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Study at Clover Park Technical College

Clover Park Technical College or CPTC is located in Lakewood, Washington, 68 kilometers south of Seattle. The college was founded by the Clover Park School District in 1942 as a vocational school, with a vision to train the civilians. The college enrolls more than 3, 500 full time and over 18, 000 part time students. The Course Topics offered in the college include:
  • Business and Computer Technology
  • Core Academics and Development Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Technology, Natural Sciences and Design
The campus of CPTC consists of over 120 acres. The college is home to I-91 FM-KVTI, a student operated radio station, and CollegeVision, which is an educational cable channel available in Pierce County.

Profile of Clover Park Technical CollegeClover Park Technical College is in a large suburb, in Lakewood, WA. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Clover Park Technical College earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at Clover Park Technical College include hospitality and computer science and engineering.

Clover Park Technical College Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.

Some professors at Clover Park Technical College are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 9, 829 students (4, 659 full-time equivalent). Adults changing careers are relatively common at Clover Park Technical College.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Our Mission is to provide education leading to competencies that meet business and industry standards for the diverse workforce of today and tomorrow. "Clover Park Technical College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Medical Support and Technology234phlebotomy, pharmacy tech, dental assistant, medical coding, health diagnostic professions, medical assistant, surgical tech, medical lab assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine183nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse
Computer Science and Engineering125computer networking, computer support, web design, computer security, computer programming, data processing tech
Medical administration119health unit coordinator, medical office assistant, health and medical administrative, medical transcription
Mechanics and Repair87automobile mechanics, HVAC, autobody repair, vehicle maintenance, heavy equipment maintenance, business machine repair
Beauty and Cosmetology76aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, cosmetology, barber
Therapy and Counselling51massage therapy, mental and social health services
Business and Management42call center operation, accounting technology, marketing, banking, marketing studies
Hospitality38travel services
Engineering Technician29quality and safety tech, architectural engineering tech, telecommunications tech, environmental engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts15chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant, restaurant and catering management
Design15interior design
Education and Teaching15early childhood education, teacher aide
Media14desktop publishing and imaging, radio and TV tech, printing equipment operation
Production Trades14welding, upholsterer, machinist
office and Administration12general office occupations, business support services, office management
Landscaping and Horticulture11floristry, landscaping, turf management
Construction Trades10construction trades
Security and Law Enforcement9fire protection, security and protective services
Law4legal secretary
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4dietitian assistant
Contact: Clover Park Technical College

Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW

Lakewood, WA 98499-4098

General Phone: (253) 589-5800


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