RTEC 101

RTEC 101 - 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

"...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)

Upcoming Classes (Main Campus): 

Reserve your spot before it fills!

4 days only

Time Location Notes

August 17, 19, 24, 26


9:00-11:30am Bld 2, Room 215 For recent HS/GED graduates 

Other options

Time Location Notes

June 22-July 15 Mondays and Wednesdays

9:00-10:15am each day Bld 2, Room 215

For recent HS/GED graduates 

4-week option - meets twice a week

June 23-July 16 Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-10:15am each day Bld 2, Room 215

For recent HS/GED graduates 

4-week option - meets twice a week

Check back for the September and October class schedules.

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 we will take care of the registration for you after your first day! Just reserve your spot below
  • Short term length (2 or 5 weeks usually) - offered every Fall, Winter, and Spring on our main campus
  • Small class size
  • Flexible with your HS schedule
  • Offered every Summer (2-week and 4-week classes) to any recent HS/GED graduate
  • Students under 18 must submit a parent signature form in order to take the class

Reserve your spot!