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Bates opens new Advanced Technology Center.

More than 200 community members watched Board of Trustees Chair Lillian Hunter cut the ribbon the 51,629 square-foot Advanced Technology Center during a ceremony held at Central/Mohler Campus on 19th Street in Tacoma.

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Civil Engineering Technology

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Civil engineering
technicians work alongside engineers to provide technical support. They may be involved in everything from infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges and utilities to environmental and maritime projects. Students who may excel in this program have good problem-solving skills, a flair for math and science, and have the ability to understand engineering drawings and principles.The civil engineering technology program at Bates Technical College emulates a civil engineering/surveying firm, giving students practice in many aspects of the profession.

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Employee Spotlight

IT Technician, Jeanene Peedee

Jeanene Pedee, IT Technician 


Jeanene Pedee isn't just an employee of Bates - she is also a graduate of the Software Development program. After graduating with her degree in 2000, she began the job hunt and discovered an open position in the college's IT department.  Jeanene believes that, "Sometimes it takes a little while to get that dream job, but you just have to be patient and keep looking."

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