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Notice of Upcoming NWCCU Accreditation Visit (October 25-27, 2021)

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation evaluation to Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) on October 25-27, 2021. A NWCCU evaluation team will meet with campus students, faculty and staff to evaluate CPTC's accreditation status in conjunction with CPTC's 2021 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness self-evaluation report.

CPTC is currently accredited through NWCCU, which was reaffirmed in 2015 after a Year Seven Self-Evaluation Report and visit in fall 2014. Since then, CPTC has submitted a 2017 Mid-Cycle Self Evaluation and a number of ad hoc and special reports. The most recent commission action was acceptance of the mid-cycle report in January 2018. Accreditation through NWCCU means that CPTC meets the commission's established standards of educational quality and effectiveness. 

If you would like to comment on CPTC's accreditation candidacy, please submit your comments directly to the Commission in writing, with a physical signature no later than September 25.

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 558-4224

Accreditation Information

Clover Park Technical College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the NWCCU indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the NWCCU is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the NWCCU should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 558-4224

 

Accreditation by the NWCCU refers to the institution as a whole. Therefore, statements like "fully accredited" or "this program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities" or "this degree is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities" are incorrect and should not be used.

The NWCCU is an independent non-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It is the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher-education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed.

Clover Park Technical College first received accreditation through NWCCU in December 1999.

Core Themes

  • Workforce Preparation
  • Student Success
  • Institutional Excellence
  • Equity
  • College Scorecard

Accreditation Reports and Responses

Annual Washington State Status Reports

Program Accreditations & Certifications

In addition to the College’s regional accreditation by NWCCU, several of Clover Park Technical College’s programs have received accreditation specific to the program, and others operate under the approval of a national or state oversight agency.

Program Accreditation
Automotive Technician National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation
Dental Assistant American Dental Association
Medical Assistant Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Probationary)
Medical Histology Technician National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Medical Laboratory Technician National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Pharmacy Technician American Society of Health System Pharmacists
Professional Pilot Federal Aviation Administration
Surgical Technology Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Program Oversight Agency
Aviation Maintenance Technician Federal Aviation Administration
Cosmetology Washington State Department of Licensing
Esthetic Sciences Washington State Department of Licensing
Massage Studies Washington State Department of Health
Nursing Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Professional Pilot Federal Aviation Administration

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