Construction and Trades
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)
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.
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.
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.
4225, BSC-E103, 3/8, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1 cr., $95
4224, BSC-E103, 5/10, 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.
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
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-E111, 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.
4135, BDC-E103, M, 4/21, 6-9 p.m., $95, last day to register 4/4
Milling & Lathe Machining, Beginning, MCHN 091
This hands-on course provides entry-level skills with a choice of manual engine lathe or manual milling machine. Topics include blueprint reading, feeds and speeds, Hi-Tech equipment plus how to manipulate fractions and decimals to reach allowable tolerances and how to read machine-measuring instruments. Course meets minimum skill requirements for those applying for employment and some apprenticeship programs.
7632, BDC-E101, M, W, 3/10-5/21, 5-9 p.m., 80 hrs., $470
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.
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
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.
7561, BSC-B311, M, W, 3/17-4/23, 6-9 p.m., 30 hrs., $426
7562, BSC-B311, M, W, 4/28-6/2, 6-9 p.m., 30 hrs., $426
Electrical Basic Training 1, CEEC 104
4170, BSC-B502, T, Th, 3/11-3/18, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 12 hrs., $156
Electrical Basic Training 2, CEEC 105
4171, BSC-B502, T, Th, 3/20-3/27, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 12 hrs., $156
RCW/WAC and Theory, CEEC 106
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
4177, BSC-B502, T, Th, 3/20-3/27, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 12 hrs., $156
2011 NEC Update, CEEC 101
4173, BSC-B502, T, Th, 5/13-5/15, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 8 hrs., $104
Understanding RCW/WAC, CEEC 102
4174, BSC-B502, Th, 5/8, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 4 hrs., $52
Industry Related Code, CEEC 103
4175, BSC-B502, T, Th, 5/20-5/27, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 12 hrs., $156