Accreditation

Clover Park Technical College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.

Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100

Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 558-4224 www.nwccu.org

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities refers to the institution as a whole. Therefore, statements like “fully accredited” or “this program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities” or “this degree is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities” are incorrect and should not be used.

NWCCU is an independent, non-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It is the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed. Clover Park Technical College first received accreditation through NWCCU in December 1999.

Program Accreditations and Certifications

Accreditation and certification has been granted to specific programs at Clover Park Technical College by:

AdvancedEd Accreditation Commission

American Dental Association

American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists

Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation

Advisory Committees

Each career program at CPTC is guided by an advisory committee composed of employers and employees in the field. These committees meet at least two times each year to provide recommendations about methods, procedures, equipment, and curriculum and to ensure that each program meets or exceeds the industry standards of that particular occupation.