Business Administration Programs

Prepare for your professional office career

From medical careers to marketing and business management, Bates' business administration programs will help you to prepare for jobs in a professional setting. You will get hands-on computer, record keeping and customer relations skills that are important in a variety of office support positions. Whether you hope to join a health care team or take on another administrative function, our career training programs will provide the foundation you need for starting a career in an administrative capacity

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Our mission

Bates Technical College's Business Administration programs will provide a quality student-centered learning environment that prepares students with skills to obtain gainful employment. Qualified and dedicated faculty support local industry needs through delivering high-quality instruction that also offers business professionals opportunities to enhance and update their skills.

Our objectives  

The objectives of the Business Administration programs are to:

  • Provide quality credit courses, certificates, and degrees to meet student interests and the assessed employment needs of the service area.
  • Provide quality instruction by placing emphasis on the teaching/learning process, professional faculty development, and selection/retention of outstanding faculty.
  • Provide quality instruction that prepares students to succeed in upper-level courses, should they continue their education at four-year colleges.

The programs in Business Administration are compatible and consistent with the college's mission. Of particular note are the Associate in Applied Science degrees that are supported by highly-qualified faculty and strong relationships with area employers through high placement rates of students in internship positions and graduates in related-field jobs.

Employers of Administrative Medical Assistant (AMA) Alumni

Employers of the Marketing and Business Alumni 

Multicare Nordstrom, Customer Care Supervisor
CHI Franciscan Earthbound Farms, Business Development Manager
State Farm Insurance (Medical Claims) Fidelity National Title, Marketing
DaVita Costco, Director of Business Development
TriWest Call Center TRES West Engineers, Inc., Marketing Coordinator
Madigan Hospital (Medical Records) State Farm, Claim Associate
PulseHeart Institute Zones, Account Executive
Kaiser Permanente
State of Washington
Physical Therapy offices (variety)
KidsChoice Dental
Affordable Dental


Curriculum Development and Assessment

The process for curriculum development and assessment is available through the Curriculum and Assessment Committees webpage.