Bates hosts Open House for prospective students

Tuesday, April 10

Event showcases career programs, hands-on activities and state-of-the art classrooms

TACOMA, Wash. - Bates Technical College will open its doors to the public for the annual Open House on Thursday, April 19, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the college's South Campus, 2201 S. 78th St., in Tacoma.

The Open House will showcase state-of-the-art classrooms and other campus improvements, including the new Student Services Center.

Prospective students can explore career options; take a tour and a career exploration test; talk with faculty and advisors; and learn about financial aid options, scholarships and grants, Running Start, Technical High School and our Business and Management Training Center.

During the event, attendees can participate in interactive, hands-on activities with Dental Assistant, Practical Nurse, CNC Machinist, Commercial Truck Driving-Entry Level, and Fire Service programs.

Enjoy hot dogs, chips and pop for just $1.50 while supplies last, and listen to live music during lunch.

For more information about the event, call 253.680.7302, visit, or watch this short video advertisement.

About Bates Technical College

Celebrating more than 70 years, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in 53 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to, or call 253.680.7000.

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