Core Abilities

Clover Park Technical College has identified four core abilities that all certificate- and degree-seeking students should possess upon completion of their program. These competencies represent workplace skills that will prepare graduates to be valued employees and will contribute to their success.


Students will receive and deliver written, spoken, and visual information clearly and accurately.

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Students will apply principles and strategies of purposeful, active, organized thinking.

Personal/Professional Responsibility

Students will apply effective work habits and attitudes within an organizational setting and work successfully with others as part of the total team, both inside and outside the workplace.

Information/Technological Literacy

Students will use modern electronic and industrial devices to accomplish tasks in today’s workplace.