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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



November 2019
    • Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
    • Location: Building 23, Atrium
    • Description: Join us November 19 from 6-8:30pm for mocktails and appetizers, and unleash your creativity! Come paint your very own work of art, with a step-by-step instruction from our guest artist. Whether it’s your first time picking up a paint brush, or you are an experienced artist, this will be a night of fun that everyone can enjoy. Spaces are limited, sign up is required. RSVP required.
December 2019
    • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Location: Building 23, Room 112
    • Description: Come join us for Stress Relieving Chair Acupuncture on December 4th, 2019 in Building 23 Room 112 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Service will be provided by Compass Acupuncture Tacoma who’s mission is to create a better everyday life for its patients free of pain through the use of proven alternative medical treatments. RSVP is not required, though space is limited. First come, first served. Learn more.
    • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Location: Building 23, Room 112
    • Description: Make sure to come by and get a massage during your busy finals week! The Campus Activities Board is excited to provide an opportunity for students to receive a 10 minute massage on December 5th from 11 a.m to 1 p.m in building 23, room 112. Spots are limited. First come, first served. Learn more.
    • Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
    • Location: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
    • Description: The Campus Activities Board is pleased to offer you an opportunity to attend the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s annual Zoo Lights event. See the zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. This event takes place on Friday, December 6. Tickets will be distributed at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium between 5-7pm, and the zoo will be open for this event from 5-9pm. Cost is free for current CPTC students. Students are permitted to bring one guest also free of charge. RSVP required.

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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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