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 11 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.
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).
To be eligible for graduation, a student must have:
To be eligible for graduation honors, a student must meet the following:
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.
A student is in good academic standing when the quarterly grade point average remains at or above 2.0.
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 Building 11 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 11.
A cap and gown are required in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns will be available at the College Bookstore.
Students in technical programs must apply for their graduation award as soon as possible. You can complete an Online Graduation Award Application here. There is no cost to apply.
Graduates requiring disability accommodations are to contact Ron Wright, Coordinator of Student Success, at 253-589-5766 prior to the ceremony.
The faculty, staff and administration at Clover Park Technical College extend our best wishes for your future. We congratulate you on your success and hope to see you at the Tacoma Dome!