CPTC faculty form a tunnel of support as graduates make their way to the Tacoma Dome floor for the 21st Commencement Ceremony on June 20.

CPTC Honors Graduating Class at 21st Commencement

June 23, 2017

Tuesday evening was a time of celebration for Clover Park Technical College, as a total of 355 graduates attended the college’s 21st Commencement Ceremony at the Tacoma Dome.

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Award winners pose with their plaques following the conclusion of the Fifth Annual Student Awards Ceremony on June 7 in the McGavick Conference Center.

Fifth Annual Student Awards Ceremony Recognizes Excellence

June 15, 2017

Clover Park Technical College recognized some of its most exceptional students and staff members June 7 as the Fifth Annual Student Awards Ceremony featured a festive carnival theme.

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CPTC student honor cord recipients stand with keynote speaker Shellie Willis (left) and CPTC President Joyce Loveday and Veterans Resource Center Coordinator Hope Stout (right).

CPTC Recognizes Graduating Veterans at Honor Cord Ceremony

June 9, 2017

In the midst of the final push toward graduation, Clover Park Technical College hosted its fourth annual Veteran Honor Cord Ceremony Monday to recognize the students who have served in the Armed Forces and will be finishing their time at CPTC in a few weeks.

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CPTC alum Mick Flaaen can be seen in the reflection of the glass covering a poster promoting the premiere of his documentary "A Totem Tale" at Tacoma's historic Rialto Theater.

CPTC Alum’s Documentary Set to Screen with Historic Film

June 7, 2017

Ninety years after the original release of Tacoma-shot feature film “The Eyes of the Totem,” the film will again grace the screen of Tacoma’s Rialto Theater. The journey it took to reach this point is the subject of the documentary “A Totem Tale,” which will play prior to the movie screening and was created by Clover Park Technical College alum Mick Flaaen.

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CPTC MLT students present their projects and converse with clinical site representatives

MLT Meet and Greet Provides Key Networking Opportunity

June 6, 2017

Clover Park Technical College Medical Laboratory Technician students had the unique opportunity to mingle with potential employers, present on a health topic and enjoy some delicious food at the program’s annual Meet and Greet Event on Wednesday, May 24.

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Attendees enjoyed a rock climbing wall, giant Jenga and more at the 2017 Spring Fest on May 25.

Spring Fest Provides Fun Break for Students, Staff and Families

June 1, 2017

A beautiful sunny day set the stage for Clover Park Technical College’s fifth annual Spring Fest, and students, staff and their families took advantage of the chance to have some fun in the sun on Thursday, May 25.

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CPTC to Celebrate 21st Commencement Ceremony

June 16, 2017
Clover Park Technical College will celebrate nearly 400 graduating students from its two campuses and 43 programs during its 21st Annual Commencement Ceremony at the Tacoma Dome Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m.
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CPTC to Showcase Both Campuses at Evening Open House

June 13, 2017
Clover Park Technical College will host its next Evening Open House Wednesday, June 14, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with programs open at both the Lakewood and South Hill Campuses.
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Annual Hayes Luncheon & Auction Set for June 8

June 2, 2017
The Hayes Child Development Center at Clover Park Technical College's Lakewood Campus will host its Annual Luncheon and Silent Auction June 8.
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Governor’s Summit On Career-Connected Learning to Include Lakewood Meeting

May 24, 2017
Local representatives from business and industry, educators, and community leaders are invited to discuss next steps to help young people gain work readiness skills needed to fill high-demand jobs. The local event will run from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, at the Clover Park Technical College McGavick Center (Bldg. 23), 4500 SW Steilacoom Blvd., Lakewood, WA, 98499. Visit washingtonstem.org/govsummit for more details and to register.
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CPTC Set to Host Annual Career Conference & Car Show

May 10, 2017
Nearly 4,000 local middle school, high school and prospective students will make their way to Clover Park Technical College’s Lakewood Campus Thursday, May 11, for the college’s annual Career Conference.
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CPTC and Pierce Transit Partner for New Student Bus Pass Program

April 11, 2017
Pierce Transit and Clover Park Technical College are teaming up on a new program that will put a bus pass in the hands of every student enrolled at the college. Pierce Transit is piloting the Community & Technical College Student Bus Pass Program to help students access transportation to and from class, introduce students to transit, and reduce parking demand at local community and technical colleges. The agency is beginning the program at Clover Park Technical College and expects to expand it to other local community and technical colleges later in 2017. Pierce Transit’s Board of Commissioners approved the pilot program, which will run through June 2018, at its April 10 meeting.
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CPTC Seeks Nominations for Alumni Awards

March 23, 2017
The Clover Park Technical College Foundation is currently soliciting nominations for two prestigious alumni awards: Young Alumni and Distinguished Alumni.
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Grainger Tools For Tomorrow Scholarship Applications Open Through March 17

March 14, 2017
Clover Park Technical College students going into their final year of study in in Industrial Programs for the 2017-18 Academic Year can apply for the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship until March 17.
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Block Schedule Options Expanded for Winter Quarter

November 10, 2016
Clover Park Technical College is always looking for ways to better serve its student population, and one of those ways will be implemented for the upcoming winter quarter when math and English block courses are added to the schedule.
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Preparing for Winter – Campus Alerts

October 14, 2016
With stormy weather currently taking place and the time of year when snow and ice can appear not far off, it's a good time to review Clover Park Technical College's closure alert resources, as well as some winter driving tips. Here are some helpful tools to help you prepare for the winter weather and how to stay up-to-date on alerts from CPTC.
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