Transfer from CPTC

Articulation Agreements

Clover Park Technical College has articulation arrangements with a number of institutions — click here to view the list of articulation agreements.

Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers that do not require baccalaureate degrees. Many Clover Park Technical College programs have individual articulation agreements with other academic institutions that provide for the transfer of credits. Acceptance of credit taken at one educational institution is always at the discretion of the receiving institution. Students are advised to contact the registrar of the receiving institution to discuss its policies and procedures for transfer credit.

One Year Transfer Courses — “Washington 45”

In response to legislative action in 2010, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges identified a list of courses, the “Washington 45,” that will transfer from community and technical colleges to other two year and four year institutions as general education credits. Please note that the “Washington 45” does not replace the Direct Transfer Agreement, Associate of Science Tracks I and II or any Major Related Program agreement, nor will it guarantee admission to a four-year institution. It also does not lead to any certificate conferral. Click here for more information about the Washington 45.

The courses offered at CPTC that satisfy one year or 45 credits of general education requirements at all public community and technical colleges, four-year colleges, and universities are listed in the table below.

Distribution Area Course Offered through CPTC
Communications (5 credits) ENGL& 101
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits) MATH& 151
Humanities (10 Credits) MUSC& 105 and HUM& 101
Social Science (10 credits) PSYC& 100 and SOC& 101
Natural Science (10 credits) CHEM& 110 with lab, CHEM& 121 with lab, CHEM& 161, CHEM& 162, BIOL& 160 w/lab and PHYS& 114.
Electives (5 credits) Selected from courses listed above

Transfer from CPTC to…

In general, Clover Park Technical College’s Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degrees are not designed with the intent for transfer to other colleges or universities.  However, Clover Park Technical College has established transfer agreements with specific baccalaureate programs. Graduates of our Associate in Applied Science – T (AAS-T) degrees, the Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP), and the Associate in Technology (DTA/MRP) programs may find opportunities to further their education at these institutions. Students desiring to transfer to a bachelor’s program are encouraged to contact the desired colleges and universities early in their studies to ensure the best possibility of transfer upon completion of an AAS-T or DTA/MRP.

Ashford University

Ashford University (AU) offers fifty-plus degree programs (undergraduate and graduate) both onsite and online. Students can keep in touch with professors and classmates “on-the-go” with the Ashford mobile app. CPTC students earning an approved associate’s degree may qualify for a “block” of credits to transfer to Ashford University. Ashford is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Contact AU at www.ashford.edu to learn more about transfer opportunities and requirements.

Bellevue College

Bellevue College (BC) is an open-access, community-based, public institution. BC offers a pathway for qualifying Clover Park Interior Design graduates (AAS-T) to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design (BAA). Bellevue College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Contact BC at www.bellevuecollege.edu for details about transfer.

Brandman University

Brandman University (BU) is a private, non-profit, accredited university in the Chapman University System that serves the unique needs of the working adult.  Current CPTC students may apply for entrance to Brandman’s Early Advantage Program (EAP) which is designed to maximize transfer success and minimize the time and costs involved in attaining a bachelor’s degree in various disciplines.  EAP students receive comprehensive advising and planning services and will be able to precisely map their transfer plan to BU while continuing to take transferrable coursework at CPTC.  They may also qualify for a one-time scholarship. BU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  Contact BU at www.brandman.edu for more information about the Early Advantage Program.

Capella University

Capella University (CU) is an accredited online university which combines foundational theory with real-world application to ensure students receive a high-quality education.  If CPTC graduates of approved programs (including Computer Information Technology, Human Services, and Nursing) meet Capella’s admissions requirements they may apply for specific upper-division bachelor’s degree programs at CU.  Self-identifying students may be eligible to receive a tuition discount.  CU offers additional benefits to U.S. Armed Forces learners.  Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (North Central Association).  Contact www.capella.edu for details and admission requirements.

Central Washington University

Central Washington University (CWU) provides a pathway to a baccalaureate degree for Clover Park students. Your applied associate degree provides you the skills to work in your chosen field. The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) at CWU complements that degree with the management/leadership skills to help you become a leader in your knowledge area. Students with degrees in Accounting, Aviation Maintenance, Human Services, and Medical Laboratory Technology (to name a few) will benefit from a university degree that gives you the skills to manage people and projects. Many more career opportunities will be available to you with the BAS-ITAM degree. CWU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  For information about CWU, visit the website at www.cwu.edu.  For specific information about the BAS-ITAM program, please visit www.cwu.edu/it-management/bas-overview.

CWU is a participant in a direct transfer agreement through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) that allows graduates of CPTC’s Associate in Technology (DTA/MRP) degree to apply to specific Bachelor of Science in Technology degree programs at participating institutions.*

* The DTA/MRP degree pathway streamlines preparation for the basic technology pathways across the state. It does not, however, guarantee acceptance into a program.

Chamberlain College of Nursing

As part of the DeVry Education Group, Chamberlain College of Nursing is committed to graduating compassionate, ethical, and knowledgeable nurse leaders who are empowered to transform healthcare.  CPTC graduates earning an Associate’s degree in Nursing who are accepted into Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing may qualify to receive reduced tuition rates.  Chamberlain is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS). For more information on transfer requirements, contact Chamberlain at www.chamberlain.edu.

City University of Seattle

City University of Seattle (CityU) is a private nonprofit university regionally accredited through the doctorate level. It is dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students looking to start, change, or grow their career. CityU welcomes students from Clover Park Technical College and invites them to explore CityU’s 60+ degree and certificate programs offered online and onsite. U.S. News & World Report has ranked City University of Seattle as having one of the top 50 Best Online Bachelor Degree Programs in the U.S. and as being one of the top 20 online programs for Veterans in the country. CityU is proud to be a top ranked institution in the country and a top producer of teachers, counselors, and MBA’s in Washington State. City University of Seattle is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Explore your opportunities at www.cityu.edu or stop by CityU’s Tacoma campus at 1145 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA, 98402.

Colorado Technical University

With a strong focus on technology and curriculum, Colorado Technical University (CTU) enables students to move upward while providing support from an experienced network of faculty and alumni. CPTC graduates completing a transfer program with a GPA of 2.0 or greater and meeting admission requirements will have the opportunity of admission into a baccalaureate degree program through CTU’s Virtual Campus. CTU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. For full details, contact Colorado Technical University at www.coloradotech.edu

DeVry University (Federal Way)

DeVry University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in some of today’s fastest growing career fields.  CPTC graduates earning a degree from the approved list of transfer programs are eligible for DeVry’s Bachelor of Science in Technical Management (BSTM) which includes five course tracks.  DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. To obtain a program transfer guide for an approved degree, contact DeVry at www.devry.edu.

Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University (EWU) is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington, with programs also offered at various locations across the state.  EWU is a participant in a direct transfer agreement through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) that allows graduates of CPTC’s Associate in Technology (DTA/MRP) degree to apply to specific Bachelor of Science in Technology degree programs at participating institutions.*  EWU is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Contact EWU for more information about BSN transfer at www.access.ewu.edu

* This DTA/MRP degree pathway streamlines preparation for the basic technology pathways across the state. It does not, however, guarantee acceptance into a program.

See Washington State University (WSU) for information about the direct transfer agreement for CPTC’s Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP) through the Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing (WSU-ICN) Consortium.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is the world’s preeminent university for aviation and aerospace education offering associate’s through doctorate level degrees.  Transfer eligibility is determined upon transcript evaluation by ERAU (with over 100 CPTC courses on the Common Course/Equivalency List) and is based on the current catalog at the time of transfer.  ERAU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  To learn more about Embry-Riddle, go to www.erau.edu.

The Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College (TESC) is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington.  TESC reviews eligible transfer candidates (19 programs) for admission into either a Direct Transfer Degree (7 CPTC degrees) or the Upside Down Degree Program (from list of approved AAS-T degrees).  The “Upside Down” degree allows CPTC graduates from approved technical degree programs to earn a Bachelor’s degree from TESC by taking a broad array of general education coursework in their final two years.  The Evergreen State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  To learn more about eligible direct transfer programs and Upside Down degree opportunities, contact TESC at www.evergreen.edu.

Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a not-for-profit institution of higher education which provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education whether wanting to finish a degree, earn a promotion at work, or change careers.  Excelsior is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (CHE/MSA).  Under an “umbrella” agreement, CPTC graduates meeting eligibility requirements will be considered for transfer.  Contact Excelsior at www.excelsior.edu to obtain a transfer guide and more information about transfer opportunities.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) educates students for professional careers in Fashion, Entertainment and Digital Media.  Transfer opportunities are available for approved Interior Design and General Studies courses toward FIDM core requirements.  Additional courses may be considered on a case-by-case basis. FIDM is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  To learn more, contact the Fashion Institute at fidm.edu.

Northwest University

Northwest University (NWU) is a Christian coeducational institution awarding degrees through doctorate level. NWU is a participant in a direct transfer agreement through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) that allows graduates of CPTC’s Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP) degree to apply to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs at participating institutions.*  Northwest is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Contact NWU at www.northwestu.edu to find out more about BSN transfer.

* The DTA/MRP degree pathway streamlines preparation for the basic BSN pathway across the state. It does not, however, guarantee acceptance into a BSN program.  Due to high interest and limited space in BSN programs, admission to all BSN programs is highly competitive.  

Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) located in Tacoma, Washington seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care for other people, for their communities, and for the earth. PLU is a participant in a direct transfer agreement through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) that allows graduates of CPTC’s Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP) degree to apply to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs at participating institutions.*  Pacific Lutheran University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  For additional information about transfer, contact PLU at www.plu.edu.

* The DTA/MRP degree pathway streamlines preparation for the basic BSN pathway across the state. It does not, however, guarantee acceptance into a BSN program.  Due to high interest and limited space in BSN programs, admission to all BSN programs is highly competitive. 

Saint Martin’s University

Saint Martin’s University (SMU) is a Catholic Benedictine institution of higher education located in Lacey, Washington.  The transfer agreement with SMU has the goal of increasing the number of nurses with a baccalaureate education in nursing to meet the needs of an increasingly complex health care system.  SMU offers qualified students graduating from CPTC’s Nursing degree programs and passing the NCLEX-RN exam the opportunity to seamlessly transition into their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program (dual admission).  SMU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Contact SMU to find out which programs transfer and for specific requirements at www.stmartin.edu.

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community.  SPU is a participant in a direct transfer agreement through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) that allows graduates of CPTC’s Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP) degree to apply to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs at participating institutions.*  SPU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  For additional information about transfer, contact SPU at www.spu.edu.

* The DTA/MRP degree pathway streamlines preparation for the basic BSN pathway across the state. It does not, however, guarantee acceptance into a BSN program.  Due to high interest and limited space in BSN programs, admission to all BSN programs is highly competitive. 

Seattle University

Seattle University (SU), a Jesuit Catholic university and law school located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world. SU is a participant in a direct transfer agreement through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) that allows graduates of CPTC’s Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP) degree to apply to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs at participating institutions.*  SU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Those interested in transferring to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Nursing should contact SU at www.seattleu.edu.

* The DTA/MRP degree pathway streamlines preparation for the basic BSN pathway across the state. It does not, however, guarantee acceptance into a BSN program.  Due to high interest and limited space in BSN programs, admission to all BSN programs is highly competitive. 

South Seattle Community College

South Seattle Community College (SSCC) is a constantly evolving educational community dedicated to providing quality learning experiences which prepare students to meet their goals for life and work.  SSCC offers transfer opportunities for qualified Accounting and Culinary Arts graduates (AAS-T) to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Hospitality Management. SSCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Contact SSCC at www.southseattle.edu to find out more about transfer.

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix (UP) offers online, as well as classes at more than 100 locations across the United States.  UP will provide transcript evaluation for CPTC students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree.  Qualifying students nearing completion (within 12 months of receiving degree) may pre-apply to a UP baccalaureate program.  To find out more about the University of Phoenix including accreditation, transfer opportunities, and to obtain a program transfer guide, go to www.phoenix.edu.

University of Washington (Seattle)

Founded in November 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast with three campuses.  The primary mission of the University of Washington is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge.  UW is a participant in a direct transfer agreement through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) that allows graduates of CPTC’s Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP) degree to apply to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs at participating institutions.*  UW is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Contact UW for more information about BSN transfer at www.washington.edu.  

* The DTA/MRP degree pathway streamlines preparation for the basic BSN pathway across the state. It does not, however, guarantee acceptance into a BSN program.  Due to high interest and limited space in BSN programs, admission to all BSN programs is highly competitive. 

University of Washington Tacoma

University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) serves a diverse student population creating a rich learning environment with many points of view where students will feel at home whether full-time or pursing a degree while juggling other responsibilities.  CPTC graduates of the Environmental Sciences and Technology (AAS-T) program meeting transfer requirements will have the opportunity to apply to UWT’s Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Environmental Studies Concentration degree program.  UWT is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Contact UWT for more information at www.tacoma.uw.edu.  

Walla Walla University

Founded in 1892, Walla Walla University (WWU) is a private university affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church which welcomes any student who desires an exceptional Christian education. WWU is a participant in a direct transfer agreement through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) that allows graduates of CPTC’s Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP) degree to apply to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs at participating institutions.*  Walla Walla is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Contact WWU at www.wallawalla.edu to find out more about BSN transfer.

* The DTA/MRP degree pathway streamlines preparation for the basic BSN pathway across the state. It does not, however, guarantee acceptance into a BSN program.  Due to high interest and limited space in BSN programs, admission to all BSN programs is highly competitive. 

Washington State University

Washington State University (WSU) opened its doors in 1892 and is a nationally recognized research university enrolling more than 25,000 students worldwide. WSU is a participant in a direct transfer agreement through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) that allows graduates of CPTC’s Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP) degree to apply to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs at participating institutions.* The Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing (WSU-ICN), a consortium whose members include Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, and Whitworth University, admits associate degree transfers through WSU.  WSU is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Contact WSU for more information about BSN transfer at www.wsu.edu.  

* The DTA/MRP degree pathway streamlines preparation for the basic BSN pathway across the state. It does not, however, guarantee acceptance into a BSN program.  Due to high interest and limited space in BSN programs, admission to all BSN programs is highly competitive. 

Western Governors University

Western Governors University (WGU) is an online university driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. WGU has flourished into a national university, serving more than 40,000 students from all 50 states.  WGU offers several pathways for transfer including Accounting, Computer Information Technology, and Nursing.  WGU is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Visit wgu.edu for information about specific pathways and transfer opportunities.

Western Washington University

Western Washington University (WWU), a public four-year institution in Bellingham, Washington, brings together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.  WWU is a participant in a direct transfer agreement through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) that allows graduates of CPTC’s Associate in Technology (DTA/MRP) degree to apply to specific Bachelor of Science in Technology degree programs at participating institutions.*  WWU is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Contact WWU at www.wwu.edu for more information about transfer.  

*The DTA/MRP degree pathway streamlines preparation for the basic technology pathways across the state. It does not, however, guarantee acceptance into a program.

List of articulation agreements.