Program Descriptions

Prerequisite(s): Some programs have unique prerequisites. If prerequisites are required, they are listed with each program in the pages that follow and are in addition to college entrance requirements.

A core of academic classes is an integral part of all CPTC preparatory programs. Students may waive classes below the 100 level by meeting the Prerequisite Accuplacer score or equivalent using multiple measures for placement. Course descriptions are in the next section. Listed for each program are college quarter credit hour equivalents.

Program completion is dependent on satisfactory progress and successful achievement of all course requirements and student outcomes with an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater. It should be recognized that the number of quarters and hours identified for each program on the following pages is approximate; some students may need additional quarters to meet graduation requirements.

Certificates at CPTC

Program certificates are a great way to get your foot in the door in a new industry or to advance your skill levels and stay current with industry standards. Most of our programs offer short-term certificates, many of which can be completed in one year or less

Degrees at CPTC

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is awarded for completion of at least 90 credits of appropriate 300- and 400-level coursework. An applied associate degree, AAS-T, Direct Transfer Associate degree or equivalent with a required distribution of academic course work is a prerequisite for program admission. A detailed list of program admission requirements can be found online.

The Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degree is awarded to students who complete programs that are 90 credits or more in length and include a core of 15 college-level academic credits. The bulk of the credits are in specific career/technical fields. The required general education courses in communication, quantitative reasoning and social sciences are designed to prepare students for work.

The Associate in Applied Science - T (AAS-T) degree is also a workforce degree with a core of general education courses. The difference is that the AAS-T degree requires a minimum of 20 credits of general education courses commonly accepted in transfer, including a minimum of five credits in English composition (ENGL& 101), five credits in quantitative reasoning, five credits in social science, and five additional credits in social science, humanities, or natural science.

The Associate in Pre-Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) degree is awarded by Clover Park Technical College to students who have completed specified curriculum with the intent of transferring to one of Washington’s four-year institutions.

DTA/MRP degrees prepare students with general education requirements necessary to pursue further study. They do not alter the admission criteria established by the baccalaureate institution, nor do they guarantee admission to the institution. Students should contact an advisor at the potential transfer institution regarding their interests and specific course choices.

If specific licensure or other eligibility requirements are necessary for employment in a career field offered by Clover Park Technical College, the program description provided in this section of the catalog will identify those requirements. Unique requirements for employment and advancement within the profession or occupation are also described. Certification obtained through the completion of all program requirements does not guarantee job attainment or reciprocity of credentials in another state or country.