a group of people chatting at the corner of a building with a mural

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.

Want more information? Request information

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

2024-2025 Upcoming Classes

Summer 2024 Schedule

1 credit    CRN 10339 
6 weeks  August 6-September 10
Last 2 weeks will be online

First 4 weeks - Every Tuesday 
Lane's Main Campus 30th Avenue 
Registration is open until August 5

Summer term                                       

RSVP Now    


Fall 2024 Schedule

2 credits    CRN 21748
11 weeks  October 1-December 14
4 weeks on campus: Tuesdays October 1, 8, 15, & 22  (4:00-6:00pm)
7 weeks online  October 29-December 14

RSVP Now 11 week hybrid 

1 credit CRN 21749
6 weeks November 5- December 14
3 weeks on campus: Tuesdays  November 5, 12, & 19 (4:00-6:00pm)
3 weeks online  November 26- December 14

RSVP Now 6 week hybrid

Fall Registration is open!


Is there anything else I need to know?

Yes!  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: 

  • You'll need an active L Number. Get one through the Early College application and then register in myLane or request that we take care of the registration process for you. 
  • If you're under 18, you must submit a parent signature form before registration. It will be in your admissions portal
  • RTEC has a small class size and offered every term
  • You will need access to reliable internet and a computer. Phones are not recommended for this class. As a new college student, you will be able to our computer labs to complete this course.
Brenda Williams

Questions? Contact:

Brenda Williams
Early College Advisor/RTEC 101 Instructor