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RTEC 101 - Gateway to College and Careers

Your college transition made easy

What is RTEC 101?

You're about to embark on an entirely new experience at Lane with new information, new rules, and more freedom. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you know what degrees and resources Lane offers?
  • Do you know how to transfer to a 4-year university?
  • Where to look up scholarships and financial aid info?
  • Do you feel ready? 

If you said "no", then RTEC 101 is here to help you!

RTEC 101 Gateway to College and Careers is a free (yep! you read that right) class that is exclusively for graduating HS students or HS student dual enrolled in other college classes for fall, winter, and spring.  Summer term is reserved for recent HS graduates. This class is all about preparing you with all the necessary tools and resources you need to become a successful student at Lane.

Topics such as:

  • Overview of degrees and first term advising
  • Financial Aid - beyond filling out the FAFSA
  • Communication and Time Management
  • How to use our systems
Free College Prep Class for High School Seniors

"...one thing that stood out to me was how little I actually knew about college...I didn't expect to learn so much..."
(2019 Participant)

"I recommend this class to anyone. It's a great introduction to college and makes starting college less intimidating."

–Hailey Macy
(2017 Participant)

"After finishing this class, I finally feel like I'm ready to attend college without any fear or hesitation."
(2017 Participant)

2023 Upcoming Classes

Summer 2023 Schedule


June 28-August 2
Wednesdays only
1 credit - CRN 10353
First two weeks:  10:00a-12:00p
Last four weeks:  10:00-11:30a
Lane's Main Campus 30th Avenue Bld 2, Room 212



Summer 2023 Online Schedule


August 7-September 16
Online only
1 credit- CRN 10352
Optional First Day Zoom Meeting -attendance is recommended
Tuesday August 8th 10:00a - 12:00p

Fall 2023 Schedule


September 26-December 9
Online only
2 credit- CRN 22042
Optional First Day Zoom Meeting -attendance is recommended
Wednesday September 27 4:00p-5:30pm


Fall 2023 Schedule


October 31-December 2
Tuesdays only
1 credit - CRN 22043
Lane's Main Campus 30th Avenue Bld/Room TBD

Is there anything else I need to know?

Yes, there is!  Email is very important here at Lane and we respond quickly, so you'll need to get into the habit of checking it frequently. Here is more helpful information for you: 

  • Need an active L#. Get one through the College Now application and then register in myLane or request that we take care of the registration process for you. 
  • Various term length (5 or 11 weeks usually) - offered every term except summer 
  • Offered every Summer (6 week classes) to any recent HS/GED graduate
  • Small class size
  • Students under 18 must submit a parent signature form. This will be emailed once students reserve their spot.

Reserve Your Spot Now!