Two hundred local high school students had the chance to tour CPTC's Advanced Manufacturing labs during the college's Manufacturing Day celebration on Friday, Oct. 13.

CPTC Celebrates Manufacturing Day’s Cool Tech & Hot Careers

October 17, 2017

Clover Park Technical College welcomed 200 local high school students and several local businesses to campus Friday for Manufacturing Day 2017: Cool Tech & Hot Careers.

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More than 200 visitors attended CPTC's Fall Open House on Oct. 11, as the college hosted fair-style booths for all 44 programs at the McGavick Conference Center.

CPTC’s Open House Welcomes Potential Students to Campus

October 12, 2017

Clover Park Technical College hosted its Fall Open House Wednesday evening, welcoming more than 200 visitors to the McGavick Conference Center to learn about the college’s 44 programs and the enrollment process. Running from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., the Open House featured fair-style displays for each program, along with workshops to answer questions about financial aid, enrolling and workforce development opportunities.

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Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson shakes hands with Clover Park Technical College President Dr. Joyce Loveday and hands over a copy of the city's proclamation honoring the college.

CPTC Kicks Off 75th Anniversary with Celebratory Event

October 5, 2017

As Clover Park Technical College began the 2017-18 Academic Year last week, the college began its yearlong celebration of a historic milestone with its 75th Anniversary Kickoff at the McGavick Conference Center on Sept. 28.

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CPTC Surgical Technology alum Mitchell Sweet

Surgical Tech Alum Found the Training & Career He Wanted

September 22, 2017

Many students pursue a degree in a field that interests them, only to discover after entering the workforce that it’s not the career they want. Mitchell Sweet was one of those students when he arrived at Clover Park Technical College in 1999. He had earned his associate degree in Social Health Services at Pierce College thinking he wanted to work in social services and mental health. Once he graduated and began working as a treatment attendant, that changed.

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CPTC 75th Anniversary Kickoff

CPTC to Open 75th Anniversary Year with Kickoff Ceremony

September 8, 2017

The upcoming 2017-18 Academic Year marks a historic milestone for Clover Park Technical College, as the school will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, the college will host a Kickoff ceremony Sept. 28 at the McGavick Conference Center on its Lakewood Campus.

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A total of 15 CPTC Interior Design students showed off their work from their six quarters in the program at the Student Portfolio Exhibition on Aug. 29.

Students Showcase Work at Interior Design Exhibition

September 1, 2017

A group of 15 Clover Park Technical College Inter Design students showed off their work to potential employers, fellow students and other visitors at Tuesday’s Student Portfolio Exhibition.

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CPTC to Host Manufacturing Day Event

October 9, 2017
Clover Park Technical College, one of the largest technical colleges in the state, will host “Manufacturing Day 2017: Cool Tech & Hot Careers” Friday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Manufacturing Day, also known as “MFG Day,” is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
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Accuplacer Fee Set to be Waived for CPTC Applicants

September 15, 2017
Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, prospective CPTC students will be able to take the ACCUPLACER assessment at no cost if they have applied for admission to the college.
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Fall Scholarship Applications Open Until July 21

July 7, 2017
The Clover Park Technical College Foundation is accepting applications for fall quarter scholarships until July 21.
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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 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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