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 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, 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


  • CNC Machinist
  • Machinist

Wholesale and Retail Services

  • Barber
  • Culinary Arts



Information Session

1st and 3rd Thursday at 2 p.m.

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


2320 S. 19th St., Tacoma

1st Wednesday at 6 p.m. 
3rd Wednesday at 1 p.m. 

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
  • Electronic Equipment Service Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Software Development


  • Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician

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
  • Sheet Metal Technology
  • Welding
Education and Training

  • Early Childhood Education
Public Safety
  •  Fire Service


Transportation and Distribution
Information Session

1st and 3rd Thursday at 1 p.m.
  • Commercial Truck Driving - Entry Level