Bates Technical College showcases programs, campus at Open House

Thursday, March 13

The event features career programs through tours, information fair and activities

TACOMA, Wash. - Are you curious about Bates Technical College's programs? You're invited to the college's annual Open House on Thursday, April 17, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at South Campus, 2201 S. 78th St., in Tacoma.  

The Open House features an information fair with representatives from student services, financial aid, Technical High School and Running Start, the testing center, and ESL and Adult Basic Education faculty.  

During the event, attendees can participate in interactive activities with several career education programs, like Fire Service, Mechanical Engineering, and Biotechnology Lab Technician. Those who wish to transfer into four-year institutions will also have an opportunity to speak with representatives from The Evergreen State College, Western Governor's University, City University, and more.  

The college's Culinary Arts program will sell hot dogs, chips and pop at a reasonable price during lunch time.   For more information about this free event and to register, call 253.680.7302 or visit   

About Bates Technical College Founded in 1940, 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 annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to, or call 253.680.7000.     # # #