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Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA

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  • Phone: (253) 589-5548

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Clover Park Technical College, located in Lakewood, Washington, is a technical college that offers the opportunity to earn both a two-year degree, and many career certificates. Despite CPTC being labeled a technical school, it has the academic and extra-curricular offerings of a large community college.

CPTC offers programs of study that span across all subject matter, including: aerospace and aviation, dental hygiene, nursing, surgical technology, and welding. With over 30 total programs, there is something for everyone at Clover Park Technical College.

Also offered at CPTC, is extensive assistance for disabled students. CPTC has pledged to go above and beyond to help all students, especially those with disabilities, to succeed.

Clover Park Technical College also offers tutoring services, free of charge, to students who feel as though they may need extra assistance when it comes to reaching their academic goals.

The cost to attend Clover Park Technical College for students who reside in Washington State and also outside of Washington State, is charged on a quarterly basis. In-state students can expect to pay approximately $1500.00 per quarter, depending on the program of study they have selected. Out-of-state students can expect to pay approximately $3200.00 per quarter, depending on the program of study they have selected.

If you are interested in applying to Clover Park Technical College or if you would like to get more information about the programs of study offered by CPTC, click here to access the Clover Park Technical College official website.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $4,000-$4,800
    • Out-of-State: $9,300-$11,150
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $96-$120 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $270-$320 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid77%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships62%$6,125
Receiving Student Loans46%$6,554

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 13%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Clover Park Technical College may offer services including:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Pierce County and community colleges in Washington as a whole.

 CPTCPierce CountyWashington
Graduation Rate32.0%27.0%29.6%
Transfer-out Rate17.2%27.2%18.0%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1969)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (A)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

  • Construction Trades (A, C)


Engineering Technology

  • Environmental Engineering Technology and Environmental Technology (A)
  • Architectural Engineering Technology (A, C)
  • Mechanical Technology Technician (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (A)

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

  • Welding (C)
  • Machine Tool Technology (A, C)
  • Upholstery (C)

Public Administration and Social Services

  • Youth Services and Administration (C)

Security and Protective Services

  • Fire Systems Technology (A, C)
  • Crisis, Emergency, Disaster Management (A, C)

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew (A)

Visual and Performing Arts

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