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New Student Orientation

Welcome and congratulations on starting your academic journey!

As a new student at Clover Park Technical College, you are certain to have many questions. These live, web-based workshops on December 17 as part of the Winter Quarter Start - New Student Orientation Experience have been designed to help you uncover the answers to your questions, navigate campus and provide you timely information about campus resources and support services.

Winter Quarter Start - New Student Orientation 

  • Date: December 17 
  • Time: live, one-hour workshops between 8a-7p 
  • Detailed Schedule

At these live, web-based workshops you will find out more about:

  • Virtual student services
  • Student email account
  • Accessing and utilizing Canvas
  • Basics of Zoom, a video conference platform
  • Tutoring
  • Parking & transportation
  • Student aid and scholarships
  • Safety & security
  • Events, clubs, and organizations
  • And much more!

Whether you attend one, or multiple sessions, you’ll be ready for the first day of the quarter and on your way towards becoming a successful CPTC student.

Orientation Schedule


Log-In Details

CONNECT to Live, Web-based Workshops
Meeting ID: 737 542 5651
Call-in : 253-215-8782

The live, web-based workshops will be held using Zoom which can be used on a computer, tablet, smartphone or call-in. Visit for more information and help videos.


Great question! Here is a list of assigned programs for Faculty Counselors, including contact information. 

Carrie Van Beek

Aerospace, Aviation and Composites 

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician 
  • Avionics
  • Professional Pilot

Business and Personal Services

  • Accounting 
  • Cosmetology 
  • Culinary Arts 
  • Esthetics 
  • Massage Studies
  • Pastry Arts
  • Retail Business Management

Manufacturing, Auto and Trades

  • Advanced Composites 
  • Non-Destructive Testing 

Taylor McGovern

Manufacturing, Auto and Trades

  • Auto Collision
  • Auto Restoration 
  • Auto Technician 
  • Auto Upholstery 
  • Electrician Low Voltage Fire/Security
  • HVAC
  • Manufacturing Technician 
  • Mechantronics
  • Construction Technologies 
  • Welding 

Health and Human Development

  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Human Services

Annemarie Solbrack

Science, Technology, Engineering and Design

  • Architectural Engineering 
  • Computer Programming and Web Development 
  • Environmental Sciences and Technology 
  • Interior Design 
  • Digital Entertainment Design 
  • Graphic Technologies 

Kevin Kildun

Health Sciences

  • Central Service/Sterile Processing
  • Dental Assistant 
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Hemodialysis
  • Medial Assistant 
  • Medical Histology 
  • Medical Lab Technician 
  • Pharmacy Technician 
  • Surgical Technology 
  • Core Allied Health classes

Running Start

Foster Youth

Julie Lancour


  • Registered Nursing
  • Licensed Practical Nursing 
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate 
  • Pre-Nursing (ADT) 

Orientation is a mandatory experience, however, you do not need to participate in all the sessions, all three days. Sessions on 'Paying for College' and 'Meet Your Advisors' are essential. The rest are encouraged. Please choose to attend some or all!

Oh my goodness, no! As part of our virtual, remote environment we designed an orientation experience that is flexible and adaptable to the needs of CPTC students. As such, every new student should attend these two essential sessions: Meet your Advisor and Paying for College. Everything else is strongly encouraged. Please make the selections that serve you best and your needs. 

New students that are unable to attend this mandatory program are required to reach out to their faculty counselor to cover program specific resources/information that was shared during New Student Orientation. This quarterly program is an important step in the on-boarding experience for new students leading up to the first day of class.

Great question! To make it as easy as possible we have designed this live, virtual experience so all sessions use the same Zoom meeting log-in details. 

Join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 737 542 5651
Call-in : 253-215-8782

Nope! We experimented with doing an RSVP for summer start and had lots of issues so we are opting to make it simple and allow students to self-select with no RSVP required. Within each session, facilitators may do a participant roll call (jn the chat window) for record-keeping purposes. 

Nope! Session presenters would love to "see" you, even for a brief moment to say "hello", but ultimately your level of comfort using video or not is okay! 

Nope! Engagement during every new student orientation, whether face-to-face or virtual is always challenge by choice. Your level of participation is up to you and your level of comfort. With that being said, as you prepare for classes at Clover Park Technical College, remember the age old saying "you get out of it, what you put in". 

Not at this time. The orientation team is working on updates to the orientation experience, with plans to launch an on-demand orientation experience (with short videos) through Canvas by December 2020. 

At this time the Welcome Center is not conducting campus tours. 

The following dates have been estabished for New Student Orientation. More information will be shared during fall quarter about the delivery method of the March & June orientation experience. 

  • Winter 2021 start: December 17 (online) 
  • Spring 2021 start: March 24 (online) 
  • Summer 2021 start: June 24