meet the general education course requirements.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

DENT 100

First Aid, CPR and Vital Signs

2

DENT 101

Dental Profession

1

DENT 102

Pre-Clinical Assisting I

3

DENT 104

Dental Materials I

4

DENT 133

Infection Control

2

DENT 141

Head and Neck Anatomy

1

DENT 142

Oral Anatomy

1

DENT 143

Tooth Morphology

1

DENT 144

Microbiology

1

DENT 153

Radiology I

3

DENT 171

Communications

4

AMATH 161G

Mathematics

1

DENT 181

Human Relations

4

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QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

DENT 103

Clinical Assisting I

5

DENT 112

Pre-Clinical Assisting II

4

DENT 114

Dental Materials II

3

DENT 134

Specialties

1

DENT 145

Anatomy and Physiology

1

DENT 146

Oral Pathology

1

DENT 147

Embryology and Histology

1

DENT 148

Psychology

1

DENT 154

Radiology II

2

QUARTER 3 COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

DENT 105

Expanded Functions I

1

DENT 106

Expanded Functions II

1

DENT 113

Clinical Assisting II

1

DENT 115

Clinical Assisting III

1

DENT 138

Business Administration

1

DENT 149

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

1

DENT 151

Preventive Dentistry

1

DENT 152

Nutrition

1

DENT 155

Radiology III

1

DENT 156

Radiology IV

1

DENT 191

Job Seeking Skills

1

DENT 192

Internship I

3

DENT 193

Internship II

3

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

DENT 137

Laboratory Procedures I

CREDITS 1

DENT 139

Laboratory Procedures II

1

DENT 194

Internship III

5

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COURSE #

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COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

DENT 100

First Aid, CPR and Vital Signs

2

DENT 101

Dental Profession

1

DENT 102

Pre-Clinical Assisting I

3

DENT 104

Dental Materials I

4

DENT 133

Infection Control

2

DENT 141

Head and Neck Anatomy

1

DENT 142

Oral Anatomy

1

DENT 143

Tooth Morphology

1

DENT 144

Microbiology

1

DENT 153

Radiology I

3

DENT 171

Communications

4

AMATH 161G

Mathematics

1

DENT 181

Human Relations

4

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134

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

DENT 103

Clinical Assisting I 5

2

DENT 112

Pre-Clinical Assisting II

4

DENT 114

Dental Materials II 3

3

DENT 134

Specialties

1

DENT 145

Anatomy and Physiology 1

2

DENT 146

Oral Pathology

1

DENT 147

Embryology and Histology

1

DENT 148

Psychology

1

DENT 154

Radiology II

2

DENT 153

Radiology I

3

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

DENT 105

Expanded Functions I

1

DENT 113

Clinical Assisting II

1

DENT 138

Business Administration

1

DENT 149

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

1

DENT 152

Nutrition

1

DENT 155

Radiology III

1

DENT 191

Job Seeking Skills

1

DENT 137

Laboratory Procedures I 1

1

DENT 192

Internships I

3

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QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

DENT 156

Radiology IV

1

DENT 151

Preventive Dentistry

1

DENT 115

Clinical Assisting III

1

DENT 106

Expanded Functions II

1

DENT 139

Laboratory Procedures II

1

DENT 193

Internships II

3

DENT 194

Internship III

5

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175

Applied Math for Business & Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100

Applied Composition

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS-T DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

BIOL& 260

Microbiology

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

MATH 110

College Algebra

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

* This program is comprised of 38 courses of instruction. All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or better (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses. Which require a Satisfactory (S) grade). In order to continue.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INITIAL CERTIFICATE Education & Human Services Certificate of Completion: 12 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

young children. Through classroom instruction and practical experience, this program builds the foundation for teaching and working effectively with children birth to age eight. Students gain skills necessary for designing curriculum, creating positive learning environments, and providing developmentally appropriate activities while taking into consideration culturally relevant and anti-bias practices. Students are required to complete an internship at a childcare center or in early childhood facilities where students may be currently employed. This program meets the Washington State Licensing Requirements for program supervisor and/or director.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ECED& 105

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

CREDITS 5

ECED& 107

Health, Safety, Nutrition

5

ECED& 120

Practicum-Nurturing Relationships

2

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS SHORT TERM CERTIFICATE Education & Human Services Certificate of Completion: 20 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS SHORT TERM CERTIFICATE | EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

The Early Childhood Careers program prepares students for the care and early education of young children. Through classroom instruction and practical experience, this program builds the foundation for teaching and working effectively with children birth to age eight. Students gain skills necessary for designing curriculum, creating positive learning environments, and providing developmentally appropriate activities while taking into consideration culturally relevant and anti-bias practices. Students are required to complete an internship at a childcare center or in early childhood facilities where students may be currently employed. This program meets the Washington State Licensing Requirements for program supervisor and/or director.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ECED& 105

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

5

ECED& 107

Health, Safety, Nutrition

5

ECED& 120

Practicum-Nurturing Relationships

2

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

EDUC& 130

Guiding Behavior

3

EDUC& 115

Child Development

5

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS STATE CERTIFICATE Education & Human Services Certificate of Completion: 47 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

young children. Through classroom instruction and practical experience, this program builds the foundation for teaching and working effectively with children birth to age eight. Students gain skills necessary for designing curriculum, creating positive learning environments, and providing developmentally appropriate activities while taking into consideration culturally relevant and anti-bias practices. Students are required to complete an internship at a childcare center or in early childhood facilities where students may be currently employed. This program meets the Washington State Licensing Requirements for program supervisor and/or director.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ECED& 105

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

CREDITS 5

ECED& 107

Health Safety Nutrition

5

ECED& 120

Practicum-Nurturing Relationships

2

EDUC& 130

Guiding Behavior

3

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

EDUC& 115

Child Development

5

EDUC& 150

Child, Family and Community

3

ECED& 180

Language and Literacy Development

3

ECED& 190

Observation and Assessment

3

EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS STATE CERTIFICATE | EDUCATION

The Early Childhood Careers program prepares students for the care and early education of

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ECED& 160

Curriculum Development

CREDITS 5

ECED& 170

Environments for Young Children

3

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

AMATH 175

Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

5

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS RTC CERTIFICATE Education & Human Services Certificate of Completion: 65 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION RTC CERTIFICATE | EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

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Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

The Early Childhood Careers program prepares students for the care and early education of young children. Through classroom instruction and practical experience, this program builds the foundation for teaching and working effectively with children birth to age eight. Students gain skills necessary for designing curriculum, creating positive learning environments, and providing developmentally appropriate activities while taking into consideration culturally relevant and anti-bias practices. Students are required to complete an internship at a childcare center or in early childhood facilities where students may be currently employed. This program meets the Washington State Licensing Requirements for program supervisor and/or director.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ECED& 105

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

CREDITS 5

ECED& 107

Health, Safety, Nutrition

5

ECED& 120

Practicum-Nurturing Relationships

2

EDUC& 130

Guiding Behavior

3

ECC 201

Technology for Teachers

4

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

EDUC& 115

Child Development

5

EDUC& 150

Child, Family and Community

3

ECED& 180

Language and Literacy Development

3

ECED& 190

Observation and Assessment

3

ECC 192

Practicum 2 – Introduction to Safe, Healthy Learning Environments

4

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ECED& 160

Curriculum Development

5

ECED& 170

Environments for Young Children

3

EDUC& 203

Exceptional Child

3

ECC 120

Culture and Diversity

3

ECC 193

Practicum 3

4

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ENGL& 101

English Composition

CREDITS 5

AMATH 175

Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

5

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS - AAS Education & Human Services Certificate of Completion: n/a

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 90 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

The Early Childhood Careers program prepares students for the care and early education of young children. Through classroom instruction and practical experience, this program builds

EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS - AAS | EDUCATION

the foundation for teaching and working effectively with children birth to age eight. Students gain skills necessary for designing curriculum, creating positive learning environments, and providing developmentally appropriate activities while taking into consideration culturally relevant and anti-bias practices. Students are required to complete an internship at a childcare center or in early childhood facilities where students may be currently employed. This program meets the Washington State Licensing Requirements for program supervisor and/or director.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ECED& 105

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

CREDITS 5

ECED& 107

Health, Safety, Nutrition

5

ECED& 120

Practicum-Nurturing Relationships

2

EDUC& 130

Guiding Behavior

3

ECC 201

Technology for Teachers

4

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

EDUC& 115

Child Development

CREDITS 5

EDUC& 150

Child, Family and Community

3

ECED& 180

Language and Literacy Development

3

ECED& 190

Observation and Assessment

3

ECC 192

Practicum II

4

QUARTER 3

144

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ECED& 160

Curriculum Development

5

ECED& 170

Environments for Young Children

3

EDUC& 203

Exceptional Child

3

ECC 120

Culture and Diversity

3

ECC 193

Practicum III

4

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QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

MATH& 175

Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

5

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CHCAS 125

Child Development Associate I

CREDITS 5

CHCAS 126

Child Development Associate II

5

CHCAS 127

Child Development Associate III

5

OR ECC 185

Curriculum Development II

5

ECC 290

Practicum IV

5

ECED& 132

Nurturing Care: Infants and Toddlers

5

QUARTER 6 COURSE TITLE

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

CREDITS 5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

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COURSE #

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS NOW AVAILABLE

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS - AAST Education & Human Services Certificate of Completion: n/a

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 105 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

The Early Childhood Careers program prepares students for the care and early education of young children. Through classroom instruction and practical experience, this program builds

EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS - AAST | EDUCATION

the foundation for teaching and working effectively with children birth to age eight. Students gain skills necessary for designing curriculum, creating positive learning environments, and providing developmentally appropriate activities while taking into consideration culturally relevant and anti-bias practices. Students are required to complete an internship at a childcare center or in early childhood facilities where students may be currently employed. This program meets the Washington State Licensing Requirements for program supervisor and/or director

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ECED& 105

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

CREDITS 5

ECED& 107

Health, Safety, Nutrition

5

ECED& 120

Practicum-Nurturing Relationships

2

EDUC& 130

Guiding Behavior

3

ECC 201

Technology for Teachers

5

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

EDUC& 115

Child Development

CREDITS 5

EDUC& 150

Child, Family and Community

3

ECED& 180

Language and Literacy Development

3

ECED& 190

Observation and Assessment

3

ECC 192

Practicum II

4

QUARTER 3

146

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ECED& 160

Curriculum Development

5

ECED& 170

Environments for Young Children

3

EDUC& 203

Exceptional Child

3

ECC 120

Culture and Diversity

3

ECC 193

Practicum III

4

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QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ENGL& 101

English Composition

MATH& 107

Math in Society

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

ENGL& 102

Writing from Research

CREDITS 5 OR 5

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

HIST& 136

US History I OR

CREDITS

HIST 110

Survey of American History

MUSC& 105

Music Appreciation OR

ENGL& 254

World Literature OR

PHIL& 101

Introduction to Philosophy

5

SOC& 101

Survey of Sociology

5

5

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communications

CREDITS 5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

BIOL& 160

General Biology OR

GEOL& 101

Introduction to Physical Geology

5

*AMATH 175, AMATH 185, and AMATH 195 may be needed to prior to enrolling in MATH& 107 based on COMPASS score.

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ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREES AVAILABLE

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ENGINEERING DESIGN TECHNOLOGY Technology Certificate of Completion: 72 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 92 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall or Spring Quarters

This program is designed to provide entry-level skills for students seeking employment in the ENGINEERING DESIGN TECHNOLOGY | TECHNOLOGY

drafting profession as a mechanical or architectural drafter. Students receive substantial training in mechanical drafting and industrial practices using both manual (board) and CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) techniques. Application of ANSI, ISO, and AIA standards is presented, with emphasis on standards used in the aircraft and aerospace industries. Advanced instruction in mechanical drafting, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and flat pattern development is provided in the latter part of the program. Students become familiar with document control procedures, and pictorial drawing. Related instruction in mathematics, oral and written communications, human relations/business leadership and employment skills, and basic computer and word processing applications are also provided. Ample time is devoted to hands-on instruction throughout the program. To earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education (see below).

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 161J

Technical Mathematics for Drafting I

2

DFT 101

Introduction to Drafting

4

DFT 106

Mechanical Drafting

5

DFT 113

Introduction to Computer Aided Design

7

DFT 132

Document Control

2

QUARTER 2

148

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175J

Technical Mathematics for Drafting II

2

DFT 117

Architectural Computer Aided Drafting

5

DFT 121

Introduction to Architectural Drafting

5

DFT 124

Pictorial Drawing

2

DFT 128

Civil Design

4

DFT 154

Software Applications for Drafting

2

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 176J

Technical Mathematics for Drafting III

3

DFT 115

Structural Detailing

4

DFT 171

Oral Communications for Drafting

2

DFT 173

Technical Writing for Drafting

3

DFT 201

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

2

DFT 202

Flat Pattern Development

2

DFT 206

Advanced Mechanical Drafting

3

DFT 213

Advanced CAD

3

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

DFT 111

Introduction to Solid Works

2

DFT 183

Business leadership for Drafting

2

DFT 185

Job Readiness

2

DFT 295

Engineering Design Technical Summer Practicum

4

DFT 294

Cooperative Education/Internship* (OPTIONAL)

(10)

QUARTER 4

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 185

Applied Math, for Business & Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

ENGL 100 or

Applied Composition or

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

*All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course. ** Students may take DFT 294 in place of DFT 183, DFT 185, and DFT 295.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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FIELD SURVEY TECHNICIAN Construction & Building Technology Certificate of Completion: 71 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter or with Instructor Permission.

This program prepares students for work as a field survey technician, starting with “chain person” and advancing to “instrument person” or “party chief.” Students learn field survey techniques, calculation, and office skills through extensive hands-on training using a variety FIELD SURVEY TECHNICIAN | CONSTRUCTION

of up-to-date instruments, including total stations with data collectors, hand-held calculators, and computers. Group projects in the classroom and in the field develop both experience and leadership skills. Projects involve all aspects of work, from planning, measuring, and taking field notes. Transfer credit from other institutions is considered upon validation of transcript and course work.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SUR 101

Introduction to Field Surveying

CREDITS 6

SUR 111

Field Surveying Lab I

8

SUR 174

Computer Applications

2

SUR 181

Human Relations

2

AMATH 179J

Basic Math for Field Surveying

5

QUARTER 2

150

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SUR 102

Intermediate Field Surveying

5

SUR 112

Field Surveying Lab II

3

SUR 145

Public Land System I

3

SUR 150

CAD for Surveying I

2

SUR 175

Communications

3

AMATH 189J

Intermediate Math for Field Surveying

5

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SUR 103

Construction Surveying

CREDITS

SUR 114

Field Survey Spring Practicum*

5

SUR 164

Survey Calculations

4

SUR 190

Field Survey Spring Cooperative Education

AMATH 199J

Advanced Math for Field Surveying

6

(5) 4

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SUR 113

Field Survey Summer Practicum or

SUR 191

Field Survey Summer Cooperative Education

CREDITS (8) 8

*For both spring and summer quarters, students must take either a practicum or a co-op. *All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course.

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Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Summer Quarter

repair and service trade. Students receive instruction in repair, maintenance, and adjustment of, but not limited to, guitars, mandolins and banjos.

Special emphasis is placed on those

skills which make students employable in repair of these instruments. Related instruction is provided in safety, employment skills, and environmental concerns.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

STRN 100

Introduction to String Repair

1

STRN 110

Guitar Set-up

3

STRN 120

Electric Guitar

3

STRN 130

Basic Guitar Structural Repair

3

STRN 140

Fret Services

3

STRN 190

Capstone Project

1

STRN 210

Advanced Structural Repair

3

STRN 220

Finishing Techniques

2

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This program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in the fretted string instrument

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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING Manufacturing and Product Service Technology Certificate of Completion: 128 credits

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 148 credits

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Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

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Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ; 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday | 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ; 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring Quarter

This program is designed so students can enroll for mornings, afternoons, or evenings to better fit their work schedule. Instruction areas include electrical; refrigeration; boiler operations; basic welding, brazing and pipe sweating; programmable logic controls; and mechanical maintenance. Students learn to maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment for industrial environments such as bakeries, breweries, and candy companies. An emphasis is placed on practical experience and hands-on training whenever possible. This program is a recognized “School of Technology” by the cities of Seattle and Tacoma advisory boards. This program offers an Industrial Engineering certificate of completion and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering.To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. The General Education requirements are listed below. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work.

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CBE 101

Fundamentals of Electricity and Lab

6

CBE 103

National Electrical Code

4

CBE 102

Advanced Electrical and Lab

5

CBE 104

Computer Fundamentals and Lab

6

CBE 105

Boiler Operators

8

CBE 106

Boiler Lab

4

CBE 107

Refrigeration and A/C Fundamentals

4

CBE 108

Refrigeration Lab

2

CBE 111

Control Fundamentals

7

CBE 112

Pneumatic Controls and Lab

6

CBE 113

Preventive Maintenance and Lab

4

CBE 214

Mechanical Prints and Lab

6

CBE 115

Refrigeration and A/C System

5

CBE 116

HVAC/Plumbing Distribution

4

CBE 117

Safety and Health

2

CBE 118

Critical Systems

4

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CBE 150

Hazardous Waste Management

CREDITS 3

CBE 170

Communications for the Stationary Engineer

4

CBE 180

Human Relations and Leadership Skills

4

CBE 190

LEED Green Building

4

CBE 210

PLC Lab

3

CBE 211

Programmable Logic Controls and Fundamentals

7

CBE 212

Advanced PLC and Lab

4

CBE 213

Motor Control Principles

3

CBE 215

Mechanical Maintenance and Lab

5

CBE 216

Welding Fundamentals and Lab

4

CBE 217

Motor Control Lab

6

AMATH 170S

Math Refresher

4

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175

Applied Math for Business & Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 100

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

This program is comprised of 28 courses of instruction. A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of a 2.0 grade or higher in all courses.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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KITCHEN MAJOR TECHNOLOGY Manufacturing & Product Service Technology Certificate of Completion: 75 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 95 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

KITCHEN MAJOR TECHNOLOGY | MFG AND PRODUCT SERVICE TECH

This program offers practical technical training in the repair and troubleshooting of all major

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kitchen appliances. Instruction is designed to duplicate conditions and requirements experienced by a technician working in the field. Emphasis is on developing a thorough understanding of electrical and mechanical theory through classroom experiences and practical application. Proficiency is developed by using test equipment to improve diagnostic and repair techniques. Students are introduced to all aspects of the industry including parts procurement, work order/ parts development, and industrial communications. This program is approved as an electrical specialty training school for Appliance Repair (07D) by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Electrical Section.

This program is accredited by the Professional

Service Association, a national appliance industry organization. To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education.

The General Education

requirements are listed below. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. Students holding a recent Certification of Completion from RTC should contact the Registrar for degree options.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR and AED

MART 111

Industrial Direct Current (D-C)

7

MART 112

Industrial Alternating Current (A-C0

8

AMATH 171S

Industrial Math for Electrical (D-C)

2

AMATH 172S

Industrial Math for Electrical (A-C)

2

MART 180

Human Relations/Leadership

2

RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE

CREDITS 2

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QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MART 120

Industrial Solid State Electronics- Basics

CREDITS 2

MART 123

Diagnostic Techniques and Test Equipment

4

MART 125

Electric Motors

6

MART 136

Water Heaters

5

AMATH 173S

Industrial Math for Water Heaters

1

MART 172

Industrial Communications

3

QUARTER 3 COURSE TITLE

MART 141

Waste Disposer & Compactors

CREDITS 5

MART 143

Dishwashers

11

MART 224

Micro-Wave Ovens

2

MART 291

Job Search Skills

2

AMATH 174S

Industrial Math for Compactors

1

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MART 222

Cooking Equipment

CREDITS 10

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175 OR

Applied Math, for Business & Industry OR

AMATH 185

Applied Algebra for Business & Industry

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

CREDITS 5 5 5 5

Students must earn a 0.7 or higher in each course individually and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to earn a Certificate of Completion.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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COURSE #

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LAND SURVEY TECHNICIAN Construction & Building Technology Certificate of Completion: 68 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 154 credits

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter or with Instructor Permission.

This one-year program is follow-on to the Field Survey Technician certificate program. This program emphasizes professional land surveying practices to enable graduates to continue their careers toward their Professional Land Surveyor licenses. Students train on the industry’s most powerful software for survey reduction, coordinate geometry, and drafting. They also up-to-date instruments, including total stations with data collectors and GPS. Group laboratory projects, provided throughout the program, develop leadership skills and awareness. To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the student must complete all requirements for the Land Survey Technician certificate program plus all requirements for the Field Survey Technician certificate program and 15 credits of General Education. Transfer credits from other institutions are considered upon validation of transcript and coursework. This program articulates to Oregon Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Geomatics, Surveying Option and the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geomatics Technology from Idaho State University

LAND SURVEY TECHNICIAN | CONSTRUCTION

learn land and field surveying practices, field and office techniques, and the use of a variety of

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 206

Basic Mathematics for Land Surveying

CREDITS 5

SUR 205

Survey Adjustments

3

SUR 245

Public Land System II

5

SUR 250

CAD for Surveying II

2

SUR 255

Global Navigation Satellite Systems

3

SUR 257

Geodetic Surveying

4

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

SUR 235

Boundary Law

4

SUR 242

Legal Descriptions

4

SUR 247

Emerging Technologies

3

SUR 251

Advanced Computer Applications

5

AMATH 205

Intermediate Algebra w/ Analytical Geometry

5

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 248

Introduction to Geographic Inform Systems

CREDITS 2

SUR 249

Survey Research and Project Planning

3

SUR 256

Subdivision Design

3

SUR 270

Technical Writing for Land Surveying

2

SUR 281

Business Fundamentals and Ethics

2

AMATH 207

Special Topics in Mathematics

5

SUR 214 OR SUR 290

Land Survey Spring Practicum OR Land Survey Spring Cooperative Education

5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE Field Survey Technician

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LAND SURVEY TECHNICIAN | CONSTRUCTION

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE

160

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CMST& 101

Introduction Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

*All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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LAUNDRY MAJOR APPLIANCE TECHNOLOGY Manufacturing & Product Service Tech Certificate of Completion: 77 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 97 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

This program offers practical technical training in the repair and troubleshooting of all domestic requirements experienced by a technician working in the field. Emphasis is on developing a thorough understanding of electrical and mechanical theory through classroom experiences and practical application. Proficiency is developed by using test equipment to improve diagnostic and repair techniques. Students are introduced to all aspects of the industry including parts procurement, work order/parts development, and industrial communications. This program is approved as an electrical specialty training school for Appliance Repair (07D) by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Electrical Section. This program is accredited by the Professional Service Association, a national appliance industry organization. To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education.

The General Education

requirements are listed below. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. Students holding a recent Certification of Completion from RTC should contact the Registrar for degree options.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR & AED

2

MART 111

Industrial Direct Current (D-C)

7

MART 112

Industrial Alternating Current (A-C)

8

AMATH 171S

Industrial Math for Electrical (D-C)

2

AMATH 172S

Industrial Math for Electrical (A-C)

2

MART 181

Industrial Business Procedures

2

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and light commercial laundry appliances. Instruction is designed to duplicate conditions and

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QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MART 180

Human Relations/Leadership

2

MART 120

Industrial Solid State Electronics - Basics

2

MART 123

Diagnostic Techniques and Test Equipment

4

MART 125

Electric Motors

6

MART 172

Industrial Communications

3

MART 203

Laundry Theory

3

MART 206

Gas Control Systems

3

LAUNDRY MAJOR APPLIANCE TECH | MFG & PRODUCT SERVICE TECH

QUARTER 3

162

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MART 204

Automatic Washers

18

MART 220

Combination Washer & Dryer

2

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MART 217

Clothes Dryers

6

MART 218

Stack Laundry Equipment

3

MART 291

Job Search Skills

2

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175 OR

Applied Math, for Business & Industry OR

AMATH 185

Applied Algebra for Business & Industry

CMST 101

Introduction to Communication

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

CREDITS 5 5 5 5

Students must earn a 0.7 or higher in each course individually and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to earn a Certificate of Completion.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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MAJOR APPLIANCE & REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY Manufacturing & Product Service Technology Certificate of Completion: 146 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 166 credits

MAJOR APPLIANCE & REFRIGERATION TECH | MFG & PRODUCT SERVICE TECH

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall or Spring Quarter

This program offers practical technical training in the repair and troubleshooting of all major appliances. Instruction is designed to duplicate conditions and requirements experienced by a technician working in the field. Emphasis is placed on developing a thorough understanding of electrical, mechanical, and refrigeration theory through classroom experiences and practical application. Proficiency is developed by using test equipment to improve diagnostic and repair techniques. Students are introduced to all aspects of the industry including parts procurement, work order/parts development, and industrial communications. This program is approved as an electrical specialty training school for Appliance Repair (07D) by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Electrical Section. This program is accredited by the Professional Service Association, a national appliance industry organization. To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. Students holding a recent (five years) Certificate of Completion from Renton Technical College should contact the Registrar for degree options.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

INDS 101 First

First Aid/CPR & AED

MART 111

Industrial Direct Current (D-C)

7

MART 112

Industrial Alternating Current (A-C)

8

AMATH 171S

Industrial Math for Electrical (D-C)

2

AMATH 172S

Industrial Math for Electrical (A-C)

2

MART 181

Industrial Business Procedures

2

2

QUARTER 2

164

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MART 120

Industrial Solid State Electronics - Basics

2

MART 123

Diagnostic Techniques and Test Equipment

4

MART 125

Electric Motors

6

MART 136

Water Heaters

5

AMATH 173S

Industrial Math for Water Heaters

1

MART 172

Industrial Communications

3

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CREDITS

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MART 1415

Waste Disposers and Compactors

CREDITS 2

MART 143

Dishwashers

11

AMATH 174S

Industrial Math for Compactors

1

MART 180

Human Relations/Leadership

2

MART 224

Microwave Ovens

2

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MART 222

Cooking Equipment

CREDITS 10

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MART 203

Laundry Theory

3

MART 204

Automatic Washers

18

QUARTER 6 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MART 206

Gas Control Systems

CREDITS 3

MART 217

Clothes Dryers

6

MART 218

Stack Laundry Equipment

3

MART 220

Combination Washer and Dryer

2

MART 226

Principles of Thermodynamics

6

QUARTER 7 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MART 228

EPA Regulations and Refrigerant Recovery

CREDITS 3

MART 230

Brazing Principles and Techniques

2

MART 232

Refrigeration Evacuation and Charging

2

MART 234

Domestic Refrigeration Servicing

6

MART 236

Light Commercial Refrigeration Servicing

7

QUARTER 7 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MART 238

HVAC Systems and Controls

4

MART 243

Icemaker Equipment

2

AMATH 175S

Industrial Math for Thermodynamics

2

MART 291

Job Search Skills

2

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QUARTER 5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175 OR

Applied Math, for Business & Industry OR

AMATH 185

Applied Algebra for Business & Industry

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

ENGL& 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

CREDITS 5 5 5 5

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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LEGAL SECRETARY/LEGAL ASSISTANT Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 76 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 96 credits

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Winter Quarter or with Instructor Permission.

LEGAL SECRETARY/LEGAL ASSISTANT | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

This program prepares students to work in law firms, law-related offices, and in the courts

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as legal secretaries, legal receptionists, clerks, litigation practice assistants, and legal word processors. To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the student must complete an additional 20 credits of general education courses. Transfer credit from other institutions is considered upon validation of transcript and course work.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

LGL 108

Law Office Procedures I

4

LGL 109

Law Office Procedures II

4

LGL 110

Family Law and Estate Planning Procedures

5

LGL 136

Legal Internet Applications

3

LGL 137

Word Processing

5

APP 105

Introduction to Keyboarding

1

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ENGL 075*

Business English

4

ENGL 085*

Business Communication

4

LGL 112

Litigation Procedures

5

HUM 101

Human Relations

3

LGL 142

Presentation Software

5

APP 106

Keyboarding Skillbuilding I

1

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CREDITS

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

LGL 107

Legal Resources and Citations

4

LGL 113

Business Law Procedures

5

LGL 139

Spreadsheets

5

LGL 176

Legal Transcription

4

LGL 192

Job Search

4

APP 107

Keyboarding Skillbuilding II

1

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

LGL 140

Technology in the Law Office

LGL 150

Legal Keyboarding

1

AMATH 163V

Business Math

3

LGL 194

Co-op Work Exp./Internships (OPTIONAL)

5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 175

Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5 5

*Core courses. A certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTITIONER Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 70 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 90 credits

Evening section | 3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 90 Credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter Quarter

This program, approved by the Washington State Board of Massage, prepares students to become professionally licensed to practice therapeutic massage for health maintenance, MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTITIONER | ALLIED HEALTH

assessment, and rehabilitation of body tissues and systems. Therapeutic massage is an integral part of sports medicine, nursing care, physical, mental, and emotional well being. The program offers training in diverse modalities including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, acupressure, hydrotherapy and hot stone massage. Student clinic and internship experience are required. Successful completion of this program prepares the students to take the Washington State Massage Licensing examination. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements (two [2] attempts per course only). To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, students must complete all requirements of the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. Students are required to join the American Massage Therapy Association and the Washington State Chapter. The cost is in addition to tuition. The cost includes AMTA membership, Washington Chapter membership, and liability insurance. Copy of proof of membership will be required at time of registration.

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MAST 101

Massage Techniques I

6

MAST 102

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

MAST 103

Kinesiology I

4

MAST 104

Pathology I

2

MAST 105

Acupressure and Traditional Asian Medicine

2

MAST 181

Human Relations and Professionalism I

3

MAST 171

Communication

3

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QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MAST 111

Massage Techniques II

4

MAST 112

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

MAST 113

Kinesiology II

4

MAST 114

Pathology II

3

MAST 116

Injury Evaluation and Treatment I

4

MAST 173

Business Skills I

2

MAST 182

Human Relations and Professionalism II

2

MAST 190

Clinic I

2

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MAST 126

Injury Evaluation and Treatment II

CREDITS

MAST 127

First Aid/CPR and Safety

2

MAST 151

Massage Licensing Preparation

5

MAST 174

Business Skills II

4

AMATH 162G

Mathematics

1

MAST 191

Clinic II

4

MAST 192

Internship

2

3

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

AMATH 175

Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS-T DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

MATH 110

College Algebra

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTITIONER | ALLIED HEALTH

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE

*All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or higher (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 83 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 103 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 103 Credits

Enrollment Point: Fall or Winter Quarter

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of, Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350. The program prepares students to become multi-skilled professionals to perform a variety MEDICAL ASSISTANT | ALLIED HEALTH

of patient-related tasks in physician offices and other health care settings. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for Categories A, C & E Health Care Assistant as described in WAC 246-826-170. Students learn to set up clients for examination, draw blood for basic lab studies, administer some medications, do EKG’s, assist with minor surgical procedures and perform front office skills related to medical records and billing. A clinical externship is included. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements. To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, students must complete the certificate program and meet the general education course requirements.

QUARTER 1

170

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MEDA 101

Office Emergencies and Workplace Safety

2

MEDA 103

Anatomy and Physiology

5

MEDA 114

Medical Terminology

3

MEDA 120

Administrative Office Procedures

2

MEDA 126

Clinical Procedures I

6

MEDA 180

Human Relations

3

MEDA 102

Healthcare Provider CPR/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens

2

MEDA 105

Introduction to Health Information Technology

2

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CREDITS

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QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MEDA 107

Diseases of the Human Body

3

MEDA 111

Pharmacology I

4

MEDA 121

Health Insurance

4

MEDA 127

Clinical Procedures II

6

MEDA 150

Medical Law and Ethics

3

MEDA 170

Communications in Healthcare

3

AMATH 163G

Math for Medical Assistants

3

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MEDA 112

Pharmacology II

4

MEDA 122

Introduction to Medical Office Management

5

MEDA 123

Health Information Technology Applications

5

MEDA 128

Clinical Procedures III

6

MEDA 132

Professional Development

5

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MEDA 191

Practicum

CREDITS 7

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175

Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

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QUARTER 4

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS-T DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

*All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or higher (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST (PHYSICIAN BASED) Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 114 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 130 credits

MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST (PHYSICIAN BASED) | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 103 Credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter

Develop skills and knowledge to transform descriptions of diseases, injuries, conditions, and procedures into numerical designations in clinics insurance companies, and other medical settings. Work with doctors, managers, and other healthcare professionals to translate written terminology or descriptions into a universal, common language. Learn medical terminology, word processing, spreadsheet applications, and MediSoft computerized patient accounting while using ICD-10-CM and CPT guidelines to complete the CMS 1500 from patient data abstracted from the encounter form and medical record. This high-demand occupation provides many opportunities for people who like attention to detail and take pride in their work. To earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, you must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 15 credits of General Education. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. All program classes must be completed with a 2.0 or higher to advance.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MAP 106

Keyboarding I

CREDITS 2

MAP 108L

Computer Applications Lab I

2

MAP 120

Customer Service and Human Relations in a Medical Setting

5

MAP 130

Basics of Health Insurance

4

MAP 153

Introduction to Microsoft Office

4

MAP 123

Medical Office Procedures

5

QUARTER 2

172

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ENGL 100

Applied Composition

5

MAP 101

Introduction to Medical Terminology

4

MAP 101L

Medical Terminology Lab

2

MAP 107

Keyboarding II

1

MAP 109L

Computer Application Lab III

2

MAP 135

Introduction to Coding and Reimbursement

4

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MAP 102

Medical Terminology II

5

MAP 110L

Computer Applications Lab III

2

MAP 141

Reimbursement Methodologies

4

MAP 145

Intermediate Coding I

4

MAP 145L

Coding Lab II

2

MAP 155

Introduction to Excel

3

MAP 203

Pathology I

4

QUARTER 4 COURSE TITLE

AMATH 164V

Applied Mathematics

CREDITS 3

MAP 103

Pharmacology in Medical Coding

3

MAP 190

Job Search

3

MAP 210

I-10 and EHR’S

4

MAP 210L

Coding Lab III

2

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MAP 205

Pathology II

MAP 205L

Pathology Lab

MAP 215

I-10 Coding

CREDITS 3 2 5

MAP 241

Revenue Cycle Management

4

MAP 245

Intermediate Coding II

2

MAP 245L

Coding Lab IV

4

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

BIOL 105

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

5

MAP 260

Advanced Coding

4

MAP 260L

Coding Lab V

2

MAP 291

Clinical Externship

5

QUARTER 6

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE # AMATH 175

COURSE TITLE Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

CREDITS

MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST (PHYSICIAN BASED) | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

COURSE #

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

*All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course.

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MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 46 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall or Winter Quarter

First impressions are important, and as the medical receptionist you provide the first positive response to patient needs. You train on computers and learn anatomy and terminology, oral and written communication, telephone techniques, and how to triage, schedule appointments, office team. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. Must have a 2.0 or higher to advance.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MAP 106

Keyboarding I

MAP 108L

Computer Applications Lab I

2

MAP 120

Customer Service and Human

2

Relations in a Medical Setting

5

MAP 130

Basics of Health Insurance

4

MAP 153

Introduction to Microsoft Office

4

MAP 123

Medical Office Procedures

5

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and access patient records as you prepare yourself to become a valued member of the medical

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ENGL 100

Applied Composition

5

MAP 101

Introduction to Medical Terminology

4

MAP 101L

Medical Terminology Lab I

2

MAP 107

Keyboarding II

1

MAP 109L

Computer Applications Lab II

2

MAP 135

Introduction to Coding and Reimbursement

4

MAP 190

Job Search

3

AMATH 164V

Introduction to Mathematical Operations

3

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MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT SPECIALIST Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 80 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT SPECIALIST | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

Develop skills and knowledge to work side-by-side with doctors and other healthcare

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professionals in clinics, insurance companies, hospitals, and other medical settings. Learn to provide the administrative support needed to schedule patients, compose, and produce documents, transcribe medical reports, and manage medical and financial records. Jobs in this growing field offer variety, challenge, and the rewards of helping others. Must have a 2.0 or higher to advance. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MAP 106

Keyboarding I

CREDITS 2

MAP 108L

Computer Applications Lab I

2

MAP 120

Customer Serv and Human Relations in a Medical Setting

5

MAP 130

Basics of Health Insurance

4

MAP 153

Intro. to Microsoft Office

4

MAP 123

Medical Office Procedures

5

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ENGL 100

Applied Composition

5

MAP 101

Introduction to Medical Terminology

4

MAP 101L

Medical Terminology Lab I

2

MAP 107

Keyboarding II

1

MAP 109L

Computer Application Lab II

2

MAP 135

Introduction to Coding and Reimbursement

4

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MAP 102

Medical Terminology II

5

MAP 110L

Computer Application Lab III

2

MAP 141

Reimbursement Methodologies

4

MAP 145

Intermediate Coding I

4

MAP 145L

Coding Lab II

2

MAP 155

Introduction to Excel

3

MAP 203

Pathology I

4

QUARTER 4 COURSE TITLE

AMATH 164V

Introduction to Mathematical Operations

CREDITS 3

MAP 103

Pharmacology in Medical Coding

3

MAP 190

Job Search

3

MAP 210

I - 10 and EHRs

4

MAP 210L

Coding Lab III

2

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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COURSE #

ONLINE & HYBRID COURSES AVAILABLE

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NURSING ASSISTANT Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 15 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. hours may vary (classroom hours for daytime class)

Eve Section: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

Friday | 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Clinical hours vary with

possible eve/weekend placement for day and evening sections

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer Quarter

This program meets both Washington State and Federal curriculum requirements for Nursing

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Assistant Certification. Once certified, graduates are eligible for employment in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, retirement/assisted living facilities, adult family homes, and in-home health care. Students gain knowledge and learn skills caring for patients of various age groups during acute and chronic stages of diseases, surgery, and rehabilitation, as well as how to maintain health during the normal aging process. Included in the curriculum are patients’ rights, basic bedside nursing skills, an introduction to phlebotomy and EKG skills, patient/personal safety, HIPAA and HIV/AIDS education. Skills are practiced in the program laboratory. Clinical experience occurs in acute hospitals and/or skilled nursing facilities. Students must pass all coursework with a 2.0 average or better and a satisfactory completion of clinical and lab for their certificate. This program is the first phase of the career ladder option for students to become Licensed Practical or Registered Nurses.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

NA 101

Fundamentals of Nursing Assistant

3

NA 103

Basic Technical Skills

3

NA 105

Principles of A&P, Restorative Care, and Related Procedures

3

NA 131

Nursing Assistant Practicum

3

HLTH 100

Tools of Success

3

*All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or higher (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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OFFICE ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST Business Technology Certificate of Completion: 19 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Winter Quarter

Students prepare for entry-level careers in the office occupations. In addition to keyboarding OFFICE ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST | BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

and hands-on training on computers using Microsoft Office applications, students study

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business math, business English, human relations and customer service, and develop general clerical skills. Eligibility: TANF, low-income eligible only.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ASST 095

Clerical Skills Review

3

ASST 110

Introduction to Business Writing

3

ASST 120

Keyboarding/Data Entry

3

ASST 144

Introduction to Computer Applications

5

ASST 181

Human Relations and Career Readiness

5

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 70 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 90 credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 90 Credits

Enrollment Point: Winter Quarter

This program provides entry level training leading to a certificate as an Ophthalmic Assistant. Curriculum is based on Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs standards and guidelines. The course work prepares students for national certification by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.

Course work includes the

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following: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, history taking, patient services, basic

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skills, lensometry, basic tonometry, instrument maintenance, and general medical knowledge. Included in the program are extensive clinical experiences in ophthalmologist private practices, teaching hospitals, and eye centers. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements (two [2] attempts per course only). To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, students must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

BIOL 105

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

5

OPH 101

First Aid/CPR and Safety

2

OPH 102

Medical Terminology

3

OPH 103

Ocular Anatomy and Physiology

3

OPH 104

Ophthalmology Front Office Procedures

6

OPH 118

Law and Ethics of Health Care

3

OPH 170

Communications

3

OPH 180

Human Relations

3

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QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MATH 085

Beginning Algebra

5

OPH 106

Basic Clinical Skills in Ophthalmology

4

OPH 107

Ophthalmology Clinical Procedures I

4

OPH 108

Ophthalmology Clinical Procedures II

4

OPH 109

Advanced Ocular Pathophysiology

3

OPH 113

Diagnostic Procedures I

3

OPH 115

Ophthalmic Pharmacology & Pathophysiology I

2

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

OPH 190

Practicum I

CREDITS 5

QUARTER 4 COURSE TITLE

OPH 183

Professional Development

CREDITS 2

OPH 191

Practicum II

5

OPH 192

Practicum III

5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 170

Mathematics for the Health Sciences

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS-T DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

MATH 110

College Algebra

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT | ALLIED HEALTH

COURSE #

CREDITS

*All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or higher (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 77 Credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 97 Credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 97Credits

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

This ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) accredited program prepares students for practice as Pharmacy Technicians performing a wide variety of tasks in both retail and hospital pharmacies under the supervision of a pharmacist.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN | ALLIED HEALTH

Students develop skills in all areas of pharmacy practice such as computer order entry, pharmaceutical calculations, record keeping, mixing intravenous solutions, and compounding of products to be dispensed. Special emphasis is on product knowledge and learning detailed information regarding drugs.

Externship experience in retail and hospital pharmacies is

included. A state license is required of all those who work in this field and is obtained after passing the required National Certification exam and applying to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements (two [2] attempts per course only). To earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, students must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education.

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

PHAR 101

Pharmacy Technician Fundamentals and Ethics

2

PHAR 102

Pharmacology I

3

PHAR 103

Top 200 Drugs I

3

PHAR 105

Outpatient Pharmacy Preparations & Record Keeping

2

PHAR 130

Med Term/Anatomy & Physiology: Pharm Techs I

3

PHAR 131

Pharmacy Law and References II

1

PHAR 132

Chemistry for Pharmacy

3

PHAR 133

Business Office Machines I

3

AMATH 165G

Pharmacy Calculations

6

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QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

PHAR 104

Pharmacology II

4

PHAR 106

Outpatient Pharmacy Preparations & Record Keeping II

4

PHAR 108

Inpatient & Home Healthcare Phar Prep & Record Keeping

4

PHAR 109

Top 200 Drugs II

3

PHAR 134

Business Office Machines II

3

PHAR 136

Med Term/Anatomy & Physiology for: Pharm Techs II

3

PHAR 137

Pharmacy Law and References II

2

PHAR 180

Communications and Customer Service

2

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

PHAR 107

IV Admixture Advanced Techniques

CREDITS 3

PHAR 135

Business Office Machines III

3

PHAR 181

Management, Supervision and Human Relations

3

PHAR 190

Pharmacy Practice – Internship I

8

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

PHAR 191

Pharmacy Practice – Internship II

CREDITS 9

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385. *All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or higher (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 170

Mathematics for Health Sciences

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

Applied Composition OR

5

ENGL 100 OR ENGL& 101 PSYC& 100

CREDITS

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN | ALLIED HEALTH

QUARTER 4

English Composition General Psychology

5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS-T DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

MATH 110

College Algebra

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

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PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 15 Credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

Clinical | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: See the current RTC Class Schedule for specific program information.

This program prepares the graduate to work as a member of the health care team as a phlebotomy technician in the clinical/lab setting. Program content includes the history of phlebotomy, clinical laboratory setting and personnel, law and ethical issues, infection control PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN | ALLIED HEALTH

precaution and preventions, CPR/First Aid, circulatory system, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, proper body mechanics, various blood drawing techniques, safety aspects of phlebotomy, complications of phlebotomy, handling of non-blood specimens and OSHA safety standards. As part of this program the student will sit for their National Certification exam.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

PHLEB 101

Fundamentals of Phlebotomy

5

PHLEB 102

Phlebotomy Laboratory Skills

4

PHLEB 103

Healthcare Provider First Aid/CPR, AED & Bloodborne Pathogens

2

PHLEB 191

Phlebotomy Technician Practicum

4

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385. *All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or higher (with the exception of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue.

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PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGIES Manufacturing & Product Service Technology Certificate of Completion: 140 Credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 160 Credits

PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGIES | MFG & PRODUCT SERVICE TECH

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall and Winter Quarter

This two-year program is designed to help students acquire and develop skills necessary to work in the manufacturing industry. The course integrates theory and practical applications in a fully equipped machine shop facility. Students study machining processes and procedures, properties of metals, blueprint reading, applied math, inspection techniques, computer-aided manufacturing utilizing MasterCAM software, and the operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. The CNC equipment includes vertical and horizontal machining centers as well as CNC lathes with live tooling. When appropriate, students may be assigned to a cooperative work station in industry. To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validate of transcript and course work. Students holding a recent Certificate of Completion from RTC should contact the Registrar for degree options. This program articulates with Tech Prep programs through the South King County Tech Prep Consortium.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MTEC 101

Machine Technology I

4

MTEC 111

Blueprint Reading I

3

MTEC 121

Machining Fundamentals - Lathe

8

MTEC 171

Communications I

1

AMATH 176S

Basic Math for Machining

6

QUARTER 2

188

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MTEC 103

Machine Technology II

3

MTEC 113

Blueprint Reading II

3

MTEC 123

Machining Fundamentals – Mill

8

MTEC 172

Communications II

1

MTEC 185

Human Relations

3

AMATH 186S

Algebra for Machine Technology

6

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QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MTEC 105

Machine Technology III

3

MTEC 115

Blueprint Reading III

3

MTEC 125

Machining Fundamentals – Precision Machining

8

MTEC 130

Basic Metrology

1

MTEC 173

Communications III

1

AMATH 187S

Geometry for Machine Technology

6

QUARTER 4 COURSE TITLE

MTEC 140

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

CREDITS 8

AMATH 188S

Trigonometry for Machining

7

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MTEC 212

Manufacturing Resource & Research

CREDITS 6

MTEC 231

CNC I

12

QUARTER 6 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MTEC 220

Hazardous Materials

CREDITS 2

MTEC 232

CNC I

12

MTEC 240

Manufacturing Trends

4

QUARTER 7 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MTEC 233

CNC III

CREDITS 8

MTEC IV

CNC IV

7

QUARTER 8 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MTEC 235

CNV IV

CREDITS 7

MTEC 290

Job Search Skills

1

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175 or

Applied Algebra for Business and Industry OR

MATH 110

College Algebra

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

ENGL& 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGIES | MFG & PRODUCT SERVICE TECH

COURSE #

CREDITS 5 5 5 5

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385. All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course.

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PROFESSIONAL BAKING Culinary Arts Certificate of Completion: 65 Credits

Monday - Friday | 6:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Students may enter as openings occur.

Students have the opportunity to learn the baking basics and the science of baking in an exciting well-equipped kitchen setting. This course is a fast paced program following the industry standards and practices of classical and contemporary baking. A variety

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of learning competencies and learning methods designed for our progressive program

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enables the program to offer highly concentrated, focused, and hands-on curriculum. Students participate in scaling and mixing, dough production, retail operations and oven work in our production kitchen. The courses reviewed include; breads, pies, pastries, cookies, doughnuts, cakes and specialty decorating. Bakery math, customer service and human relations courses will assist the student with developing a portfolio. The program supports a retail bakery offering a broad selection of baked goods, cakes and pastries finished to industry standards. If you enjoy teamwork, bakery production, timelines, and creating delicious baked goods in a commercial baking environment, this program

QUARTER 1 - 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

BAK 101

Ovens I

3

BAK 102

Ovens II

3

BAK 103

Doughnuts

3

BAK 104

Scaling

3

BAK 105

Mixing I

3

BAK 106

Mixing II

3

BAK 107

Cookies

3

BAK 108

Pies and Tarts

3

BAK 109

Pastries

3

BAK 110

Yeast Doughs I

3

BAK 111

Yeast Doughs II

3

BAK 112

Puff Pastries

3

BAK 113

Cakes I

3

BAK 114

Cakes II

3

BAK 115

Artisan Bread I

3

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QUARTER 1 - 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

BAK 116

Artisan Bread II

3

BAK 117

Bakery Operations I

3

BAK 118

Bakery Operations II

3

BAK 170

Industry Communications

4

BAK 180

Human Relations

4

AMATH 161R

Bakery Math

3

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Construction & Building Technology Certificate of Completion: 19 Credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

Students gain skills necessary for effective property maintenance in apartment and other residential settings. Students learn safe procedures in property maintenance, painting and preparing residential units, maintaining an attractive outdoor environment, basic electrical

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and plumbing, communication and customer service, and job search skills. The program is designed for students with limited English proficiency and, as such, vocational English as a Second Language (ESL) is infused in all courses

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR & AED

2

PROP 101

Introduction to Apartment Operations & Emergency Procedures

1

PROP 120

Painting and Drywall Repairs

2

PROP 130

Curb Appeal

1

PROP 150

General Maintenance Skills I

2

PROP 190

Job Search Skills I

1

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

PROP 140

Basic Electrical Repairs

3

PROP 145

Basic Plumbing Repairs

2

PROP 155

General Maintenance Skills II

1

PROP 170

Minor Repairs to Appliances

(3)

PROP 194

Cooperative Work Experience (optional)

PROP 195

Job Search Skills II

2

A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of 2.0 or higher in all 11 courses.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE FOR MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCE Construction & Building Technology Certificate of Completion: 19 Credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

PROPERTY MAINT FOR MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCE | CONSTRUCTION

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Spring Quarter

Students gain an understanding of the role of apartment maintenance workers, and an overview of apartment operations and budget considerations. Students learn safe procedures in preparing residential units for new occupants and maintenance of an attractive outdoor environment. Students build skills in basic appliance, plumbing, electrical and drywall repair. The program includes First Aid/CPR, customer service, teamwork and job search skills.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR & AED

2

PROP 102

Apartment Operations, Maintenance, Curb Appeal

1

PROP 112

Emergency Procedures & Safety for Apartment Maintenance

1

PROP 122

Painting and Drywall Repairs

3

PROP 142

Basic Electrical Repairs

5

PROP 147

Basic Plumbing Repairs

4

PROP 172

Minor Appliance Repairs

2

PROP 192

Job Search Skills

1

PROP 194

Cooperative Work Experience (optional)

(2)

A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of 2.0 or higher in all 8 courses.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY Manufacturing & Product Service Technology Certificate of Completion: 74 Credits

Monday - Friday | 7:30a.m.- 2:00p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 94 Credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall or Spring Quarter

This training program for Refrigeration Technicians enables students to develop the skills necessary to work as service technicians on domestic and commercial refrigeration, understanding of electrical and refrigeration theory though classroom experiences and practical application. Service, repair, and troubleshooting techniques are taught on late model equipment in a fully equipped training facility. Students are taught how to safely handle, store, and dispose of CFC refrigerants, according to EPA requirements, related to diagnostic, service, and repair procedures. Technical proficiency and competency are developed by using test and service equipment to improve diagnostic and repair techniques. Laboratory experience helps develop skills in brazing and soldering of copper, steel, and aluminum. This program is approved as an electrical specialty training school for Appliance Repair (07D) by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Electrical Section. This program is accredited by the Professional Service Association, a national appliance industry organization. To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education. The General Education requirements are listed below. Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. Students holding a recent Certification of Completion from RTC should contact the Registrar for degree options.

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air conditioning and heat pump systems. Emphasis is placed on developing a thorough

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR & AED

MART 111

Industrial Direct Current (D-C)

7

MART 112

Industrial Alternating Current (A-C)

8

MART 180

Human Relations/Leadership

2

AMATH 171S

Industrial Math for Electrical (D-C)

2

AMATH 172S

Industrial Math for Electrical (A-C)

2

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MART 120

Industrial Solid State Electronics – Basics

2

MART 123

Diagnostic Techniques & Test Equipment

4

MART 125

Electric Motors

6

MART 226

Principles of Thermodynamics

6

AMATH 175S

Industrial Math for Thermodynamics

2

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QUARTER 3

196

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MART 228

EPA Regulations and Refrigerant Recovery

CREDITS 3

MART 230

Brazing Principles and Techniques

2

MART 232

Refrigeration Evacuation and Charging

2

MART 234

Domestic Refrigeration Servicing

6

MART 236

Light Commercial Refrigeration Servicing

7

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

MART 172

Industrial Communications

CREDITS

MART 238

HVAC Systems and Controls

3

MART 243

Icemaker Equipment

4

MART 291

Job Search Skills

2

3

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 175 OR

Applied Math, for Business & Industry OR

AMATH 185

Applied Algebra for Business & Industry

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

ENGL 100 OR

Applied Composition OR

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

CREDITS 5 5 5 5

Students must earn a 0.7 or higher in each course individually and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to earn a Certificate of Completion.

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REGISTERED NURSE-ASSOCIATE DEGREE Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 130 credits

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 130 credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours may very during clinical assignment including possible evening / weekend placement Enrollment Point: Fall and Spring Quarter

REGISTERED NURSE- ASSOCIATE DEGREE | ALLIED HEALTH

NOTICE: Attendance at a nursing orientation is strongly recommended. Please contact Student Services at 425-235-5840 for details. This program prepares students for professional licensure and employment as a Registered Nurse, Associate Degree. This nursing education program is the process of seeking candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The program course of study includes courses with a concept based curriculum with focus areas including three domains: individual, nursing, and healthcare. Each domain is divided into concepts with exemplars. Individual defines human development, systems, cultural competence, communication, nursing process assessment and evidence based practice. Nursing addresses clinical decision making, professional behavior and competencies for graduates of ADN programs. Healthcare addresses quality improvement, informatics and practice in a variety of healthcare settings. Students who successfully complete all seven quarters of the program will receive an Associate in Applied Sciences-Transfer (AAS-T). Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Nurse Certificate and Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program also prepares students to transfer for an RN-BSN completion after attaining the RN license. Students who successfully complete the first four quarters of the nursing program may receive a Certificate of Proficiency and be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) (PN exit option).

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COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 170N

Applied Mathematics for the Health Sciences

NURS 108

Foundations of Nursing Practice

8

NURS 109

Foundations of Nursing Practice Laboratory

4

NURS 195

Foundations of Nursing Clinical

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QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

NURS 114

Health and Wellness

8

NURS 115

Health and Wellness Laboratory

4

NURS 116

Health Promotion and Assessment

3

NURS 196

Health and Wellness Clinical

4

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

NURS 112

Mental Health in the Multicultural Community

CREDITS 2

NURS 117

Alterations in Health Care Needs

8

NURS 118

Alterations in Health Care Needs Laboratory

3

NURS 197

Mental Health in the Multicultural Community Clinical

1

NURS 198

Alterations in Health Care Needs Clinical

4

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

NURS 105

Reproductive Health

4

NURS 119

Reproductive Health Laboratory

2

NURS 199

Reproductive Health Clinical

NURS 230

Transition into Registered Nursing*

1 (2)

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

NURS 203

Major Chronic Alterations

8

NURS 207

Major Chronic Alterations Lab

4

NURS 294

Major Chronic Alterations Clinical

5

QUARTER 6 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

NURS 208

Major Acute Alterations

8

NURS 209

Major Acute Alterations Lab

3

NURS 295

Major Acute Alterations Clinical

5

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QUARTER 4

QUARTER 7 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

NURS 210

Complex Multi-Systems Alterations

CREDITS 8

NURS 281

Leadership and Management

4

NURS 296

Complex Multi-Systems Alterations Clinical

6

* Taken only by students who enter the RN program as LPNs.

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COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

MATH& 146

Introduction to Statistics

5

PSYC& 200

Developmental Psychology

5

BIOL& 260

Microbiology

5

BIOL& 241

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

5

BIOL& 242

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

5

BIOL& 160

General Biology

5

CHEM& 121

General Chemistry

5

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SPRING START - QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 170N

Applied Mathematics for the Health Sciences

CREDITS

NURS 108

Foundations of Nursing Practice

8

NURS 109

Foundations of Nursing Practice Laboratory

4

NURS 116

Health Promotion and Assessment

3

NURS 195

Foundations of Nursing Clinical

2

1

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

NURS 114

Health and Wellness

CREDITS 8

NURS 115

Health and Wellness Laboratory

4

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

NURS 105

Reproductive Health

CREDITS

NURS 119

Reproductive Health Laboratory

2

NURS 196

Health and Wellness Clinical Practicum

4

NURS 199

Reproductive Health Clinical Practicum

1

4

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

NURS 112

Mental Health in the Multicultural Community

CREDITS 2

NURS 117

Alterations in Health Care Needs

8

NURS 118

Alterations in Health Care Needs Laboratory

3

NURS 197

Mental Health in the Multicultural Community Practicum

1

NURS 198

Alterations in Health Care Needs Clinical Practicum

4

NURS 230

Transition into Registered Nursing*

(2)

QUARTER 5

200

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

NURS 203

Major Chronic Alterations in Health Care Needs

8

NURS 207

Major Chronic Alterations in Health Care Needs Laboratory

4

NURS 294

Major Chronic Alterations Clinical

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QUARTER 6 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

NURS 208

Major Acute Alterations

8

NURS 295

Major Acute Alterations Clinical

8

QUARTER 7 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

NURS 209

Major Acute Alterations in Health Care Needs Laboratory

CREDITS

NURS 210

Complex Multi-Systems Acute Alterations in Health Care Needs

8

NURS 281

Leadership and Management

4

NURS 296

Complex Multi-Systems Acute Alterations Preceptorship

6

3

* Taken only by students who enter the RN program s LPNs.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 72 Credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 92 Credits

Hours may very during clinical assignment

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 112 Credits

Enrollment Point: Fall and Spring Quarter

The Surgical Technologist program is accredited nationally by the Commission on Accreditation

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of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Association of Surgical Technologists and the American College of Surgeons. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 Phone: 727.210.2350

Fax: 727.210.2354

Web: http://www.caahep.org” \t “_blank” caahep.org In this program, the student is trained primarily as the scrub person, and secondarily as a circulator in a surgery setting. Students also study the allied health areas of endoscopy, labor and delivery, and sterile processing.  A major portion of the course training occurs in local hospitals. The Surgical Technology Student must meet the criteria for each classification of surgical cases mandated by the accrediting body of Renton Technical Colleges’ Surgical Technology Program. Students enrolled in SURG 192, SURG 193, SURG 194, SURG 195 and SURG 196 will be required to have obtained a total of 120 surgical cases. Of the minimum 120 surgical case requirement, a minimum of 30 surgical cases must be in General Surgery, twenty (20) of these cases must be in the First Scrub Role. Students are required to complete ninety (90) cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty (60) of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of (5) five surgical specialties. However, fifteen (15) is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. This is the clinical case requirement for program completion and graduation. While students are completing their clinical rotations they will not be receiving any monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will they be substituted for hired staff personnel within their assigned clinical institution, in the capacity of a surgical technologist. Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110Littleton, CO 80120 Phone: 303.694.9262 http://www.arcstsa.org” \t “_blank” arcstsa.org

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QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

SURG 103

Operating Room Environment

3

SURG 101

Surgical Techniques

4

SURG 106

Surgical Procedures I

2

SURG 109

Skills Laboratory I

4

SURG 130

Medical Terminology

3

SURG 131

Microbiology

3

SURG 132

Pharmacology

3

SURG 180

Human Relations

3

QUARTER 2 COURSE TITLE

SURG 102

HC Provider First Aid/CPR , AED, Bloodborne Pathogens 2

CREDITS 2

SURG 107

Surgical Procedures II

4

SURG 108 4

Surgical Procedures III

4

SURG 115 2

Skills Laboratory II

2

SURG 192 3

Allied Clinical Practicum I

3

SURG 193 3

Allied Clinical Practicum II

3

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SURG 110

Surgical Procedures IV

CREDITS

SURG 112

Professional Preparation I

1

SURG 117

Skills Laboratory III

3

SURG 118

Skills Lab IV

2

SURG 194

Operating Room Clinical Practicum I

5

SURG 195

Operating Room Clinical Practicum II

7

AMATH 166G

Applied Mathematics

3

2

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

SURG 113

Professional Preparation II 1

1

SURG 170

Communications 4

4

SURG 196

Operating Room Clinical Practicum III 5

5

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

BIOL 105

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS-T DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

BIOL 105

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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ROBOTICS/MECHATRONICS CERTIFICATE Technology Certificate of Completion: 19 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

The Robotics and Mechatronics certificate prepares the students for entry level careers in industrial automation. The courses cover electronics theory, devices and controllers, and their

ROBOTICS/ELECTROMECHANICS | TECHNOLOGY

applications in the field of industrial robots.

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QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

EETS 117

Special Electronics Devices

5

EETS 253

Microcontrollers

5

ESTS 122

Programmable Logic Controllers

5

EETS 157

Robotic Systems

4

This program is comprised of 29 courses of instruction. A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of a 2.0 grade or better in all courses.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE Technology Certificate of Completion: 19 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

The Software Development certificate provides training on object oriented programming and uses this foundation to cover advanced software topics such as parallel programming where

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CSIS 130

Introduction to C#

5

CSIS 231

Advanced C#

5

CSIS 261

Windows Applications with Visual Studio

5

CSIS 233

Multithreading & Parallel Programming

4

This program is comprised of 29 courses of instruction. A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of a 2.0 grade or better in all courses.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE | TECHNOLOGY

students learn how to optimize the use of current multicore processors.

PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL PROGRAMS OFFERED

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VETERINARY ASSISTANT Allied Health Certificate of Completion: 21 credits

Monday - Friday | 5:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 92 Credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall Quarter

The Veterinary Assistant program prepares students to assist the veterinarian in all aspects of animal care. Veterinary Assistants provide surgical and nursing care to animals in clinics, as well as field settings. They also provide basic care, perform laboratory procedures, and assist in the veterinary clinic with other functions. Veterinary Assistants work in a variety of settings VETERINARY ASSISTANT | ALLIED HEALTH

including animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, laboratories, zoos, and animal parks. The program includes classroom theory, laboratory, and internship experience in local veterinary clinics. Students receive hands-on experience with animals. Program content requires the application of basic math, technical reading, and communications skills.

QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

VET 101

Veterinary Assisting I

CREDITS 5

AMATH 167G

Veterinary Math

4

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

VET 102

Veterinary Assisting II

5

VET 180

Human Relations/Workplace Skills

2

VET 190

Veterinary Assisting Practicum

1

QUARTER 2

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

VET 103

Veterinary Assisting III

CREDITS 5

VET 191

Veterinary Assisting Internship

1 All courses required for a Certificate of Completion are designated as

VETERINARY ASSISTANT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

core courses and require achieving a 2.0 or higher (with the exception

• Counselor or advisor interview.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

of any clinical/externship/internship courses, which require a Satisfactory (S) grade), in order to continue.

• Minimum age: 18 years • Must take the COMPASS test before entering program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

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MORE INFORMATION Schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling (425) 235-5840 or visit Student Services in the Roberts Campus Center, Building I.

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WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE Technology Certificate of Completion: 0 credits

Monday - Friday | 7:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: n/a Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring Quarter

The Web Development certificate provides the skills and knowledge to create efficient customer facing web applications that connect to a back end database. The students also learn how to

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develop applications for mobile devices using the Android platform.

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QUARTER 1 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

CSIS 139

HTML and CSS

5

CSIS 175

Introduction to Ajax

5

CSIS 154

Coldfusion and Adobe AIR

5

CSIS 181

Mobile Applications –Android

5

This program is comprised of 29 courses of instruction. A Certificate of Completion is issued to students who have an average of a 2.0 grade or better in all courses.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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WELDING Construction & Building Technology Certificate of Completion: 79 Credits

Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 99 Credits Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree: n/a

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring Quarter

This program is designed to prepare welders for jobs in manufacturing, fabrication, and construction trades. This program is comprehensive. Courses include Blueprint Reading and Layout, Metallurgy for Welders, Applied Mathematics, Shop Safety, and hands-on training in GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, FTAW, OAW, and thermal cutting. The instruction is individualized and previous experience determines a student’s starting point. A student’s motivation and ability to move through the individual objectives will determine completion time. WABO Certification

This program articulates with Tech Prep programs through the South King County Tech Prep Consortium.

QUARTER 1 - FALL START COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

WELD 102*

Oxyacetylene Welding and Thermal Cutting

7

WELD 104*

Introduction to Arc Welding

3

WELD 105*

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

7

WELD 181*

Human Relations and Student Leadership

3

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is available.

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

WELD 106*

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

7

WELD 110*

Flux Cored Arc Welding

7

WELD 130*

Blueprint Reading

3

WELD 135*

Welding Processes and Application

3

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

WELD 111*

Gas Metal Arc Welding

WELD 114*

GasTungsten Arc Welding I

7

WELD 136*

Welding Metallurgy

3

AMATH 160S*

Related Mathematics/Measurement

3

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QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

WELD 115*

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

7

WELD 170*

Related Communications

3

QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR & AED

CREDITS 2

WELD 122*

Certification

6

WELD 191*

Job Search Skills

1

WELD 138

Certification SMAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 139

Certification FCAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 140

Certification GMAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 141

Certification GTAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 142

Pipe Welding I (optional)

(5)

WELD 143

Pipe Welding II (optional)

(5)

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

WELD 102*

Oxyacetylene Welding and Thermal Cutting

CREDITS

WELD 105*

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

7

WELD 130*

Blueprint Reading

3

WELD 135*

Welding Processes and Application

3

7

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

WELD 106*

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

CREDITS

WELD 110*

Flux Cored Arc Welding

7

WELD 136*

Welding Metallurgy

3

AMATH 160S*

Related Mathematics/Measurement

3

7

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QUARTER 1 - WINTER START

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

WELD 111*

Gas Metal Arc Welding

7

WELD 170*

Related Communications

3

QUARTER 4 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

WELD 104*

Introduction to Arc Welding

3

WELD 114*

GasTungsten Arc Welding I

7

WELD 115*

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

7

WELD 181*

Human Relations and Student Leadership

3

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QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR & AED

CREDITS

WELD 122*

Certification

WELD 138

Certification SMAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 139

Certification FCAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 140

Certification GMAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 141

Certification GTAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 142

Pipe Welding I (optional)

(5)

WELD 143

Pipe Welding II (optional)

(5)

WELD 191*

Job Search Skills

2 6

1

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QUARTER 1 - SPRING START COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

WELD 136*

Welding Metallurgy

CREDITS 3

AMATH 160S*

Related Mathematics/Measurement

3

WELD 102*

Oxyacetylene Welding and Thermal Cutting

7

WELD 105*

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

7

QUARTER 2 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

WELD 170*

Related Communications

3

WELD 106*

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

7

QUARTER 3 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

WELD 104*

Introduction to Arc Welding

CREDITS 3

WELD 181*

Human Relations and Student Leadership

3

WELD 110*

Flux Cored Arc Welding

7

WELD 111*

Gas Metal Arc Welding

7

QUARTER 4

214

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

WELD 130*

Blueprint Reading

3

WELD 135*

Welding Processes and Application

3

WELD 114*

GasTungsten Arc Welding I

7

WELD 115*

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

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QUARTER 5 COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

INDS 101

First Aid/CPR & AED

2

WELD 122*

Certification

6

WELD 191*

Job Search Skills

1

WELD 138

Certification SMAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 139

Certification FCAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 140

Certification GMAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

WELD 141

Certification GTAW (option to WELD 122)

(4)

Pipe Welding I (optional)

(5)

Pipe Welding II (optional)

(5)

WELD 142

WELD 143

CREDITS

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE TITLE

AMATH 185

Applied Algebra for Business and Industry

CREDITS 5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL 100

Applied Composition OR

ENGL& 101

English Composition

5

PSYC& 100

General Psychology

5

This program is comprised of 17 courses of instruction. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Course descriptions can be found on pages 228-385.

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APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS Numerous apprenticeship programs are affiliated with Renton Technical College. Apprenticeship programs offer the opportunity to “earn while you learn”. Apprentices typically work fulltime in their field, while attending school a few weeks/year or a few nights/week. Most apprenticeships are in the building and construction trades, manufacturing, or maritime navigation. Apprenticeship programs last two to five years, and an apprentice’s wages increase with experience. Some programs – Custodial, Machinists, Saint Gobain Container Company, and Stationary Engineers – are only open to current employees in participating companies. Other programs accept applications from the broader community.

each program has its own coordinator, joint labor-management committee, and selection procedures. Generally, applicants must be at least 17 or 18 years old, have a valid Washington State driver’s license, and go through a selection process which might include a written test, physical test, drug test, and interview. For more information on specific programs, please contact the apprenticeship coordinators listed with each program or go to: www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/pubs/appcat.pdf This link is to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Catalog of Programs and Services. Washington State Registered Apprenticeships Catalog information includes descriptions of each occupation, apprenticeship, entry requirements, and a link to program standards. Renton Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Multi-Occupational Trades. This degree is an option for apprentices who have graduated from Renton Technical College in apprenticeship programs of at least 432 classroom hours and 6000 on-the-job training hours in construction and machining trades. For the maritime industry, this degree is an option for apprentices graduating from RTC in apprenticeship programs of at least 811 classroom hours and 3000 on-the-job training hours. For more information on degree

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Although the following apprenticeship programs are affiliated with Renton Technical College,

requirements, refer to the General Education classes in this Catalog or call Student Services at 425.235.5840.

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ADVISORY COUNCIL Carpenters-Employers Apprenticeship and Training Trust King County Carpenters P. O. Box 2020, Renton, WA 98056-4195 Contact: 425.235.2465 www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0128.pdf www.ctww.org

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Carpenters 160 hrs + 4 years Maintenance Carpenters

160 hrs +

4 years

Residential Carpenters

160 hrs +

4 years

Scaffold Erector

160 hrs +

4 years

Seattle Area Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Apprenticeship Committee Doug Steinmetzer Renton Technical College 3000 NE Fourth Street, Bldg. E, Renton, WA 98056-4195 Contact: 425.235.7827 www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0080.pdf Heat and Frost Insulator

160 hrs

5 years

Fire Stop Containment Worker

144 hrs

4 years

Cement Masons & Plasterers Training Trust of Washington Rosie Bernard Renton Technical College 3000 NE Fourth Street, Bldg. E, Renton, WA 98056-4195 Contact: 425.235.7879 www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0106.pdf Plasterer 144 hrs + 3.5 years

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Washington State UBC Lathers, Acoustical, Drywall Systems (LADS) Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Dave Chumney Carpenters Specialty Training Center 20474-72nd Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032 Contact: 253.437.5235 www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0128.pdf www.ctww.org Acoustical Applicator 160 hrs 3 years Drywall System Installer

160 hrs

3 years

Lather 160 hrs 3 years Residential Drywall Applicator

160 hrs

3 years

Ginger Grant Seattle Machinists #160 9135 15th Place S., Seattle, WA 98108 Contact: 206.762.7990, ext. 2 www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0173.pdf www.iam160.com Machinist 144 hrs 4 years Maintenance Machinist 144 hrs 4 years Marine Machinist 144 hrs 3 years Soft Tooler 144 hrs 3 years Tool and Die Maker

144 hrs

5 years

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Seattle Machinists Apprenticeship Committee

Washington State UBC JATC-Millwrights and Pile Drivers Justin McLendon Carpenters Specialty Training Center 20474-72nd Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032 Contact: 253.437.5235 www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0128.pdf www.ctww.org Millwright 160 hrs 4 years Pile Driver 160 hrs 4 years

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Seattle Area Pipe Trades Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship Jeff Zielinski Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Center 595 Monster Road S.W., Renton, WA 98055 Contact: 425.271.5900 www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0115.pdf www.seattlepipetrades.org Housing Plumber 250 hrs 3 years Serv. Maint. Plumber/Steamfitter

250 hrs

5 years

Marine Pipefitter 250 hrs 3 years Steamfitter 250 hrs 5 years APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS | COURSE CATALOG 2013 - 2014

Plumber 250 hrs 5 years

HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanic Apprenticeship Dale Wentworth Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Center 595 Monster Road S.W., Renton, WA 98055 Contact: 425.271.5900 www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0115.pdf www.seattlepipetrades.org HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanic

250 hrs

5 years

Western Washington Stationary Engineers Apprenticeship and Custodial Apprenticeship Jim Burnson 18 E St. S.W., Auburn, WA 98001 Contact: 253.351.0184 www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0227.pdf www.iuoe286.org Facilities Custodial Technician

144 hrs

2 years

Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

144 hrs

4 years

Gardener/Maintenance Specialist

144 hrs

2 years

Stationary Engineer 144 hrs 4 years

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Pacific Maritime Institute Greg Trunnell, Director 1729 Alaskan Way South, Seattle, WA 98134 Contact: 206.441.2880 www.mates.org Click: The Workboat Mate Program Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch

811 hrs

2 years

Seattle Area Roofers Apprenticeship Committee Gregg Gibeau 2800 First Avenue, Room 321, Seattle, WA 98121-1114 www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0113.pdf Roofer 168 hrs 2 years

Saint-Gobain Containers Apprenticeship Jason Noble, Manager Human Resources 5801 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA 98134 Contact: 206.768.6295 Maintenance Mechanic/Repairer

144 hrs +

4 years

Mold Maker 144 hrs + 4 years

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

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Contact: 206.728.2777

Roger Peters 6770 E. Marginal Way S., Bldg. A., Seattle, WA 98108 Contact: 206.764.5359 www.ajactraining.org Machinist 144 hrs 4 years

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MULTI- OCCUPATIONAL TRADES DEGREE General Occupational Degree Associate of Applied Science Degree This degree is an option for apprentices who have graduated from Renton Technical College in apprenticeship programs of at least 432 classroom hours and 6000 on-the-job training hours in construction and machining trades. For the maritime industry, this degree is an option for apprentices graduating from RTC in apprenticeship programs of at least 811 classroom hours

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and 3000 on-the-job training hours. The following programs are eligible:

Carpenters

Plasterers

Pile Drivers

Machinists

Heat and Frost Insulators

Refrigeration

Pipefitters

Millwrights

Fire Stop Containment Workers

Saint Gobain Containers

Plumbers

Officers in Charge of Navigational Watch

LADS

Stationary Engineers

Requirements Completion of a registered apprenticeship program affiliated with Renton Technical College, including documentation such as apprenticeship completion certificate from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Apprentices must have completed at least 25% of their coursework at RTC. Apprentices may begin taking general education coursework before, during, or after their apprenticeship. See a counselor if you have transferable credits from other colleges. MULTI- OCCUPATIONAL TRADES REQUIREMENTS FOR AAS DEGREE COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

AMATH 185

Applied Algebra for Business and Industry

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

ENGL& 100 or

Applied Composition

5

ENGL& 101

English Composition

PSYC& 100

General Psychology Total

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BASIC STUDIES Basic Studies programs are offered to students who need and want the background skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college programs and the workplace. Courses include instruction in the basic skills of reading, writing, math, listening and speaking in the contexts students need to achieve educational or career-related goals. Classes are scheduled at convenient times—morning, afternoon, and evening—to meet student needs. Additionally, classes are available in online and hybrid options. Students can improve their basic skills to be successful in technical programs, obtain employment, qualify for job promotions, and improve the quality of their personal lives. Programs include Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English As A Second Language (ESL). A quarterly $25 tuition fee will be charged for enrolling in courses in this section.

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program offers adults an opportunity to improve their reading, writing and math skills. With stronger skills in these areas, students are better prepared to enter post-secondary education, advance in employment, be a wise consumer, and meet family responsibilities. Students will receive an initial assessment and then work with the instructor to develop an individualized plan of study according to their personal goals and skill levels. Instruction may include whole-group instruction, small group work, and one-on-one support. Focused instruction will be provided for students who wish to prepare for a high school equivalency examination. A high school equivalency certificate may help pursue additional education, meet eligibility requirements for financial aid, meet requirements for a job or

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ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

promotion, or achieve personal goals. Bilingual Spanish/English Adult Basic Education courses are also available on campus. Classes are available in the morning, afternoon, and evening, as well as online. There is a quarterly tuition of $25 per student per quarter.

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) The English as a Second Language (ESL) program offers courses for immigrant and refugee adults who have limited proficiency in English. These classes stress the basic communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Improved English skills will enable students to achieve their goals for continuing education, career advancement, and community involvement. Students are assessed at entry and placed in a class consistent with their English level. Classes are offered at Levels 1-6.

Classes are available in the morning, afternoon, and

evening, as well as online. There is a quarterly tuition of $25 per student per quarter. Basic Studies classes are offered at the following locations:

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RTC Main Campus WorkSource Renton YouthSource Renton Puget Sound Training Center (Renton) Creston Point Apartments (Renton) Kent Learning Center (Downtown Kent) King County Regional Justice Center (Kent) BirchCreek Apartments (Kent) Jewish Family Services (Kent) WorkSource Affiliate Downtown Seattle YWCA Family Village (Issaquah)

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GENERAL EDUCATION General Education courses are an important component of the AAS degree option. Whereas completion of the voca­t ional training requirements demonstrates competency in the area of specialty, completion of the General Educa­t ion requirements demonstrates a competence in oral and writ­ten communications, computations and human rela­t ions in the workplace. General Education require­m ents vary for each degree program as described in the degrees section. General Education credits may be transferred to other colleges within guidelines established by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

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For the most current course descriptions, see

BIOL& 160

the quarterly Class Schedule or view online

General Biology

at www.RTC.edu College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Testing Students may challenge the following General Education courses by receiving acceptable College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores:

ASL& 121 American Sign Language

This course offers instructions in American Sign Language to support communication and social interaction with deaf and hearing-impaired individuals as well as supporting language/ communication in typically developing children.

that describe and explain the nature of life. Topics include cell biology, molecular biology (including basic biochemistry and DNA s tru c ture a n d f un c tio n), m eta b olism , a n d genetics. Students practice skills in both the classroom and the laboratory through formats such as group exercises, laboratory activities, quizzes, and exams BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

This is the first of two classes designed for students who want to enter professional health care programs. It is the study of the gross anatomy and functioning of the human body. Covers body organization, cellular structure and function, fundamentals of chemistry and the physiology, structure and function of all the body systems. Lab includes microscopic tissue studies, dissection, work with ADAM software,

BIOL 105

and physiology projects related to the systems

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

studied. Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL& 160 and General Biology.

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts of anatomy

BIOL& 242

a n d p hysi o l o g y. I t i n cl u d e s o rg a n iz ati o n ,

Human Anatomy & Physiology II (T)

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Biology Chemistry College Mathematics College Algebra English Composition Introduction to Psychology

Students explore the basic biological principles

c l a s s i f i c a t i o n a n d c o n t r o l o f a n a to m i c a l structures and an introduction to the major body syste ms . Th e course cove rs som e medical terminology and introduces some concepts from chemistry and biochemistry. T h i s c o u r s e i s i n te n d e d f o r n o n - s c i e n c e majors or entr y-level allied health majors.

This is the second to two classes designed for students who want to enter professional health care programs. It is a study of the gross anatomy and functioning of the human body. Covers body organization, cellular structure and function, fundamentals of chemistry and the physiology, structure and function of all the body systems. Lab includes microscopic tissue studies, dissection, work with ADAM

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software, and physiology projects related to

CHEM& 131

the systems studies. Prerequisite: BIOL& 241,

Introduction to Organic Chemistry and

Human Anatomy and Physiology I.

Biochemistry

BIOL& 260

Introduc tion to organic chemistr y and

Microbiology

biochemistry includes study of the nomenclature,

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structure, reactions and synthesis of organic M i c ro b i o l o g y i s a c o m p re h e n s i ve c o u r s e

compounds and biochemistr y applications

i ntro d u c i n g c l a s sif i c ati o n , s tr u c tu re , a n d

in nursing field . Structure and properties of

function of microbes. Focus includes disease

the major classes of organic compounds with

causing bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi.

par ticular reference to organic molecules

The role of these microorganisms in nature,

and their relationship to polymers, such as

environmental impact, and health applications

carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic

is covered. Laboratory is an integral component,

acids. Course is primarily intended for those

which includes training on microscope, slide

w h o a re i n te re s te d i n th e a p p l i c a ti o n of

prep, aseptic technique transfer/inoculation

the principles of organic chemistr y and

of b a c te ria , a n d u se of va rio u s m e d ia to

biochemistry to related areas of science such

select, isolate, and characterize organisms.

as genetics, microbiology, physiology, and

Prerequisite:

nutrition. Course learning involves lectures

Completion of BIOL&160 and

General Biology.

and labs. Prerequisite: CHEM& 121 or instructor permission.

CHEM& 121 General Chemistry

CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication

This introductory course discusses the basic concepts in general and inorganic chemistry. It

In this course students study the fundamentals

is designed to prepare students for coursework

of th e co m m unic atio n p ro cess a n d a p ply

in health sciences or more advanced scientific

them to personal and workplace relationships.

coursework by laying the foundation of the

Emphasis is on applying communication theory

most ‘elemental’ science – chemistry. Topics

to interviewing, small group communications,

covered range from the nature of atoms to

and public speaking. Students are required to

chemical reactions and include homework,

prepare and give oral presentations.

laboratories , exams , and group exercises . Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 095 or completion of MATH 085.

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CMST& 220

ENGL 075

Public Speaking

Business English

This course in public speaking helps students develop ef fe c tive speaking skills thro ugh

This course provides students with

u n d e r s t a n d i n g t h e e l e m e n t s i nvo l ve d i n

comprehensive coverage of basic English

e f f e c t i ve s p e e c h . S t u d e n t s w i l l p r e p a r e

grammar and mechanics. Students learn the

speeches designed for a variety of purposes.

rules of proper punctuation, capitalization,

P R ER EQ U I S ITE : Eligib l e fo r EN G L 1 0 0 o r

sentence structure and various other

instructor’s permission.

elements associated with successful business correspondence.

ECON& 201 ENGL 080 Writing Improvement I Microeconomic concepts are applied to problems involving scarcity, choice, competition, and

Learn how to make your writing sizzle by

cost. Examines the basic principles and models

improving your basic sentence structure. This

of microeconomics and their application to

course is designed to help you write a wide

contemporary issues and problems including

variety of strong sentences as well as maximize

production, allocation , supply and demand

your knowledge of grammar basics. Instruction

analysis, elasticity, consumer choice, market

includes daily writing and use of technology to

structures, antitrust and regulation, and public

assist writers in improving their writing skills.

microeconomics.

ECON& 202

ENGL 085 Business Communication

Macroeconomics This course provides students with M a c ro e co n o m ic s fo cu se s o n th e n atio n a l

comprehensive coverage this course is

economy - the determination of the national

designed to assist students in developing the

income level, economic growth and prosperity,

skills necessary to write effective resumes,

government spending and taxation, money

reports, memos, letters and other business

and banking, analysis of employment, inflation,

communications .

aggregate output and economic growth, and

writing activities, use document templates and

fiscal and monetar y policy tools including

forms, and review the basics of oral and written

t h e i n te n d e d a n d u n i n te n d e d e f f e c t s o f

communication in the business world

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Microeconomics

Students will engage in

government policies including the effects of both demand-side and supply-side fiscal and monetary policies on the economy.

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Basic computer and keyboarding skills strongly

Writing Improvement II

recommended

This writing improvement course helps

ENGL& 102

students improve their composition skills by

Writing From Research

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papers and reports.

This course helps students develop ideas to guide

They learn to use ideas from a large

n um b e r of so urces as evid e n ce in ess ays and longer research papers . Prerequisite: completion of ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

ENGL 100 Applied Composition

ENGL& 111 Introduction to Literature

This practical writing course assists students with academic writing. The class incorporates journal summaries and basic essay formats to help students build on their sentence and paragraph strengths to be successful in collegelevel writing. This class assists students in moving their writing forward through practice.

An analysis and critic al understanding of selected literature across genres, locales and eras. Themes include family, faith, good and evil, the individual and society, cultural identity and gender. Students explore elements of plot, theme, setting and character development. Exams and essays based on readings.

ENGL& 101 English Composition

ENGL 210 Children’s Literature

This is a college level writing course in which students learn to write essays that explain ideas, argue for a position, and evaluate information. Students write draft essays based on personal experience and information gathered from a variety of resources. Students revise and edit their draft essays based on constructive

This course examines children’s books as part of the imaginative experience of children, as well as a part of a larger literary heritage, viewed in light of their social, psychological, and moral implications.

comments offered by their peers and by their instructor. Upon successful completion of the course, students are able to write essays (of at least 1,000 words) demonstrating the co nve nti o n s of s t a n d a rd writ te n En g li s h . Prerequisite: COMPASS score of 75 or better or completion of ENGL 100 with a 2.0 or higher.

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ENGL& 235

HIST 110

Technical Writing

Survey of U.S .History

This course focuses on various aspects of

This survey course examines the creation and

professional and technical writing. Students

evolution of the United States beginning with

study user guides , repor ts , proposals and

the histories of pre-contact native peoples and

other forms of business correspondence in

continuing through the present time. Through

order to successfully write for the workplace.

the exploration of key figures, eras and events,

Prerequisite: completion of ENGL& 101 with a

students develop historical thinking skills, draw

grade of 2.0 or higher.

conclusions from competing and contradictory sources, and recognize the role of perspective in historical documentation.

World Literature HIST& 126 This course explores selec ted works of

World Civilization I

world literature, focusing on the cultural, philosophical and historical elements which

This course examines the development of

helped shape them. Pre-req ENGL& 101 with a

civilizations from prehistoric through the

grade of 2.0 or higher.

beginning of the middle ages. It emphasizes economic, social and political global

GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology

Examines geologic processes that shape the Earth. Emphasis is placed on understanding th e l a n g u a g e a n d m eth o d s of sci e n ce a s

perspectives by studying worldviews and systems of thought. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 100 or instructor’s permission.

HIST& 136 U.S. History I

applied to our changing planet. Student s d eve l o p c ritic a l th in k in g s k ills a n d a p p ly

Reviews the significant contributions of the

th e m to regional ge ology. Topic s include

Colonial Period, emphasizing political and

earthquakes, volcanism, glaciers, rivers, and

constitutional developments from the American

structure of the Earth. May include field trips.

Revolution through the Civil War. Emphasis on

Includes laboratory.

the Constitution and causes and consequences

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of the Civil War. Includes contributions and achievements of key political/legal, scientific, cultural and military individuals.

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HIST& 137

MATH 068

U.S. History II

Mathematics Review

Covers U.S. development from the Post-Civil

This course is designed for those students

War Reconstruction period to the present.

wa ntin g a review in th e f u n d a m e nt a ls of

Includes political, social, and economic forces

mathematics.

affecting the United States during the period

subtraction, multiplication, and division of

of westward movement, industrialization, world

whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. This

wars, economic growth and world dominance.

course also reviews percentages, ratio and

Covers profound technological developments

proportion, estimation and solving applied

of the twentieth century in relation to the world

math problems. For those students that want

of work. Addresses the fall of the Soviet Union

more review there is additional review of signed

and the rise of Islam in relation to the U.S. as

numbers, geometry, units of measurement,

a global power.

g ra p h s , s t atis tic s (m e a n , m e d ia n , m o d e),

The course reviews addition,

variables, and solving equations in one variable. HUM 101 Human Relations

The review is taught through individually tailored, interactive computer instruction with the instructor available to assist students on an individual basis during the class period.

St u d e n t s a re i n tro d u ce d to b a s i c h u m a n

A course grade of pass/fail will be assigned.

relations theory and skills. Focus is on the

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importance of maintaining positive relationships i n a p ro f e s s i o n a l a n d d i ve r s e wo r k p l a c e and functioning as an effective member of work teams.

MATH 065 Fundamentals of Mathematics

MATH 075 Pre-Algebra

This course lays the foundation for the study of algebra. The topics covered include: review of whole number operations, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion; signed numbers

T h e co u r s e cove r s a d d iti o n , s u btr a c ti o n ,

a n d o p e r a ti o n s o n s i g n e d n u m b e r s ; r e a l

multiplication, and division of whole numbers,

numbers; simplifying algebraic expressions;

fractions, and decimals, percentages, ratio and

solvin g lin e a r e q u atio n s; g e o m etr y ; u nit s

proportion, estimation, solving applied math

o f m e a s u r e m e n t ; i n t ro d u c ti o n to g r a p h s

problems, introduction to simple interest and

and statistics. This class is taught either in

compound interest. This class is taught either in

traditional lecture mode or through individually

traditional lecture mode or through individually

tailored, interactive computer instruction that

tailored, interactive computer instruction that

provides the student ’s primar y method of

provides the student ’s primar y method of

learning, with the instructor available to assist

learning, with the instructor available to assist

students on an individual basis during the class

students on an individual basis during the class.

period. Prerequisite: completion of Math 065 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or a COMPASS

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Pre-Algebra score of 40 or greater.

tailored, interactive computer instruction that provides the student ’s primar y method of learning, with the instructor available to assist

MATH 085

students on an individual basis during the class

Beginning Algebra

period. Prerequisites: completion of MATH 085 or AMATH 185 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or

This introductory course in algebra covers

a COMPASS Algebra score of 40 or greater

t h e f o l l ow i n g to p i c s : r ev i ew o f s e l e c te d pre-algebra topics, introduction to set theory and the real numbers; algebraic expressions; linear equations in one variable and their

MATH 110 College Algebra

to graphing; systems of two equations in two

T h i s c o u r s e c ove r s t h e f o l l ow i n g to p i c s :

unknowns and their applications; systems of

functions and graphing; inverse functions;

inequalities; polynomial operations; factoring

logarithmic and exponential functions;

polynomials; simplifying rational expression;

properties of logarithms; theory of equations;

solving quadratic e quations by fac toring .

nonlinear systems of equations; conic sections;

This class is taught either in traditional

to p i c s i n l i n e a r a l g e b r a ; s e q u e n c e s a n d

lecture mode or through individually tailored,

series. This class is taught either in traditional

interactive computer instruction that provides

lecture mode or through individually tailored,

the student’s primary method of learning, with

interactive computer instruction that provides

the instructor available to assist students on

the student’s primary method of learning, with

an individual basis during the class period.

the instructor available to assist students on

Pre re q uisite: co m pletio n of M ATH 075 o r

an individual basis during the class period.

AMATH 175 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or a

P re re q uisite s: co m p l etio n of M ATH 9 5 o r

COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of 60 or greater.

AMATH 195 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or a COMPASS Algebra score of 60 or greater

MATH 095 AMATH 170

Intermediate Algebra

Mathematics for the Health Sciences This course covers the following topics: review of selected elementary algebra topics; absolute

Mathematics for the Health Sciences is an

value equations and inequalities; factoring

introductory course developed to introduce

polynomials; rational expressions; solving

mathematics concepts related to a variety of

rational equations;

fields in the health sciences.

rational exponents and

The content is

radicals; quadratic equations and complex

designed at the pre-algebra level (MATH 075)

numbers; functions and their graphs; inverse

to promote student success in mathematics

functions; exponential and logarithmic

and to develop problem-solving skills. Topics

functions; properties of logarithms; solving

covered include: review of whole number

polynomial , quadratic-form and radic al

operations, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio

equations . This class is taught either in

and proportion; signed numbers and operations

traditional lecture mode or through individually

on signed numbers; real numbers; simplifying

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algebraic expressions; solving linear equations;

tailored, interactive computer instruction that

geometry; introduction to graphs and statistics;

provides the student ’s primar y method of

measurement systems (metric, apothecary,

learning, with the instructor available to assist

and household); conversions involving

students on an individual basis during the class

dimensional analysis; dosage calculations ,

period. Prerequisites: completion of MATH 075

mixture calculations, body surface area and

or AMATH 175 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or

body weight calculations; introductory solution

a COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of 60 or greater.

calculations and a variety of health related application problems. Prerequisite: completion of Math 065 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or a

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COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of 40 or greater.

AMATH 175 Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry

AMATH 195 Advanced Applied Algebra

This course offers students a higher level of applied algebra utilizing applications in a variety of programs. Instruction includes coursework in intermediate algebra equivalent to MATH 095, with additional time devoted to studying

T h i s c o u r s e c ove r s m a t h e m a t i c s a n d i t s

the appropriate applications, which vary based

applications in business and industry. Instruction

on student needs. This class is taught either in

includes coursework in mathematics equivalent

traditional lecture mode or through individually

to MATH 075, with additional time devoted to

tailored, interactive computer instruction that

studying appropriate applications, which vary

provides the student ’s primar y method of

based on student needs. This class is taught

learning, with the instructor available to assist

either in traditional lecture mode or through

students on an individual basis during the class

individually tailored, interactive computer

period. Prerequisites: completion of MATH 085

instruction that provides the student’s primary

or AMATH 185 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or

method of learning, with the instructor available

a COMPASS Algebra score of 40 or greater.

to assist students on an individual basis during the class period. Prerequisites: completion of Math 065 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or a COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of 40 or greater.

AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry

AMATH 205 Intermediate Algebra with Analytical Geometry

Th is co u r se cove r s se q u e n ce s a n d se rie s inequalities, conic sections, and the concept of limits. This course is offered through the Land

This course covers algebra and its applications

Surveying/Land Survey Technician professional

in a variety of programs. Instruction includes

te c h n i c a l p ro g ra m .

coursework in algebra equivalent to MATH

Surveying/Land Survey Technician profession

085, with additional time devoted to studying

technical program for prerequisites.

Pl e a s e s e e th e L a n d

appropriate applications, which vary based on student needs. This class is taught either in traditional lecture mode or through individually

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MATH& 142

Contemporary Mathematics

Pre-Calculus II

This college level course is provides a

Tr i g o n o m e tr i c a n d i nve r s e tr i g o n o m e tr i c

mathematical perspective of contemporary

functions, their graphs and transformations of

issues.

The course is designed for students

their graphs, with applications to mathematical

who do not intend to continue in mathematics

modeling. Solving trigonometric equations, the

or science. Topics vary but may include areas

derivation and use of trigonometric identities.

of finance, statistics, data analysis, logic, and

Polar coordinates , vetors , conic sec tions ,

applications relevant to humanities, social

rotation of axes and parametric equations.

sciences and education. Content emphasis is

This class is taught either in traditional

on problem solving and quantitative reasoning.

lecture mode or through individually tailored,

Prerequisite: completion of MATH 95 or AMATH

interactive computer instruction that provides

195 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or a COMPASS

the student’s primary method of learning, with

Algebra score of 60 or greater.

the instructor available to assist students on an individual basis during the class period.

MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I

Elementar y functions, their graphs and transformations of their graphs, with applications to mathematical modeling. Examples include

Prerequiste: completion of MATH& 141 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or a COMPASS College Algebra score of 60 or greater

MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics

linear, power, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, composite functions,

This course is an introduction to statistics

a n d i nve r s e f u n c ti o n s . Ad d i ti o n a l to p i c s

and how it may be applied in the analysis

include sequences, series and mathematical

of numerical data.

induction. This class is taught either in

topics: structure of data sets, central tendency,

traditional lecture mode or through individually

dispersion , means , standard deviation ,

tailored, interactive computer instruction that

correlation, regression, binomial and normal

provides the student ’s primar y method of

probability distributions, sampling methods,

learning, with the instructor available to assist

confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.

students on an individual basis during the class

P re re q uisite s: co m p l etio n of M ATH 9 5 o r

period. Prerequisite: completion of MATH 95

AMATH 195 with a 2.0 or higher, or a COMPASS

or AMATH 195 with a grade of 2.0 or higher,

Algebra score of 60 or greater.

It includes the following

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or a COMPASS Algebra score of 60 or greater.

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e q u a ti o n s . T h i s c l a s s i s t a u g h t e i t h e r i n

Business Calculus I

traditional lecture mode or through individually tailored, interactive computer instruction that

I n t ro d u c ti o n to D i f f e r e n ti a l a n d I n te g r a l Calculus of elementary functions with emphasis on business applications and its use in optimization.

This class is taught either in

traditional lecture mode or through individually

provides the student ’s primar y method of learning, with the instructor available to assist students on an individual basis during the class period. Prerequisite: completion of MATH& 151 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

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tailored, interactive computer instruction that provides the student ’s primar y method of

MUSC& 105

learning, with the instructor available to assist

Music Appreciation

students on an individual basis during the class period. Prerequiste: completion of MATH& 141 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or a COMPASS College Algebra score of 60 or greater.

This course helps student s develop an understanding of the elements and vocabulary of music while deepening their appreciation of music as a reflection of cultural tradition and

MATH& 151

innovation. Students gain tools for analysis

Calculus I

such as the historical, political and cultural influences on musical traditions. Class activities

D if fe re nti a l c a l cu l u s .

T h e d ef i n iti o n a n d

interpretation of the derivative, with applications to mathematical modeling.

include lec tures , writ te n mate rials , and a variety of listening experiences.

Derivatives of

algebraic and transcendental functions. This

NUTR& 101

class is taught either in traditional lecture mode

Human Nutrition

or through individually tailored, interactive computer instruction that provides the student’s primary method of learning, with the instructor available to assist students on an individual basis during the class period.

Prerequisite:

completion of MATH& 142 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or a COMPASS Trigonometry score of 60 or greater.

This course provides students with information pertaining to the functions of nutrients in t h e b o d y a n d t h e p hys i o l o g i c p ro c e s s e s involved in digestion and absorption. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of digestion and absorption; specific utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and fats; and vitamin and mineral supplements. Other topics include

MATH& 152

factors that govern nutrient requirements, and

Calculus II

the impact of diet on health and disease. Basic principles of chemistry, biology, and physiology

The definition, interpretation and application of the definite integral. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques of integration

are applied to the study of nutrition. This course is suggested for students majoring in nursing or other health-related areas.

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on documents from America’s Revolutionary

Introduction to Philosophy

a n d C i v i l Wa r p e r i o d s a s we l l a s o n key historical and contemporary Supreme Court

Presents well-known problems and concepts in philosophy and introduces students to some of the works of great philosophers. Students develop skills in critical thinking and analysis.

opinions, Congressional laws, and Presidential policy papers. This course will also analyze how the dynamic s of regional and global forces have impacted on domestic politics and Am e ric an gove rnm e nt, informing th e shaping of its attitudes and policies to the rest of the world.

POLS 150 PSYC& 100 General Psychology Topics will include currently relevant issues such as the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism and American defense policy, the debate between free market and socialist economic theories, globalization and the role of oil and energy technologies, the rise of China and its relations with other Asian countries and the U.S., the ongoing crises in Africa, nuclear proliferation a n d oth e r we a p o n s of m a s s d e s tr u c ti o n . Immigration and demographics will be covered. The role of the United Nations and international law are examined within the framework of evolving ideas about national sovereignty. This course will maintain some flexibility to prioritize emergent issues as the quarter develop.

General Psychology surveys the knowledge and methods of the discipline of psychology. Emphasis is placed upon application of psychological knowledge to daily situations, and upon accessing and assessing information from a variety of sources about behavior. Skills in scientific reasoning and critical thinking a re develop e d d uring this co urse .

of psychology to be included are: research methods, neuroscience, human development, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memor y, cognitive processes, intelligence, motivation, emotion, personality, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, stress and health, and social psychology.

POLS& 202

Areas

Basic computer and

keyboarding skills strongly recommended.

American Government

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Contemporary World Issues

This course explores the structure and dynamics of American national government. The course provides a broad-based introduction to the ideas and institutions that have shaped politics in the contemporary United States. Special areas of focus will include: the Constitution and the debates of the founding era , the institutions of modern American government, and the political behavior of the American mass public. The course will draw inspirationally RTC.edu

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PSYC& 200

PHYS& 115

Developmental Psychology

General Physics II

This course covers the concepts of human

This course is the second in a three quarter

life span development in psychology and

s e q u e n c e o f a l g e b r a - b a s e d p hys i c s . T h e

research from the prenatal stage to end of life

course provides an introduction to mechanical

experiences. Life span development includes

properties of matter, fluid mechanics, wave

socio-emotional, cognitive, and physiological

phenomena, and thermodynamics. Laboratory

development. Included are the influences on

investigations , technic al writing , proble m

human development by such factors as biology,

solving using both physical and mathematical

life exp e rie n ces , f a mily, a n d culture . E a ch

reasoning strategies and the scientific method

individual, although unique follows a process

of inquiry skills will be emphasized. Laboratory

that is affected by primary caregivers, siblings,

included. Prerequisite: PHYS& 114.

extended family, teachers, friends, partners, and events. Emphasis will be on understanding human development and the influences of family and culture that includes ethnicity,

PHYS& 116 General Physics III

beliefs, family structure, traditions, and gender. This course is the third in a three quarter PHYS& 114 General Physics I

s e q u e n c e o f a l g e b r a - b a s e d p hys i c s . T h e course provides an introduction to electricity, m a g n e t i s m , o p t i c s a n d m o d e r n p hy s i c s . Laboratory investigations, technical writing,

This course is the first in a three quar ter

p ro b l e m so lvin g u sin g b oth p hysic a l a n d

s e q u e n c e o f a l g e b r a - b a s e d p hys i c s . T h e

mathematical reasoning strategies and the

course provides an introduction to mechanics,

scie ntif ic m eth o d of in q uir y skills will b e

kinematics, energy, and conservation principles.

emphasized. Laboratory included. Prerequisite:

Laboratory investigations, technical writing,

PHYS& 115.

p ro b l e m so lvin g u sin g b oth p hysic a l a n d mathematical reasoning strategies and the scie ntif ic m eth o d of in q uir y skills will b e

SOC& 101

emphasized. Laboratory included. Prerequisite:

Survey of Sociology

MATH& 141. Sociology is the study of human interaction. Students

study

modern

society

and

the

influences of culture, socialization, inequality and power. Topics include gender, class, race and ethnicity, conflict, and marriage and the family.

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SPAN& 121 Spanish I

This is the first course of a series of classes that teaches the fundamentals of Spanish as a second language. While the course focuses on speaking and verbal comprehension, reading, writing and Hispanic culture are also integral to the class.

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SPAN& 122 Spanish II

This is the second course of a series of classes that teaches the fundamentals of Spanish as a second language. While the course focuses on speaking and verbal comprehension, reading, writing and Hispanic culture are also integral to the class. Prerequisite: SPAN& 121

SPAN& 123 Spanish III

This is the third course of a series of classes that teaches the fundamentals of Spanish as a second language. While the course focuses on speaking and verbal comprehension, reading, writing and Hispanic culture are also integral to the class. Prerequisite: SPAN& 122

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ABDY 100

ABDY 106

Intro to Collision Repair

Color Theory, Application, Tinting, and Blending

The Intro to Collision Repair course is designed to

Hue, value, and chroma, the three dimensions of

prepare entry-level students with the fundamental

color, and how they relate to automotive finish

knowledge needed to be successful in the collision

matches are explained and demonstrated in great

repair industry. Subjects include personal safety,