Welcome to Clover Park Technical College

At Clover Park Technical College, we have a long tradition of educating tomorrow’s workforce.

For 80 years, we’ve provided practical, relevant education to build skills students need to succeed in their chosen career field. Our mix of hands-on learning and convenient online classes effectively simulate a real-world working environment so students enter the workforce ready to apply what they learned, and our Guided Pathways approach to education provides even more support to students along the way.

With more than 40 programs, we offer the skills you need to achieve a career that’s both fulfilling and in demand.


Dear Student,

Welcome to Clover Park Technical College!

Whether you’re entering college for the first time or returning to school to prepare yourself for a career change, we’re excited to have you here and want you to know that CPTC is the place for you. As a college committed to “educating tomorrow’s workforce,” our program areas focus on the specific training and hands-on experience you’ll need to embark on a challenging and rewarding career.

We’re here to support you every step of the way. Our Foundation offers quarterly scholarships for financial support, our Entry Services team provides assistance through the enrollment process, and our counselors and advisors are eager to help keep you on track and see you succeed. The faculty members in our more than 40 programs are all experts in their fields who maintain strong bonds with business and industry and who are always looking at ways to improve their students’ experience and training to keep pace with current trends.

As a result, CPTC graduates are highly regarded by employers for their relevant knowledge and technical skills.

We take a great deal of pride in our long history of providing excellent, affordable education to our Pierce County communities. We continue to look ahead to the future to ensure our students the best possible experience and training. Last year we completed a state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology and are continuing our work to transition to the Guided Pathways approach to education, which will help simplify and streamline the process for students to pursue a degree or certificate.

CPTC also has much to offer students beyond the classroom, from the Associated Student Government to campus organizations, professional associations, community work-based learning, and more. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to enrich your education and development.

Don’t wait! Get started today working toward your educational goals by contacting one of our friendly and helpful Entry Services staff members. They will answer your questions and help you through our enrollment and entry process.

We believe in your future.

-Dr. Joyce Loveday, President