Campus Policies

Campus Speakers

  1. Student organizations officially recognized by the college may invite speakers to the campus to address their own membership and other interested students and staff, if suitable space is available and there is no interference with the regularly scheduled program of the college. Although properly allowed by the college, the appearance of such speakers on the campus implies neither approval nor disapproval of them or their viewpoints. In the case of speakers who are candidates for political office, equal opportunities shall be available to opposing candidates if desired by them. Speakers are subject to the normal considerations for law and order and to the specific limitations imposed by the state constitution, which prohibits religious worship, exercise, or instruction on state property.
  2. In order to ensure an atmosphere of open exchange and to ensure that the educational objectives of the college are not obscured, the president or designee, in a case attended by strong emotional feeling, may prescribe conditions for the conduct of the meeting, such as requiring a designated member of the staff as moderator, or requiring permission for comments and questions from the floor. Likewise, the president or designee may encourage the appearance of one or more additional speakers at any meeting or at a subsequent meeting, so that other points of view may be expressed. The president or designee may designate representatives to recommend conditions such as time, manner, and place for the conduct of particular meetings.

Civil Disturbances

See Washington State Legislature Revised Code of Washington (RCW) RCW 28B.10.570, RCW 28B.10.571, and RCW18B.10.572.

Commercial Activities

College facilities will not be used for commercial solicitation, advertising, or promotional activities except when such activities clearly serve educational objectives, including but not limited to display of books of interest to the staff or the display or demonstration of technical or research equipment, and when such commercial activities relate to educational objectives and are conducted under the sponsorship or at the request of the college.

Distribution of Information

See Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 495C-141-050 regarding distribution of information.

Drug Free Environment

Clover Park Technical College aims for a Drug-Free Environment. A program has been developed to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees on college property or as any part of the college’s activities. Possession and/or use of illicit drugs and alcohol is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and subject to disciplinary action.

Suspended Operations

In the event Clover Park Technical College must close or operate on a delayed schedule due to weather or other emergency conditions, the College will seek to provide such information by no later than 5 a.m.

The information will be shared via multiple methods:

  • home page of the College web site,
  •, where the information will be shared with news media.
  • via CPTCWarn, the college’s emergency notification system.
  • @CloverParkTech on Facebook and Twitter.

No announcement means normal operation. Announcements are generally for one day only.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Clover Park Technical College provides equal opportunity and access in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race; ethnicity; creed; color; sex; gender; gender identity; citizenship status; national origin; age; marital status; religious preference; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; reliance on public assistance; sexual orientation; veteran status; political opinions or affiliations; or genetic information in any of its programs, activities, and services.

CPTC offers more than 40 career and technical education programs in seven Schools: Aerospace and Aviation; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Design; Automotive and Trades; Advanced Manufacturing; Nursing; Health and Human Development; and Business and Personal Services. CPTC will take steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational education programs.

The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy:

Kirk Walker

Title IX Coordinator & Chief Human Resources Office

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW

Lakewood, WA 98499-4004


Registered Sexual Offender Policy

The full policy and regulations for enrollment of registered sexual offenders is available in the College Policy and Procedures Handbook found at (Chapter 5 Section 20 Notification of Registered Sexual Offender(s) Regulation). When the college is notified by a law enforcement agency that a sexual offender is planning on attending or is attending the college, appropriate notification of the offender’s presence will be made to faculty, staff, and students. For details, contact the office of the Vice President for Student Success.

Safety and Hazardous Materials

The Accident Prevention Plan can be found on the website at Accidents should be immediately reported to a college staff member or security at 253-589-5682 and an Accident/Injury Report completed. Some program areas utilize materials which are classified as hazardous chemicals.

The Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) Communication Standard 1910.120, and the State of Washington Right to Know Statutes require that chemicals be appropriately labeled and that the college has on file a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each of the hazardous chemical products being packaged, handled, or transferred. The SDS provides a description of how the identified chemical is to be handled and is readily available in case of an emergency, or upon request.

Questions or concerns regarding hazardous chemicals should be referred to program faculty for further information.

Smoking Policy

Smoking or the use of any tobacco product is permitted only in closed private vehicles and designated smoking shelters. Smoking or the use of any tobacco product will not be permitted in any state-owned building or vehicle. This includes e-cigarettes and similar devices.

Student Right to Know

In compliance with the federal Student Right-to-Know (SR2K) and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542), Clover Park Technical College makes available information about program completions on the college website, A printed copy of this information may be obtained by calling 253-589-4520.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The Clover Park Technical College Catalog provides an overview of the college’s courses, programs, services, and policies. We make every effort to convey accurate information; however, the college’s classes, programs, and other activities are subject to change at any time without notice. The catalog is not intended to create a contractual obligation.

Limitation of Liability

The college’s total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, loss of earning or profits.

Publication Disclaimer

Clover Park Technical College has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information throughout this catalog. However, the college reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses, and fees. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but the college assumes no responsibility for giving particular notice of any such changes. Changes may apply not only to prospective students, but also to those who are currently enrolled. Nothing contained in this catalog shall be construed to create any offer to contract or any contractual rights. We encourage readers to contact the college or appropriate office to obtain current information.