Programs at Bates

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What do you want to do? If you're rethinking your next move, think of Bates.

Bates offers associate in applied science degrees (AAS), certificates of competency and certificates of training in hundreds of career areas. Additionally, and often as part of a degree program, students prepare for the achievement of industry certifications and state licensure. Classes are offered on a quarterly basis, September through July.

But Bates offers more than just career training. We offer many opportunities for the life-long learner, from general education and basic studies options, to continuing education classes designed to teach you new skills. Explore our many program offerings below and then call us at 253.680.7000 to enroll.



Career Education

Continuing Education

Educator Training Center

General Education and Basic Studies

High School Study

Child Studies 

International Programs

Online Learning Center