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CNC Machinist

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CNC Machinist

Take your career to new heights.
Start an exciting career as a computer numeric control (CNC) machinist - an in - demand job that is vital to several industries, including aerospace, and our region's economy. Earn a certificate in CNC Machining or CNC Operator, or get your associate degree in six quarters. The curriculum is industry-driven, and you learn in our, state-of-the-art shop that boasts CNC machines, including a four-axis horizontal with a pallet changer and probe, and CNC simulators. Take your career to a new horizon. Learn more.

Staff Spotlight

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Beth Reichenbach, lead library technician

Lead Library Technician Beth Reichenbach had always loved books. But it wasn't until she received her associate degree from Tacoma Community College and discovered she still didn't feel prepared for a career, that she looked to technical colleges, found inspiration, and earned a technical degree in library science.

Beth has worked at Bates for more than 15 years and she sat down with us recently to share how our students inspire her each day.

Read Beth's interview now.