Clover Park Technical College has articulation arrangements with a number of institutions — click here to view the list of articulation agreements.
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.
|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|
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.
Brandman University, a private, non-profit, WASC accredited university, is part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious universities. Since 1958, Brandman University has been serving the unique needs of the working adult. Brandman University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, teaching credentials and extended education opportunities.
Clover Park Technical College and Brandman University agree to partner in offering enhanced opportunities to transfer students through Brandman’s Early Advantage Program (EAP). This program is intended to maximize transfer success and minimize the time and costs involved in attaining a bachelor’s degree. The EAP seeks transfer students and provides them with comprehensive advising and planning services and a one-time scholarship. EAP students will be able to precisely map their transfer plan to BU while continuing to take transferrable coursework at CPTC.
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 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.
The Evergreen State College (TESC) has approved the following CPTC programs for their Upside Down Degree Program:
The Upside Down Degree Program is for students who have completed an acceptable technical degree that generates fewer than 90 transferable credits but wish to complete their Bachelor of Arts degree with just 90 additional credits from TESC. Students who qualify for Upside Down transfer take more focused coursework first by completing an accepted technical degree, and then receive a broad array of general education coursework at TESC during their final two years.
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.
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 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).
To find out more about DeVry University, contact them at devry.edu.
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 phoenix.edu.