Areas of Study

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.

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Explore Our Campuses

Bates Technical College is located in Tacoma, Washington, approximately 35 miles south of Seattle and 30 miles north of the state’s capital city, Olympia. The college operates on three campuses, with over 600,000 square feet of classrooms, shops, meeting rooms, and offices.Learn More

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*Data from 2016-2017 academic year.