As a vital member of the state’s higher education system, Clover Park Technical College offers more than 50 programs in business, computer technology, allied health, manufacturing, media, communications and more.
Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Clover Park Technical College offers courses on-line and on campus for students getting ready for their first career, their next step within their career or new careers. Clover Park Technical College is here to help students redefine education to meet their needs. The college’s rich history of professional and technical education dates back to the 1940s, when the Clover Park School District established a War Production Program training civilians as auto mechanics for the Mt. Rainier Ordinance Depot; as aircraft service mechanics for McChord Field and the Fort Lewis Army Post; and as shipfitters, welders, and blueprint readers for Tacoma shipyards during World War II.
After the war, the popular aircraft-service mechanic program was the first in the Northwest to offer Civil Aeronautics Administration certification. With the addition of other programs, including an electronics training course, the fledgling Clover Park Vocational Technical Institute was on its way to becoming a regional training facility.
In 1991, Clover Park Vocational Technical Institute became Clover Park Technical College and began to offer degree and transferable programs, so today’s students could prepare for great jobs and great futures. Our main campus is in Lakewood, Washington, about eight miles southwest of downtown Tacoma, the state’s second-largest city. Lakewood has a population of 60,000 and is near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Clover Park Technical College also offers classes at its South Hill Campus.