Students are advised to contact the registrar of the receiving institution to discuss its policies and procedures for transfer credit.
For more information on articulation,
For transfer evaluation,
Transfer credit from an accredited institution may be accepted if the course work:
Transfer of credit for programs with license requirements are subject to current licensing laws.
Credit/dual credit may be accepted for high school learning experience where formal articulation agreements are in place. Please contact Student Records for specific agreements.
Credit may be accepted for military experience or education based on guidelines from the American Council on Education.
Students who wish to receive credit for prior learning will complete the Prior Learning Assessment Request Form available from the Student Records Office and pay the following fees for assessment services: $40 evaluation fee and $20 for each course for which prior learning credit is requested.
Instructors will evaluate the prior experiential learning of a student in relation to the competencies of the program and will award credit for demonstrated learning outcomes that are appropriate to the subject, course or program offered.
All credits awarded for this type of experience will be noted as such on the student’s transcript with a grade of “X”. Credit for prior experiential learning may constitute no more than 25 percent of the credits needed for program completion.
Clover Park Technical College has been designated as a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 1500 colleges and universities that provide educational opportunities for servicemembers and their families throughout the world.
Recognizing the problems faced by military students whose jobs require frequent moves, SOC member schools make it easier to obtain college degrees rather than just accumulate course credit by:
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a way to earn credit for comprehensive knowledge you may have acquired through independent or prior study, cultural pursuits, work or other life experiences. If you successfully pass the CLEP tests you may receive credit for completing certain certificate or degree requirements. Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) accepts the subject tests listed on the Course Equivalency Guide when passed with the recommend American Council on Education (ACE) score. Information about CLEP tests and testing sites can be obtained on the College Board website at www.collegeboard.com.
DSST (formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) is also accepted as a way to earn credit for prior knowledge or experience. The subject must be equivalent to CPTC courses and will be accepted according to the ACE recommendations for passing and credit value. Information about DSST tests and testing sites can be obtained online at www.dantes.doded.mil.
Clover Park Technical College grants credits to students who have earned a score of three or more on the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Board in the subject areas: listed on the Course Equivalency Guide. For more information about AP study and testing, please see the AP counselor at your high school or go to www.collegeboard.com and search for Advanced Placement. When you take your test, be sure to indicate that the results should be sent to CPTC.
CPTC accepts many alternative credit options for completion of degrees and certificates, however, if your plans include transfer to another college or university, they may not provide the same credit and you should check with their admissions office to determine your best options for meeting your educational goals.
Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers that do not require baccalaureate degrees. Many Clover Park Technical College programs have individual articulation agreements with other academic institutions that provide for the transfer of credits. Acceptance of credit taken at one educational institution is always at the discretion of the receiving institution. Students are advised to contact the registrar of the receiving institution to discuss its policies and procedures for transfer credit.
In response to legislative action in 2010, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges identified a list of courses, the “Washington 45,” that will transfer from community and technical colleges to other two year and four year institutions as general education credits. Please note that the “Washington 45” does not replace the Direct Transfer Agreement, Associate of Science Tracks I and II or any Major Related Program agreement, nor will it guarantee admission to a four-year institution. It also does not lead to any certificate conferral. Click here for more information about the Washington 45.
The courses offered at CPTC that satisfy one year or 45 credits of general education requirements at all public community and technical colleges, four-year colleges, and universities are listed in the table below.
List of One Year Transfer Courses Offered at CPTC
|Distribution Area||Course Offered through CPTC|
|Communications (5 credits)||ENGL& 101|
|Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)||MATH& 151|
|Humanities (10 Credits)||MUSC& 105 and HUM& 101|
|Social Science (10 credits)||PSYC& 100 and SOC& 101|
|Natural Science (10 credits)||CHEM& 110 with lab, CHEM& 121 with lab, CHEM& 161, CHEM& 162, BIOL& 160 w/lab and PHYS& 114.|
|Electives (5 credits)||Selected from courses listed above|
Clover Park Technical College awards two types of degrees.
Degree options are indicated on individual program descriptions in this catalog.
In general, Clover Park Technical College’s Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degrees are not designed for transfer to other colleges or universities. CPTC degrees will not be accepted as appropriate preparation for most BA or BS degrees. However, Clover Park Technical College has negotiated transfer agreements into specific baccalaureate programs.
With more than 500 courses and 80 degrees and specializations, Capella University is the leader in online degree programs. Clover Park Technical College students, who successfully complete their associate’s degree requirements and otherwise meet Capella’s admissions requirements, will be accepted into Capella’s upper division Bachelor’s program. Capella will accept the associate degree credits as a block.
General Education Core Areas—Distribution Requirements:
AA/AS Degree; minimum credits required for full admission to Capella – 90 credits
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) students may transfer up to 90 credits from approved programs to City University (CU) for inclusion in the degree requirements of appropriate Bachelor’s degrees.
To be considered for admission to CU, students must submit a CU admission application form, including any additional admission documents if required, and submit an official transcript from CPTC.
City University, founded in 1973, addresses the educational needs of working adults and offers certificates and degrees in more than 50 programs. It has nearly two dozen locations throughout the state of Washington as well as the state of California, the Canadian province of British Columbia, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, and Switzerland. City University is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Evergreen State College
The Evergreen State College (TESC) accepts four Clover Park Technical College Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degrees for Evergreen’s Upside Down Degree Program:
In order to qualify for transfer, CPTC students must:
Evergreen will grant CPTC students meeting the above conditions:
The Evergreen State College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
The AAS-T is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation but also includes a college-level general education component, common in structure for all such degrees. Awarding the AAS-T is at the option of the college. Not all technical degrees are appropriate for the AAS-T designation. Clover Park Technical College has identified AAS-T degree options for the following programs:
Currently, the University of Phoenix, City University and DeVry University accept CPTC’s Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degrees.
University of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix has agreed to accept the AAS-T in transfer for their Bachelors of Science in Management (BSM) degree. To find out more about the University of Phoenix, contact them through their website at http://www.phoenix.edu/.
City University accepts all credits in the AAS-T, though more than two years may be required to complete the City University degree. To find out more about City University, contact them at http://www.cityu.edu.
Students completing an AAS-T degree at CPTC will receive a “block transfer” of courses to DeVry’s Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Management (BSTM). The following programs are eligible:
To find out more about DeVry University, contact them at http://www.devry.edu
The Evergreen State College
The Evergreen State College accepts ten Clover Park AAS-T degrees in transfer. To find out more about The Evergreen State College, contact them at http://www.evergreen.edu.
More colleges and universities may accept the AAS-T degree during 2007-2008. Contact Admissions and Records for updated information.
Many individual academic courses offered at Clover Park Technical College are accepted for transfer to two-year colleges and baccalaureate institutions including Washington State University, The Evergreen State College, Central Washington University, the University of Washington, Western Washington University, and Eastern Washington University.
For more information on articulation, call 253-589-4333.
For transfer evaluation, call 253-589-6003.