Academic Catalog

Servicemember Opportunity College (SOC)

Clover Park Technical College has been designated as a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 1,900 colleges and universities that provide educational opportunities for servicemembers and their families throughout the world. Recognizing the problems faced by military students whose jobs require frequent moves, SOC member schools make it easier to obtain college degrees rather than just accumulate course credit by: 

  • limiting the amount of course work students must take at a single college to no more than 25 percent of degree requirements; •
  • designing transfer practices to minimize loss of credit and avoid duplication of course work; •
  • awarding credit for military experience; 
  • and awarding credit for tests such as CLEP and DSST (formerly DANTES).