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Accreditation

Accreditation Information

Clover Park Technical College is a Member institution with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Clover Park Technical College's accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The NWCCU’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status in January 2015 was to reaffirm accreditation. NWCCU is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)."

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

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
Nursing  National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation
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
Avionics Federal Communications Commission
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

Contact

Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Samantha Dana
samantha.dana@cptc.edu
253-589-4520

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