Information Sessions

Do you want to learn more information about the enrollment process? Learn how to get started at Bates Technical College by coming to an information session! Information Sessions cover specifics about your career program, enrollment deadline dates, costs, financial aid, program requirements, support services, resources for students and more. Choose your area of interest and attend the appropriate career education information session below. If you can't attend a session, contact a career advisor directly, email us, or call 253.680.7002.

Downtown Campus
1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma

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

Audio/Visual Technology and Communication

  • Broadcasting/Video Production
  • Digital Media
Information Technology
  • Computer Networking Systems Technician
  • Database Technology
  • Electronic and Communications System Technology
  • Electronic Equipment Service Technology
  • Electronics Technician
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Software Development
  • Web Development
Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Administrative Office Assistant
  • Marketing & Business Management
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technician
  • Sheet Metal Technology

Wholesale and Retail Services

  • Barber
  • Culinary Arts

Education and Training

  • Early Childhood Education


  • CNC Machinist
  • Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician
  • Machinist


  • Civil Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Fire Protection Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

1st and 3rd Thursdays at 2 p.m.,stop by
Advising to sign in for this session

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

South Campus
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 Mechanic
  • Power Sports & Equipment Technology
  • Architectural Woodworking/& Cabinet Making Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical Construction
  • Facilities Maintenance Engineer
  • Welding

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

Public Safety

  •  Fire Service

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

Transportation and Distribution

  • Commercial Truck Driving - Entry Level


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.