Partnerships

Bates values our many partnerships with individuals, companies, other schools and you! There are many opportunities to get involved with technical education. Below are just a few of our many valued partnerships. Contact us to find out how you can get involved.

Advisory Committees

Some 500 individuals serve on more than 40 program advisory committees. These committee members represent partnerships with business, labor and industry; provide curriculum recommendations to the college; and often offer program equipment, scholarships and job opportunities for students.

The General Advisory Council advises college administration on career education programs as well as other instruction and services.

Industry Partnerships

In many career education programs, full-circle partnerships exist between Bates and industry. As new technologies and equipment are developed, they may be tested at Bates or provided to Bates for industry and student training. In some partnerships, industry provides specialized training according to specific hiring requirements. Students who meet those qualifications may apply for job openings as they occur and are often considered for internships (work-based learning opportunities).

Articulation Agreements with Colleges and Universities

Bates currently has agreements with several public and private colleges and universities to facilitate the transfer of credits and entry to educational options after earning a Bates credential:

  • City University (multiple programs)
  • The Evergreen State College (multiple AAS-T degrees)
  • Mayville State University, North Dakota (distance learning option for Early Childhood Education/Child Care)
  • Montana State University-Northern (Diesel Technology)
  • University of Phoenix (multiple)
  • University of Washington Tacoma (Computer Sciences)

Beyond the formalized articulation agreements, colleges have reciprocal transfer agreements and understandings relating to the transfer of courses. General education courses meeting guidelines of the Intercollege Relations Commission are identified as ‘generally transferable' in course descriptions. To determine if Bates credits are transferable to a specific college or university, contact the registrar at the receiving institution.

Articulation Agreements with K-12

Bates works with K-12 school districts and other colleges and universities to provide additional educational options for students. K-12 articulation agreements are managed through the Pierce
County Careers Connection. These agreements provide students the opportunity to earn credit in the college's career education programs for Career and Technical Education programs at their high school. Students should inquire at their district high school about which Bates options are available.