Clover Park Technical College

International Education Programs Office

No TOEFL is required for admission if you have completed the highest level of approved English as a Second Language Program.

Welcome to Clover Park Technical College in beautiful Lakewood, Washington.

Thank you for your interest in attending Clover Park. No TOEFL is required for admission if you have completed the highest level of approved English as a Second Language Program. Students with college level English can enter our programs without TOEFL, and conditional admission is offered.

Clover Park Technical College is a two-year, accredited technical college supported by the State of Washington. Clover Park offers many state-of-the-art professional training programs that emphasize the educational philosophy, “learning by doing.” Clover Park graduates are highly regarded by business and industry professionals.

Since 1942, thousands of American students and many international students have discovered the value of a technical education at Clover Park. The College strives to provide a warm, caring, family-like atmosphere and high-quality professional technical programs. The staff at Clover Park is committed to help you every step of the way - from the time you apply until you graduate. Our mission is to serve our students and provide the best education value for your investment.

Our Location

Located within the City of Lakewood, Washington about 40 miles south of Seattle, Clover Park is in the heart of the Northwest. Students enjoy the tall evergreen trees, mild climate and a variety of lakes. With close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Mt. Rainier, and the Cascade Mountain Range, outdoor enthusiasts will always have something to do year-round.

Clover Park is in walking distance from shopping at the Lakewood Towne Center, ethnic restaurants, markets, many specialty stores. The Towne Center features a movie theatre and dozens of retail stores and restaurants. The on-campus cafeteria, restaurant & pastry store (run by our Culinary & Pastry Arts students), espresso shop, bookstore, and spa (hair styling salon, facial and massage provided by our students in Cosmetology, Esthetics Sciences and Massage Studies programs) are fun places for students.


Become an international student by following these steps:

  1. Download the application form from our website at (www.cptc.edu/international). Mail or fax it to us.
  • Mail:
    International Education Programs Office
    Clover Park Technical College
    4500 Steilacoom Blvd, SW
    Lakewood, WA 98499
  • Fax: 253.589.6054
  • Fill out the Financial Responsibility Form. Please send the original form by mail. Please include a bank statement showing the funds available for your first year of study.
  • Include a $50.00 U.S. dollars Admissions Application fee, which can be paid as:
    • Bank check or money order
    • Credit card payment with authorized signature.
  • Please attach a small color photo to your application.
  • Once we receive the above items and the admissions criteria is met, an I-20 Form will be mailed to you. Please take the I-20 Form with you to the U.S. Consulate in your country and apply for a student visa.

    Here is a sample of some of the degree programs we offer. For a complete list, please visit www.cptc.edu/careers

    • Accounting
    • Architectural Engineering Design
    • Automotive Technician
    • Aviation Maintenance Technician (A+P)
    • Computer Networking & Information Systems Security
    • Computer Information Technology
    • Early Care and Education
    • Environmental Sciences and Technology
    • Esthetics Sciences (skin care)
    • Human Services
    • Interior Design
    • Massage Studies
    • Manufacturing Operation (bachelor’s degree)
    • Mechatronics
    • Professional Pilot (private, instrument, instructor & commercial pilots)

    Estimated Tuition and Fees schedule for Academic Programs:

    Please contact the International Education Programs Office for detailed information on tuition and fees. The following information is subject to change.

    • Tuition for Winter, Spring & Summer 2015 Quarters is $268.26/credit (1-10 credits & 19+ credits) and $51.85/credit (11-18 credits)
    • Typical program enrollment per quarter is 18-25 credits (varies by program)
    • International Student Health Insurance: $366.00 per quarter (effective through Summer 2015)
    • Additional quarterly fees: $150.00
    • Program-specific fees and cost for textbooks & supplies vary from program to program
      (Please contact International Program staff for specific programs)


    $1,000—$5,000 Quarter

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    Top Programs

    Aviation Maintenance, Culinary, Technology/Computers

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    Type of School

    2yr/Community College

    • School Size

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      No Affiliation
    • Scholarships for International Students

    • Conditional Admission Available

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    • Type of Housing

      Homestay, Apartment

    Lakewood WA
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    Yuko Chartraw / International Program Specialist Lakewood, WA

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