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Bates Technical College Campus

Bates Technical College

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Bates Technical College has three comprehensive campuses in Tacoma that offer two-year degrees, short-term certificates, academic courses, a technical high school and life-long learning. Established in 1940, the college provides practical and concentrated hands-on education with an affordable, accessible path toward successful employment.

Why Choose Bates?

Celebrating 80 years of providing our region with accessible, affordable and quality educational program that lead students to careers, and employers to well-trained employees. Faculty and staff are honored to serve approximately 7,000 students each year as they transform their lives and gain the skills they need to succeed as part of the workforce.
Degree and certificate programs are offered in a variety of career fields that include aerospace, audio/visual technology and communication, business administration, construction, education/training, engineering, health care, information technology, manufacturing, fire service, transportation, culinary arts and barber.
Bates opened a new Advanced Technology Center in early 2016. Covering more than 51,000 square feet, the building houses Bates Technical College‚Äôs, engineering, IT and digital media programs, with unique features built to provide real-world learning opportunities around every corner.

Popular Programs

  • Practical Nurse
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Electrical Construction
  • Fire Service
  • Welding

See all programs of study at Bates Technical College.

College Address

Bates Technical College
1101 S. Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405


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