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School of Aerospace and Aviation

This school prepares students for vital careers in the Pacific Northwest working with large and small airlines and airports as pilots and aviation maintenance mechanics. Students in these programs study at CPTC's South Hill Campus next to Pierce County Airport.  VIEW PROGRAMS

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Design

The cutting-edge technical programs in this school prepare students for careers in a wide range of high-tech industries, including engineering; graphic, digital and interior design; computer programming and network security; and more.  VIEW PROGRAMS

School of Automotive and Trades

These top-notch programs prepare students for careers in the automotive industry and the skilled trades. Some career options for these students include automotive mechanic, auto body repair technician, heating and air conditioning technician, electrician, construction worker and welder.  VIEW PROGRAMS

School of Advanced Manufacturing

This school features program options that prepare students for careers working in a variety of advanced manufacturing industries, including working with automated robotic manufacturing, fabricating composite materials, testing materials for destructive flaws, and more.  VIEW PROGRAMS

School of Nursing

Our nursing program offers numerous options to prepare students for careers in the nursing industry. Graduates can begin careers as a licensed practical nurse or certified nursing assistant, and pre-nursing courses can prepare students to transfer to four-year programs.  VIEW PROGRAMS

School of Health and Human Development

We offer a variety of health sciences and human services programs to prepare students for careers in the healthcare, early childhood and human services industries. These programs lead to careers in a wide range of healthcare fields.  VIEW PROGRAMS

School of Business and Personal Services

This school prepares students for careers in the private sector and personal services industry. Graduates can enjoy careers in accounting, retail and restaurant management, culinary and pastry arts, cosmetology, esthetics and massage, and more.  VIEW PROGRAMS

View All Programs

Click below to browse a list of all of our programs in alphabetical order.  VIEW PROGRAMS



October 2019
    • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Location: Building 15, Room 111
    • Description: Looking for industry specific internships? Searching for open positions in your field? Whether you're completing your program and going out into the workforce in the next two weeks or the next two years, join us on Wednesday, October 16th at 11am in Building 15, Room 111, for a LinkedIn Workshop. Learn how to make a memorable and professional social media presence that will wow future employers. Create a LinkedIn profile, upload your resume, and make digital connections with industry professionals. This event is FREE for all current CPTC students. We hope to see you there! Learn more.
    • Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    • Location: Cheney Stadium 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98405
    • Description: CPTC is going to the game! Join us at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma for an exhilarating soccer game as the Tacoma Defiance takes on the Austin Bold FC on Saturday, October 19th at 7pm. This event is FREE for all current CPTC students plus ONE FREE guest! RSVP is required as space is limited. RSVP.
    • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Location: Building 23, across from the SLSC
    • Description: Did you know that October is Disability History Month? Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd from 11am-1pm and learn about disability history. Participate in our table trivia and win some sweet prizes. This event is open to all CPTC students, staff, and faculty! Learn more.
    • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Location: Lakewood and South Hill Campuses
    • Contact: admissions@cptc.edu or 253-589-5800
    • Description: Program Information Sessions are where you can meet instructors, view training areas and ask questions. You'll learn about wages, job outlook, tools and supply lists. Walk-ins are welcome, and we recommend that all students attend. Student success offices — like financial aid, advising and enrollment services — are open until 6 p.m. after Info Sessions.

      Program Information Sessions are normally held at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. In most cases, program information sessions are held in the facility or classroom where the program is taught. 

      For more information visit http://www.cptc.edu/info-sessions.
    • Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    • Location: Building 23 Atrium
    • Description: Join Student Life for a pumpkin carving and painting. This event is FREE for all CPTC students plus one FREE guest! RSVP required. RSVP.
    • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Location: Building 23, Ballroom
    • Description: Club Defiance, in partnership with the CPTC Campus Activities Board, will host a Leadership Luncheon event on Tuesday, October 29 from 11:00a-12:30p in the Building 23 Ballroom. Join us as industry professionals from InGuardians deliver an extensive presentation for those interested in a career in I.T. Security. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. This event is free for all CPTC students, staff, and faculty. Lunch will be provided to all attendees who RSVP. Instructors may RSVP on behalf of their class. RSVP.
    • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Location: Building 23 Atrium & Ballroom
    • Description: Join us for our annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Carving Contest on Wednesday, October 30th from 11am-1pm in Building 23, Atrium & Ballroom. This event is free to all CPTC students so make sure you stop by and enjoy the free music, food, costume contest, and fun! Learn more.

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Our South Hill Campus — located just south of Puyallup — is home to our aviation programs, which make use of the runway next door at Thun Field.


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Northwest Career & Technical High School allows students to earn a high-school diploma while earning a certificate or degree in a technical field. We combine a rigorous educational program with career guidance and high-quality career and technical education.


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Workforce Development is dedicated to the creation, implementation, and facilitation of quality short-term educational programs, funding opportunities, and student-centered supports by being responsive to business/industry and community needs.


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CPTC Foundation ensures the opportunity for the education of tomorrow’s workforce.

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We enhance student learning and success through a comprehensive array of programs and experiences that focus on a holistic approach toward personal, intellectual and global understanding.


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The CPTC Bookstore is located in Bldg 23 and is open from 8am - 4pm Monday thru Friday.


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