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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

Fall 2023 Schedule


November 1-December 3
Wednesdays only
1 credit - CRN 22043
Lane's Main Campus 30th Avenue 

Registration ends November 1st

Winter 2024 Schedule


January 15- March 23
Online only
1 credit- CRN TBA
Optional First Day Zoom Meeting -attendance is recommended
Wednesday, January 17 4:00p-5:30pm


Registration begins in November and will end on January 16


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. It will be in your admissions portal
  • We offer RTEC 101 fall, winter, and spring terms at various lengths (5 or 11 weeks usually)
  • We offer RTEC 101 every summer term (6 week classes) to any recent HS/GED graduate
  • RTEC has a small class size

Reserve Your Spot Now!