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Graduation Application

Application for Graduation Certification form due dates:

Winter 2015 - Feb 2, 2015

Spring 2015 - April 29, 2015

Summer 2015 - July 29, 2015

 

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To receive an Associates Degree or Certificate from Clover Park Technical College, a student must complete an Application for Graduation Certification form available at the Enrollment Services Office located in Building 17 or available using the link above or to the right. The application must be filed by the fourth week of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate.

Clover Park Technical College grants the following:

The Associate of Applied Technology degree, the Associate of Applied Science-T degree, the Associate of Arts and Science Degree (DTA/MRP) in Pre-Nursing or in Technology, or the Bachelor of Applied Science in Manufacturing Operations. One of the degrees is awarded to students who satisfactorily complete the competencies and requirements as approved by the College's Curriculum Committee and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The degree programs are defined and program requirements outlined in the current CPTC catalog.

A Certificate is awarded to students who satisfactorily complete the competencies and requirements for programs that are not defined as degree programs. Core academic courses are required in certificate programs of one academic year or more (more than 45 credits).

Standard for Graduation

To be eligible for graduation, a student must have:

  • a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.0;
  • met all of the program requirements;
  • completed 50 percent of the technical coursework at Clover Park Technical College; 
  • 15 percent of the technical coursework in the final credits taken at Clover Park Technical College.

Graduation Honors

To be eligible for graduation honors, a student must meet the following:

  • earn an Associates Degree or Bachelor of Applied Science Degree;
  • a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 - 4.0.

Time Limitation

Clover Park Technical College curriculum is based on current industry standards. Returning Clover Park Technical College students who left prior to completion of their program must meet the program’s graduation requirements as described in the current Clover Park Technical College catalog.

Clover Park Technical College students who have completed the technical requirements of their program but have not completed the General Education requirements for a degree or certificate will have one year from their date of withdrawal to complete the required General Education classes. If a longer period of time elapses before General Education courses are completed, the student will be required to meet the program’s graduation requirements as described in the current Clover Park Technical College catalog.

Criterion for Good Standing

A student is in good academic standing when the quarterly grade point average remains at or above 2.0.

 

Graduation Commencement Ceremony

Annually, CPTC hosts an all campus graduation ceremony at a local venue, typically at the Tacoma Dome. Any eligible student completing a degree, certificate, high school diploma, or High School Equivalency Diploma granted by Clover Park Technical College at any time during the academic year, may participate.

Graduation packets will be available for pick up mid-May in the lobby of Building 17 or check back to this website for updates and more information. The Graduation Packet includes information on cap and gown ordering and ceremony and rehearsal dates and times.

Students who are completing their program requirements fall and winter quarter and who have applied for graduation will receive a graduation packet in the mail.

Students who are completing their program requirements spring and summer quarter and who have applied for graduation will pick up their graduation packet at the information desk, located in the lobby of building 17.

Students who require disability accommodations for the ceremony should contact Ron Wright at 253-589-5766 or email ron.wright@cptc.edu.

Application

Complete an Online Graduation Award Application

Print a Graduation Award Application

Checklist

Graduation Checklist

Contact

Beve Custard, Credentials Evaluator
evaluator@cptc.edu
253-589-6003
Ron Wright, Graduation Ceremony Coordinator
ronald.wright@cptc.edu
253-589-5800

Graduation Location

Tacoma Dome
2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
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