New Nursing Assistant Certified program to start at CPHS

CPHS Nursing Lab

For the first time, Clover Park High School (CPHS) is offering a Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) program in partnership with Clover Park Technical College (CPTC). Instructors from CPTC will teach the program at the high school. Once students complete the certificate program, they may take the state exam to earn a certificate as a nursing assistant. This program also counts as a prerequisite for the nursing program. [Read more…]

CPSD Board adds special meeting 

The Clover Park School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting/workshop at 5 p.m., Monday, July 21 in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, in Lakewood. In the special workshop, board members will consider a resolution seeking authorization to proceed with construction documents for the Beachwood Elementary reconstruction project.  [Read more…]

CPTC Awards First Honorary Degree to 94-Year-Old Cosmetology Supporter


LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Long-time Cosmetology Program supporter and volunteer 94-year-old Elnora Medley was awarded Clover Park Technical College’s first Honorary Degree at the 2014 Commencement Ceremony June 18 at the Tacoma Dome.

Dr. Lonnie L. Howard, CPTC President, along with Lua Pritchard, Board of Trustees Chair, presented the honorary degree to Medley, who was dressed in graduation cap and gown.

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CPTC Diversity Committee Presents “The Men of Atalissa”


Clover Park Technical College students viewed The New York Times documentary The Men of Atalissa in the McGavick Conference Center June 3 and discussed the film in relation to the rights of people with disabilities. The CPTC Diversity Committee chose the film, and the event was held in partnership with the University of Washington Tacoma Diversity Resource Center. [Read more…]