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Workforce Education

Clover Park Technical College offers a wide variety of credit and non-credit classes through Workforce Education.

The program was formerly known as Community Education or Continuing Education because you don't have to be a regular student at CPTC to take Workforce Education classes!

Classes are offered in various technical areas and change often based on local industry and employment needs. Most classes are short term and offered on a part-time basis, scheduled in the evening or on weekends.

Know which classes you want to take? Find your class below and register online or you may also register in person by coming to the Workforce Development office in Building 19, Room 109 on the Lakewood Campus.

Connect in a virtual lobby (Zoom) by appointment: 

Tuition Installment Plan

Community Education classes are eligible for our Tuition Installment Plan. Visit the Tuition Installment Plan page to learn more.

Cancellation Policy

Classes may be canceled if enrollment is low, in case of emergency, or if the College is officially closed due to inclement weather. We often hold courses open until 24 hours before the first class meeting.

If a class is canceled, we will make every effort to reach you using the information you provided at registration. Please be sure to provide accurate telephone and email information. We do not currently send text messages for cancellations.

Check our registration site at any time of the day to confirm your class will run y finding your class on the registration site and looking for the green checkmark next to the course description.

In the case of a cancellation, you will receive a full refund by check or credit card, depending on how you paid. Please allow ample time for refund check processing and credit card account transactions.

How to Cancel or Change Your Registration

  • Contact our office at 253-589-5839 during regular business hours, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Email us at
  • Provide your full name, the class and date for which you are registered, and a call-back number where a message can be left.

Refund Policy

This schedule applies to both the course and material fees for Continuing Education courses and programs:

  • 100%: Any time class is canceled by the College
  • 100%: If you withdraw 48 hours before the first class meeting. Certain consumable and pass-thru fees (e.g. credit card transaction fees) are not refundable..
  • 0%: If you fail to attend class for any reason without prior notice per instructions above. Roll-overs to future classes in lieu of refund will not be permitted.
  • Students receiving funding through a third party must adhere to the rules of the funding source (e.g., employer, Workforce funding, Labor & Industries)

Contact Us

Petra Perkins, Workforce Training Manager

Hands-on Training

CPTC offers credit and non-credit classes and life-long learning opportunities in various workforce related areas.

Online Classes

Online offerings include Short Courses (24-72 hours of training) and Career Training Programs (6-12 months).

Corporate Training

Learning and development services that solve your complex business problems, and improve your operations.

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