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 for transfer to other colleges or universities.  CPTC degrees will not be accepted as appropriate preparation for most BA or BS degrees.  However, Clover Park Technical College has negotiated transfer agreements into specific baccalaureate programs.

Brandman University

Brandman University, a private, non-profit, WASC accredited university, is part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious universities. Since 1958, Brandman University has been serving the unique needs of the working adult. Brandman University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, teaching credentials and extended education opportunities.

Clover Park Technical College and Brandman University agree to partner in offering enhanced opportunities to transfer students through Brandman’s Early Advantage Program (EAP). This program is intended to maximize transfer success and minimize the time and costs involved in attaining a bachelor’s degree. The EAP seeks transfer students and provides them with comprehensive advising and planning services and a one-time scholarship. EAP students will be able to precisely map their transfer plan to BU while continuing to take transferrable coursework at CPTC.

Associate of Applied Technology (AAT)

Capella University

Clover Park Technical College students who successfully complete their associate’s degree requirements and otherwise meet Capella’s admissions requirements will be accepted into Capella’s upper division Bachelor’s program.  Capella will accept the associate degree credits as a block.

General Education Core Areas—Distribution Requirements:

  • Communication – 6 quarter credits
  • Social Science – 6 quarter credits
  • Humanities – 6 quarter credits
  • Natural Sciences/Mathematics – 6 quarter credits
  • Additional quarter credits from any of the core areas above – 21 credits
  • Total General Education credits required – 45 credits

AA/AS Degree; minimum credits required for full admission to Capella – 90 credits

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

City University

Clover Park Technical College students may transfer up to 90 credits from approved programs to City University (CU) for inclusion in the degree requirements of appropriate Bachelor’s degrees.

To be considered for admission to CU, students must submit a CU admission application form, including any additional admission documents if required, and submit an official transcript from CPTC.

The Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College (TESC) has approved the following CPTC programs for their Upside Down Degree Program:

  • Associate of Applied Science - T for Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science - T for Architectural Engineering  Design
  • Associate of Applied Science-T for Computer Networking & Information Systems Security
  • Associate of Applied Science - T for Computer Information Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science-T for Early Care & Education
  • Associate of Applied Science - T for Environmental Sciences & Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science - T for Graphic Technologies
  • Associate of Applied  Science - Interior Design
  • Associate of Applied  Science - T for Human Services
  • Associate of Applied Technology for Massage Studies (with completion of MAT 115)
  • Associate of Applied Technology for Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Associate of Applied Science - T for Professional Pilot Degree
  • Associate of Arts & Science for Pre-Nursing
  • Associate in Technology Degree
  • Associate of Applied Science - T for Sustainable Building  Science
  • Associate of Applied Science - T for Medical Histology Technician
  • Associate of Applied Science - T for Nursing: RN Option
  • Associate of Applied Technology for Pharmacy Technician
  • Associate of Applied Science - T for Material Science: Nondestructive Testing

The Upside Down Degree Program is for students who have completed an acceptable technical degree that generates fewer than 90 transferable credits but wish to complete their Bachelor of Arts degree with just 90 additional credits from TESC. Students who qualify for Upside Down transfer take more focused coursework first by completing an accepted technical degree, and then receive a broad array of general education coursework at TESC during their final two years.

In order to qualify for transfer, CPTC students must:

  • Earn an Approved Associate of Technical Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree;
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA or better;
  • Successful completion of English composition (e.g., ENGL& 101) or equivalent with a grade of C (2.0) or higher;
  • Successfully complete a minimum of twenty-five (25) academic credits (e.g., the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences) as part of the maximum ninety (90)transferable quarter credits; and
  • Meet the admissions criteria for Evergreen in effect at the time of their application.

Evergreen will grant CPTC students meeting the above conditions:

  • Award ninety (90) quarter credits for the Technical Associate Degree on completion of all the noted Upside Down Program requirements;
  • Provide academic advising and counseling services to facilitate matriculation and on-going support for transfer students; and
  • Cooperate with Clover Park Technical College faculty to review and coordinate curriculum.

The Evergreen State College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degrees (AAS-T)

The AAS-T is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation but also includes a college-level general education component, common in structure for all such degrees.  Awarding the AAS-T is at the option of the college.  Not all technical degrees are appropriate for the AAS-T designation. Clover Park Technical College has identified AAS-T degree options for the following programs:

  • Accounting
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Computer and Information Security
  • Early Care and Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Sciences and Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Media Design and Production
  • Paraeducator
  • Professional Pilot
  • Social Services

Currently, the University of Phoenix, City University and DeVry University accept CPTC’s Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degrees.

City University
City University accepts all credits in the AAS-T, though more than two years may be required to complete the City University degree.  To find out more about City University, contact them at

DeVry University
Students completing an AAS-T degree at CPTC will receive a “block transfer” of courses to DeVry’s Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Management (BSTM).  

To find out more about DeVry University, contact them at

University of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix has agreed to accept the AAS-T in transfer for their Bachelors of Science in Management (BSM) degree.  To find out more about the University of Phoenix, contact them through their website at