Accreditation

Clover Park Technical College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 558-4224 www.nwccu.org

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities refers to the institution as a whole. Therefore, statements like "fully accredited" or "this program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities" or "this degree is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities" are incorrect and should not be used.

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is an independent non-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It is the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher-education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed. Clover Park Technical College first received accreditation through NWCCU in December 1999.

Click here for more information on the NWCCU and regional accreditation.

Core Themes

  • Workforce Preparation
  • Student Success
  • Institutional Excellence

Accreditation Documents

Annual Washington State Status Reports

Program Accreditations & Certifications

In addition to the College’s regional accreditation by NWCCU, several of Clover Park Technical College’s programs have received accreditation specific to the program, and others operate under the approval of a national or state oversight agency.

Program Accreditation
Automotive Technician National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation
Dental Assistant American Dental Association
Medical Assistant Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Probationary)
Medical Histology Technician National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Medical Laboratory Technician National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Pharmacy Technician American Society of Health System Pharmacists
Professional Pilot Federal Aviation Administration
Surgical Technology Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Program Oversight Agency
Aviation Maintenance Technician Federal Aviation Administration
Cosmetology Washington State Department of Licensing
Esthetic Sciences Washington State Department of Licensing
Massage Studies Washington State Department of Health
Nursing Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Professional Pilot Federal Aviation Administration