Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA
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- FAFSA School Code: 005752
- Phone: (253) 589-5800
- School Homepage
- Phone: (253) 589-5548
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (253) 589-5660
- Financial Aid Page
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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.
Find out where Clover Park Technical College ranks against other community colleges in Washington.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||77%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||62%||$6,125|
|Receiving Student Loans||46%||$6,554|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 13%.
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1969)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Clover Park Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
- Landscaping and Groundskeeping (A)
Business and Marketing Studies
- Bookkeeping (A, C)
- Human Resources (C)
- Advertising and Marketing (A, C)
- Office Management (A)
- Customer Service Support (C)
- General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)
- Prepress , Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design (A)
- Radio And Television Broadcasting (A)
Computer and Information Sciences
- Computer and Information Systems Security (A, C)
- Web Design (A, C)
- Computer Programming (A, C)
- Data Entry and Microcomputer Applications (C)
- Construction Trades (A, C)
- Early Childhood Education (A, C)
- Teacher Assistant (A)
- Environmental Engineering Technology and Environmental Technology (A)
- Architectural Engineering Technology (A, C)
- Mechanical Technology Technician (A)
Health and Clinical Professions
- Nursing Assistant (C)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (C)
- Health Unit Coordinator (C)
- Dental Assistant (A, C)
- Massage Therapy (A, C)
- Medical Assistant (C)
- Medical Insurance Coding (C)
- Nursing (A)
- Health and Medical Administrative Services (C)
- Surgical Technologist (A)
- Pharmacy Technician (A, C)
- Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention and Treatment Professions (C)
- Histologic Technician (A)
- Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (A)
- Phlebotomy (C)
- Medical Laboratory Assistance (A)
- Dietitian Assistant (C)
- Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (A, C)
- Medical Transcription (C)
Legal Professions and Studies
- Legal Administrative Assistant (A)
Mechanic and Repair Technology
- Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (A)
- Auto Mechanic (A, C)
- Auto Body (C)
- Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (A, C)
Personal and Culinary Services
- Esthetician (A, C)
- Culinary Arts (A)
- Cosmetology (C)
- Baking And Pastry (C)
- Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (C)
- Barber (C)
- 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
- Interior Design (A, C)
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Clover Park Technical College.
- Bates Technical College in Tacoma, WA (6 miles away)
- Pierce College at Puyallup in Puyallup, WA (11 miles away)
- Highline Community College in Des Moines, WA (17 miles away)
- Green River Community College in Auburn, WA (18 miles away)
- South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA (23 miles away)