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Bates Technical College

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Celebrating 75 years in Tacoma, Bates Technical College is an innovator. Bates offers certificate and degree opportunities in 53 career education programs. With Bates as your educational partner, you can reinvent yourself.

Why Choose Bates?

In 2015, Bates celebrated 75 years of providing relevant, hands-on workforce training. Since the beginning, Bates has provided our region with accessible, affordable and quality programs that lead students to careers.
Bates Technical College made the 2014 and 2015 list of STEM Jobs℠ Approved colleges. Colleges on the list have aligned their STEM programs with high-paying, in-demand jobs. They offer resources and relationships to help STEM students succeed and get jobs and work to attract and support diverse students and faculty in STEM fields.
Bates opened a new Advanced Technology Center in early 2016. Covering more than 51,000 square feet, the building houses Bates Technical College’s, engineering, IT and digital media programs, with unique features built to provide real-world learning opportunities around every corner.

Popular Programs

  • Biomedical Service Technician
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Commercial Truck Driving–Entry Level
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • 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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