Graduation

Graduation Application

Download the Graduation Application

To receive an Associate Degree or Certificate from Clover Park Technical College, a student must complete an Application for Graduation form, available from 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.

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 should contact Ron Wright at 253-589-5766 or email ron.wright@cptc.edu.

2014 Graduation Ceremony

The 2014 CPTC Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on June 18 at the Tacoma Dome. A rehearsal for graduates will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Clover Park Technical College grants the following:

The Associate of Applied Technology degree, the Associate of Applied Science-T degree, or the Associate of Arts and Sciences DTA/MRP. 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 900 clock hours or 45 credits).

To graduate from CPTC, a student must take 50 percent of the required coursework at the College. At least 15 percent of the coursework must be the final clock hours taken before graduation.

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.

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.

To be eligible for Graduation, a student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0. Students must complete core academic classes in Math, English and Psychology if required by the program.