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.

Spring 2014 Classes (registration now open), Summer 2014 Class (registration begins May 21)

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-Certification, 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-TBD, Sat, 5/10-8/9, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 6 cr., $475

Boiler Fireman Class III and IV-Certification, 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, 5/10-8/9, 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. 

Spring Schedule (registration open)
4224, BSC-E103, 5/10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1 cr., $95 

Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
4225, BSC-E103, 7/12, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1 cr., $95 
4224, BSC-E103, 8/9, 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. 

Spring Schedule (registration open)
4226, BSC-E103, 3/8, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1 cr., $95 
4227, BSC-E103, 5/10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1 cr., $95 

Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
4226, BSC-E103, 7/12, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1 cr., $95 
4227, BSC-E103, 8/9, 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, 3/15-5/17, 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, 4/19-5/10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 20 hrs., $200

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Air Conditioning/Refrigeration EPA Exam (CFC Exam), HVAC 121
This exam meets the requirements set forth by the EPA (Section 608 of the Clean Air Act). The preparatory manual contains information necessary for a technician to achieve a passing score on Type I, II, III or universal certifications. Students must register and receive a preparatory manual 10 business days prior to the exam date.  Please call for information on dates.

Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
4135, BDC-E103, M, 6/9, 6-9 p.m., $95, last day to register 5/30
4136, BDC-E103, M, 7/21, 6-9 p.m., $95, last day to register 7/3

Welding  

Welding, Basic, WELD 055
For beginning or experienced welders, learn oxyacetylene and arc. This course covers flat and vertical beads on plate, cutting and burning. Arc covers 6010 and 7018 electrodes in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.  To view supplies click here.

Spring Schedule
7556, BSC-B311, M, W, 3/17-4/23, 6-9 p.m., 30 hrs., $230 Class is full
7557, BSC-B311, M, W, 4/28-6/2, 6-9
p.m., 30 hrs., $230 Class is full

Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
7556, BSC-B311, M, W, 6/4-7/7, 6-9 p.m., 30 hrs., $230

Welding, Advanced, WELD 056
Learn the processes using inert gas-GMAW in dual shield and short arc, MIG and Tungsten inert gas welding. Limited space is available.  To view supplies click here.

Spring Schedule
7561, BSC-B311, M, W, 3/17-4/23, 6-9
p.m.
, 30 hrs., $426 Class is full
7562, BSC-B311, M, W, 4/28-6/2, 6-9
p.m., 30 hrs., $426 Class is full

Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
7561, BSC-B311, M, W, 6/4-7/7, 6-9
p.m., 30 hrs., $426 Class is full

Electrical Renewal

Electrical Trainee
Electrical Basic Training 1,  CEEC 104

Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
4170, BSC-B502, T, Th, 6/10-6/17, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 12 hrs., $156

Electrical Basic Training 2,  CEEC 105
Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
4171, BSC-B502, T, Th, 6/19-6/26, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 12 hrs., $156

RCW/WAC and Theory,  CEEC 106
Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
4176, BSC-B502, T, Th, 4/15-4/22, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 12 hrs., $156

NEC Inter Art 90 & CH 1-4,  CEEC 107
Spring Schedule (registration open)
4177, BSC-B502, T, Th, 4/24-5/1, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 12 hrs., $156

Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
4177, BSC-B502, T, Th, 7/22-7/29, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 12 hrs., $156

Journeymen Electrician
2011 NEC Update, CEEC 101  
Spring Schedule (registration open)
4173, BSC-B502, T, Th, 5/13-5/15, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 8 hrs., $104

Understanding RCW/WAC, CEEC 102 
Spring Schedule (registration open)
4174, BSC-B502, Th, 5/8, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 4 hrs., $52

Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
4174, BSC-B502, Th, 6/5, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 4 hrs., $52

Industry Related Code, CEEC 103
Spring Schedule (registration open)
4175, BSC-B502, T, Th, 5/20-5/27, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 12 hrs., $156

Summer Schedule (registration begins May 21)
4175, BSC-B502, T, Th, 8/5-8/12, 5:30-9:30
 p.m., 12 hrs., $156