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President's Welcome

Clover Park Technical College is governed by a 5-member Board of Trustees, accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and receives financial support from the CPTC Foundation.

Dr. Lonnie Howard, President of Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood

Welcome to the website of Clover Park Technical College, where you will learn more about what this college has to offer. To get a real sense of our 21st century learning environment, just schedule a tour of our two campuses (Lakewood and South Hill).

While at CPTC, you will be greeted by friendly staff and can meet with some of our caring faculty. We offer 56 associate degrees and various continuing education programs; many are pathways to high-paying careers.

Being an entrepreneurial institution, we want to help students complete their programs, find meaningful employment, and be responsive to the needs of the local community and business and industry.

Ready to learn more about CPTC? To get you started, here are a few things you should know:

  • Most students are female (second highest in Washington State). 
  • We offer FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance and Pilot training programs.
  • Our LPN program is a 'pipeline' that really works; 25 of these students recently graduated as RNs.
  • Ninety percent of students take courses related to current or future jobs.
  • We have repeatedly made the list of the top 20% of Military Friendly Colleges.

CPTC is very affordable. We also have several financial aid options, have scholarships available or can help arrange a payment plan. If you are interested in hands-on training, online classes, earning a degree or transferring to a university, please apply today. I do look forward to seeing you here soon.

Dr. Lonnie L. Howard