Construction and Trades

Construction Trades

Registration for continuing education classes is done by mail, online or over the phone using a MasterCard or Visa by calling 253.680.7402.

Continuing Education classes are self-supported; therefore, Bates will cancel a class if there are too few participants enrolled to cover the cost of the class. If your withdrawal notification is given at least one business day prior to the first day of class, or the class is canceled, you will receive a 100 percent refund. Bates reserves the right to cancel, reschedule class times and/or dates, or change instructors. We will notify you only if class is canceled.

Fall 2014 Classes (registration begins August 4)

Boiler/Operating Engineers

Boiler Operator Certification Testing
Class I Chief Operating Engineer, Class II & III Operating Engineer and Class IV and V Boiler Fireman
This certification is required to operate boilers in the City of Tacoma. Bates administers testing monthly at South Campus, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma. For more information regarding Boiler Certification Packet Materials call 253.680.7402.

Operating Engineers Class I and II, STENG 232
Learn the knowledge and skills necessary for supervisory boiler plant operating engineer positions. Upon successful completion of class and required years of experience, students are eligible to take the Class I or II Operating Engineer Certification Exam, which is required to operate in the City of Tacoma, ordinance No. 26951. Text is approximately $200, not included. 

Required Textbook:
Steam Plant Operation, 9th Ed., (ISBN: 0071667962)

4231, BSC-E111, Sat, 9/27-12/20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 6 cr., $475

Boiler Fireman Class III and IV, STENG 222
Construct and operate low- and high-pressure steam and hot water boilers, learn safety procedures, and more. Prepare for Boiler Fireman III and IV certification exams, which are required to operate in the City of Tacoma, ordinance No. 26951. Text is approximately $220, not included.

Required Textbooks:
Low Pressure Boilers, 4th Ed. (ISBN: 9780826943651)
Low Pressure Boilers Study Guide, 4th Ed. (ISBN: 9780826943668)
High Pressure Boilers, 5th Ed. (ISBN: 9780826943156)

4230, BSC-B107, Sat, 9/27-12/20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 6 cr., $475 

Operating Engineer Class I and II, Refresher, STENG 197
This is a refresher course for license renewal. 

Will next be offered in winter quarter
4224, BSC-E103, Sat, Arranged, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1 cr., $95 

Boiler Fireman Class III and IV, Refresher, STENG 198
This is a refresher course for license renewal. 

Will next be offered in winter quarter
4227, BSC-E103, Sat, Arranged, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1 cr., $95 

Building Maintenance

Basic Electricity, BUIMT 086 
Students will learn the fundamentals theories, principles and terminology needed to develop an understanding of electricity. 
7619, BSC-B201, Sat, 10/4-11/22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 40 hrs., $250

Environmental Energy, ENVR 092 
Learn about environmental energy, including quality and filtration, dust control cleaning for a healthy building environment, electrical energy use and conservation, heating conservation and water consumption.  
7543, BSC-E208, Sat, 10/18-11/8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 20 hrs., $200

Sustainable Custodial Housekeeping, BUIMT 091
This course gives an overview of housekeeping and custodial functions according to industry standards. This course is suggested for current and future custodians, engineers and maintenance supervisors.  
Fall Schedule (Registration Begins Aug. 4)
7622, BSC-E208, Sat, 9/27-12/6, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 70 hrs., $475

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

HVAC, Basic I, HVAC 093 
This course covers the fundamentals of refrigeration and operation as well as the necessary skills to conduct basic troubleshooting for mechanical and electrical problems. 
Fall Schedule (Registration Begins Aug. 4)
7624, BSC-B115, Sat, 10/4-12/1, 8:30 a.m.-3
 p.m., 60 hrs., $400

Electrical Renewal

Electrical Trainee
Electrical Basic Training 1,  CEEC 104

4170, BSC-B502, T, Th, 9/23-9/30, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 12 hrs., $156

Electrical Basic Training 2,  CEEC 105
4171, BSC-B502, T, Th, 10/2-10/9, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 12 hrs., $156

RCW/WAC and Theory,  CEEC 106
4176, BSC-B502, T, Th, 10/21-10/28, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 12 hrs., $156

NEC Inter Art 90 & CH 1-4,  CEEC 107
4177, BSC-B502, T, Th, 10/30-11/6, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 12 hrs., $156

Journeymen Electrician
Understanding RCW/WAC, CEEC 102 
4174, BSC-B502, Th, 11/18, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 4 hrs., $52

Industry Related Code, CEEC 103
4175, BSC-B502, T, Th, 11/20-12/2, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 12 hrs., $156