Information Sessions

Come to an Information Session to learn how to get started at Bates Technical College!

Information Sessions cover specifics about your career program, enrollment deadline dates, costs, financial aid, program requirements, resources for students and more.

Choose your area of interest and sign up to attend the appropriate career education information session below. If you can't attend a session but want to learn more,  email us, or call 253.680.7002.

Downtown CampusInformation Session

Central/Mohler CampusInformation Session

South CampusInformation Session

1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma

2nd and 4th Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Business Administration

  • Accounting (an online program)
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Administrative Office Assistant
  • Marketing and Business Management
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technician
  • Sheet Metal Technology

Education and Training

  • Early Childhood Education


  • CNC Machinist
  • Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician
  • Machinist

Wholesale and Retail Services

  • Barber
  • Culinary Arts

1st and 3rd Thursday at 2 p.m.
*April 20 and May 4 sessions will be held at 1 p.m. instead of 2 p.m.

Sign in at the Advising office.

Information Session
  • Biomedical Service Technician: Clinical Engineering
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Denturist
  • Hearing Instrument Technology
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Practical Nurse

Information Technology

  • Electronic Equipment Service Technician

2320 S. 19th St., Tacoma

1st and 3rd Monday at 1 p.m. (through 5/15)
1st Wednesday at 6 p.m. (beginning 6/7)
3rd Wednesday at 1 p.m. (beginning 6/21)

Audio/Visual Technology and Communication
  • Broadcasting/Video Production
  • Digital Media
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering
Information Technology
  • Computer Networking Systems Technician
  • Database Technology
  • Electronic and Communications Systems Technology
  • Electronics Technician
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Software Development
  • Web Design and Development

2201 S. 78th St., Bldg. A, Tacoma

1st and 3rd Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Transportation and Distribution

  • Auto Body Rebuilding & Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Parts/Inventory/Warehousing
  • Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Power Sports & Equipment Technology
  • Architectural Woodworking/ Cabinet Making Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical Construction
  • Facilities Maintenance Engineer
  • Welding
Public Safety
  •  Fire Service

1st and 3rd Thursday at 1 p.m.


Transportation and Distribution
Information Session

  • Commercial Truck Driving - Entry Level

Schedule a tour

To schedule a tour for your high school or group, contact our Outreach & Recruitment department at 253.680.7302.

If you are unable to visit campus, we would be happy to come to your school and give you an overview of our programs and the admission process.

In addition to tours, we also offer our VIP Pass Program, which gives prospective students the opportunity to shadow a student in the program of your choice.