Name: Clover Park Technical College
President: Lonnie Howard
Campus Setting: Suburban, Large City
Year Established: 1942
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2013 IPEDS Data2011 Fall Credit Enrollment
Part Time: 38%
Full Time: 62%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.9%
Black/African American: 14.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2.1%
Two or more races: 3.4%
Nonresident alien: 0.8%
Quote from the President
“Being an entrepreneurial institution, we want to help students complete their programs, find meaningful employment, and be responsive to the needs of the local community and business industry.”
- This fall, CPTC launched its first applied baccalaureate program with its bachelor of applied science in manufacturing operations.
- CPTC received a federal grant for nearly $2.5 million under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative. The grant will go toward the Mechatronics Technician Program (launched Fall Quarter 2014) to develop a pathway into advanced manufacturing and industrial technology careers.
- Over the past year, CPTC has focused on diversifying program delivery to meet the needs of working professionals in Pierce County. In one year, the college has increased online, enhanced, and hybrid offerings by 76% and opened three new evening programs.
- The college’s rich history of professional and technical education dates to the 1940s, when a war production program was established to train civilians as auto mechanics, aircraft-service mechanics, ship-fitters, welders, and blueprint readers.