About the Institution
Richport Technical College is an Institution that has been created in order to distribute knowledge and skills from the beauty and technological world to young people and adults of both genders, to prepare them in beauty careers conducive to improve their quality of life and directing them towards the job market to become successful in the beauty business profession or industrial workers.
The Institute of Photography and Technology of Carolina (IFTC) was founded on November 20, 1981 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. It was founded to serve as a vanguard school for career, vocational and technical education in Puerto Rico.
From its beginning the school has distinguished itself by its innovating, variable and adjusted curriculum to the job market demands and to the technological changes of the industry. On April 26th, 2002 the Institute of Photography and Technology of Carolina experienced a change of ownership to Richard Thompson and a change of name to become the RTP Hispanic American College (HAC), with its President Richard M. Thompson serving as its first director and president.
On May 1, 2003, Hispanic America College transferred its facilities and all operations to the town of Juncos. During that year an educational agreement to provide a teach out was made between Hispanic American College and the Fontecha Institute from Caguas. In order to complete a process of growth as school and with the purpose of being able to offer our existing students and our teach out students safer and more comfortable physical facilities, we decided to provide all classes in the city of Caguas, where we began operations the 25th of May, 2004.
In January 2010, in order to expand educational course offerings and services, Hispanic American College inaugurated a Satellite School in Guayama, Puerto Rico.
As a result of the commitment of Hispanic American College and its desire to expand the academic offerings and improve facilities, on September 6, 2011, Mr. Richard Thompson decided to settle in the municipality of Gurabo. In order to extend study and employment opportunities and impact other populations in Puerto Rico and the United States, on May 15, 2016, Hispanic American College ceases operations at its Satellite Center in Guayama and becomes Richport Technical College. This change is made in order to present our Institution to the Anglo-Saxon market by taking our academic programs.
In June 2018, Richport Technical College established a Branch in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that offers the programs of Cosmetology and Styling, Aesthetics and Nail Technician Specialist. The Institution wishes to provide, at the beginning in Louisiana, courses related to beauty for its students. Consideration will be given to other courses on the needs of the labor market in Louisiana and other regional states of the Gulf.
Diversity is fundamental to Richpart Technical College's mission. We are committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual differences. Cultural inclusion is our highest priority.
To assure equal opportunity for all qualified persons in admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities which RTC operates without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status.