CPTC: Student takes his degree to Japan

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Arata Kobayashi was on a plane to Japan the day after Winter Quarter ended. The international student at Clover Park Technical College had just completed the Interior Design Program and had a job waiting for him in his home country.

Kobayashi started his new position for a house building company on April 1, where he will put the hands-on skills he learned at CPTC to use. [Read more…]

CPTC: McGranahan Architects Wins Design Award for CPTC Building

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McGranahan Architects in Tacoma has received a Grand Prize Award for its creative design of Clover Park Technical College’s Health Sciences Building in the Spring 2015 Learning By Design Architectural Showcase.

Of the four grand prize recipients, the Health Sciences Building is the only higher education project to win. Projects were judged on six criteria: innovation, community need, interior design, sustainability, functional design and 21st century learning. [Read more…]

CPTC hosts regional automotive competition

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Clover Park Technical College’s Automotive Program hosted the 2015 SkillsUSA South Puget Sound Regional Automotive Competition Jan. 31.

Automotive students from Auburn High School, Puyallup High School, Sumner High School, White River High School, Kentridge High School, Decatur High School and the Pierce County Skills Center competed in two divisions: automotive service and automotive maintenance. [Read more…]

CPTC receives approval for 7-year reaccreditation

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LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Clover Park Technical College received confirmation Jan. 29 of its reaffirmation of accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The accreditation process included a three-day on-site evaluation in October by a seven-member team of faculty and administrators from regional colleges. The evaluation team met with various campus groups to gain a better understanding of the college. Open forums were held for students, faculty, college staff and administrators. [Read more…]

CPTC: Building to sustain

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Sustainable Building Science is more than green building. It’s about taking action that meets the needs of people, profit and the planet while sustaining natural resources for the future.

The program at Clover Park Technical College teaches students not only how to build the structures we live and work in, but also to consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of doing so.

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New Nursing Assistant Certified program to start at CPHS

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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

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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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