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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



February 2020
    • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Location: Building 23, Ballroom
    • Description: The Department of Student Life is hosting a Health and Safety Fair with vendors and incentives ranging in focus from personal safety, physical/mental health to financial and cyber health and safety. Stop by to learn valuable tips, tricks, and about potentially helpful products. Participants will receive an incentive bag while supplies last.
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    • Time: 6:45 PM - 9:45 PM
    • Location: Sprinker Recreation Center 14824 C St S, Tacoma, WA 98444
    • Description: Come join us at Sprinker Recreation Center for a fun-filled night of ice skating! This event is FREE for all current CPTC students plus ONE FREE GUEST! RSVP is required as space is limited. Join us as we skate the night away!
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March 2020
    • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Location: Building 23, Across from SLSC
    • Description: Did you know that March is Women's History Month? Join us on Tuesday, March 3rd from 11am-1pm, just across from the SLSC and learn about Women's history. Participate in our table trivia and win some sweet prizes. This event is open to all CPTC students, staff, and faculty!
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    • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Location: Building 23, Room 112
    • Description: Please join us as we host an Interview Workshop on Thursday, March 5th. Students will have two opportunities to attend this informative event as there will be one session held at 11am and another at 2pm, both located in Building 23, Room 112.
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    • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Location: Building 23, Ballroom
    • Description: Join us for our Winter Quarter Movie Night, featuring Frozen 2. On Friday, March 6 at 6:30 PM in the Building 23 Ballroom. This event is FREE to all CPTC students, faculty, staff, and UNLIMITED guests! We will also have our signature ice cream bar at this event for all to enjoy as we watch this film. This is an event you don't want to miss! RSVP is not required but preferred so that we can provide enough food and drinks for all attendees. See you then!
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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.

Your investment gives students the power to grow. Please join our generous donors and business leaders by making a donation today.


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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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