Clover Park Technical College

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 areas of study offered in the college include:

  • Business & Computer Technology
  • Core Academics & Development Education
  • Health & Human Services
  • Technology, Natural Sciences & 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.

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Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood , WA 98499-4004
General Phone: (253) 589-5800

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Clover Park Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology262dental assistant, medical coding, medical assistant, medical lab assistant, pharmacy tech, surgical tech, health diagnostic professions, histologic tech, phlebotomy ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine222registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Computer Science and Engineering101computer programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking, computer security, computer support
Medical Administration98health unit coordinator, medical office assistant, health and medical administrative
Beauty and Cosmetology91cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist
Mechanics and Repair70HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, vehicle maintenance
Therapy and Counseling69substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services, massage therapy
Engineering Technician31architectural engineering tech, telecommunications tech, environmental engineering tech, quality and safety tech, mechanical engineering tech
Business and Management30accounting technology, call center operation, human resources, marketing
Hospitality30travel services
Media21radio and TV tech, desktop publishing and imaging
Construction Trades20construction trades
Landscaping and Horticulture18landscaping, floristry
Education and Teaching13early childhood education, teacher aide
Design13interior design
Cooking and Culinary Arts11chef training, restaurant and catering management
Security and Law Enforcement11fire protection, security and protective services
Production Trades9upholsterer, machinist, welding
Office and Administration4office management, general office occupations
Transportation4commercial pilot and flight crew
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2dietitian assistant
Law1legal secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Clover Park Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree30436
Award of less than 1 academic year67031
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years15715

Clover Park Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Clover Park Technical College had a total enrollment of 9,829 students (4,207 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 23%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 4%
20-21 4%
22-24 5%
25-29 8%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 19%
50-64 30%
65+ 7%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Clover Park Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 33 %

Clover Park Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lakewood, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Clover Park Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,632
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,632
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Clover Park Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 575200)

Clover Park Technical College Faculty

Clover Park Technical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track48
Non-tenured and not on tenure track33

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year34$60,96945$62,117
No academic rankcalendar year2*5$63,435
All faculty totalcalendar year36$60,48350$62,249

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year3$55,6632*
All faculty totalacademic year3$55,6632*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Clover Park Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Landscaping And Horticulture
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Histologic Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Protection, Other
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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