Trays of cupcakes prepared by CPTC's Pastry Arts program featured listings of competencies taught in the Mechatronics program.

Mechatronics Combines “Cupcakes & Competencies” at Employer Demo Event

August 15, 2017

Cupcakes, coffee and important conversation filled the room at the Clover Park Technical College Mechatronics Program’s “Cupcakes & Competencies” event Friday, as the program unveiled a new “Smart Matching System” to local employers and other guests.

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CPTC students, faculty and alumni volunteered their time and hair cutting skills Saturday, Aug. 5, to help get local students ready for the 2017-18 school year.

Cosmetology Program Helps Local Students “Get Ready to Learn”

August 11, 2017

Sometimes a new haircut can make all the difference for a kid heading into a new school year. The Clover Park Technical College Cosmetology program helped make that possible for more than 100 local students, as CPTC students and alumni volunteered their services at the Caring for Kids Get Ready to Learn fair Saturday, Aug. 5, at Clover Park High School.

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CPTC accounting instructors Suzanne Cooke and Lucy Dorum walking on the Walk-A-Thon path Wednesday, Aug. 9. Cooke completed fellow instructor Wayne Bridges' challenge to walk five miles in one day.

Walk-A-Thon Builds Campus Spirit & Emergency Assistance Funds

August 9, 2017

The walkway around Building 19 and the College Green at Clover Park Technical College’s Lakewood Campus has seen a lot of new activity this week as the CPTC Foundation is hosting its first Walk-A-Thon Aug. 7-11.

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CPTC Nursing instructor David Bahrt discusses the birthing process with Nurse Camp attendees following a simulated birth.

CPTC Offers Nurse Camp Students a Glimpse at Health Care Options

July 26, 2017

The Clover Park Technical College health sciences programs welcomed a group of 26 guests on July 20 as part of MultiCare’s annual Nurse Camp program.

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The CPTC Board of Trustees awarded tenure to Nondestructive Testing instructor Charles Musson (center) at July's meeting.

Board of Trustees Awards Tenure to NDT Instructor

July 21, 2017

The Clover Park Technical College Board of Trustees capped its July meeting by awarding tenure to CPTC Nondestructive Testing instructor Charles Musson.

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Adam Hougland, one of the graduates of Clover Park Technical College's first cohort from the Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management program in 2016.

CPTC Alum Hougland Found Perfect Fit in BAS-OPM Program

July 14, 2017

One of the most important parts of choosing which college to attend is finding the right fit for you. Adam Hougland knows that from personal experience.

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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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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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