From its roots in the 1940’s as a production school serving the needs of World War II, through exponential growth in the 1970’s and a shift toward vocational preparation in the last few decades, Renton Technical College in Renton, Washington has stood strong as a source of quality education in eight key areas. Its programs in the culinary arts, construction technology, manufacturing, education and more grant associate’s degrees and are fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It serves about 10,000 students in total, yet keeps class sizes small, with a student-to-faculty ratio of just 17 to 1. High school students from across the state can participate in the special “Running Start” program, by which they can acquire dual-credit and complete a degree faster. The on-campus Learning Resource and Career Center offers career counseling, three types of personal tutoring, financial aid help and a computer lab with free printing. All this is available for just over $4,000 in tuition per year, a steal when compared to similar institutions! Renton Technical College is the place to go for ensuring a fruitful career track.