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 Clover Park Technical College 

Name: Clover Park Technical College
President: John Walstrum
City: Lakewood
State: WA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Suburban, Large City
Year Established: 1942

Governing Board Website 


Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2011 IPEDS Data

2011 Fall Credit Enrollment 
Total Enrollment: 6,468
Part Time: 55.3%
Full Time: 44.7%

Male: 35.5%
Female: 64.5%  

African-American: 10.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 4.6%
Hispanic: 2.7%
Native American: 0.5%
White: 58.2%
Other: 23.1%

 Clover Park Technical College President

John Walstrum

 Clover Park Technical College Board Chair

Bruce Lachney
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Clover Park Technical College is committed to partnering with industry and community leaders to provide flexible, relevant programs with curriculum designed to prepare our students for immediate workplace success. Our faculty and staff come to us both from the field of education and directly from industry to ensure we are providing hands-on, real-world training. We believe that a strong Washington is all our business and we live those values by working with our fellow Washington State community and technical colleges, our local industry leaders and our community partners to ensure long term prosperity.”

Interesting Facts

  • The College is committed to providing the most comprehensive gathering of career field training in aerospace and advanced manufacturing. CPTC offers training in more than 11 aerospace and advanced manufacturing career fields, with 25 different degree and certificate options available to our students. Our Aviation Maintenance Technician students average among the highest pass rate in the nation for FAA Certification.
  • CPTC's Zero-Energy House has been recognized nationally by the U.S. Green Building Council. The home, built by our students in the Sustainable Building Science Program, not only remains "off the grid," but it hosts a raised garden used to supply the local food bank with vegetables year round.
  • Students come to us from many different backgrounds. We have been recognized for our open door and efforts to provide assistance to them. In addition to being recognized as a "Military-Friendly School," CPTC  was the recipient of the National MetLife Foundation award as a Community College of Excellence for the Brownfields Job Training program. We are also a leader in providing training and job search assistance to Plus 50 individuals seeking to recareer or return to the workforce.
  • The Computer Network and Information System Security program at CPTC is recognized by the National Security Administration for meeting national training standards. The College was the first 2-year college in the nation to receive NSA certification.
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