Maps & Directions

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.

Take a virtual tour of our college’s three campuses.

The college’s business hours are Monday -Friday, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., unless otherwise specified.

Downtown Campus Address

1101 S. Yakima Ave. | Tacoma, WA 98405 | 253.680.7000


Maps

Downtown Parking Map (pdf)

Driving Directions

Traveling North or South on I-5:

  • Take exit 133 toward I-705 N/​WA-7 S/​City Center.
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs to city center and merge on to I-705.
  • Stay on I-705 to A Street exit.
  • Go three blocks north.
  • Turn left onto S. 11th Street and travel to Yakima Avenue.
  • Bates will be on your left side: 1101 S. Yakima Ave.

Central/Mohler Campus Address

2320 S. 19th St. | Tacoma, WA 98405 | 253.680.7603


Maps

Central/Mohler Campus Parking Map(pdf)

Driving Directions

Traveling North or South on I-5:

  • Take the WA-16 exit, towards Gig Harbor.
  • Take the Union Avenue exit and turn right on to Union Avenue
  • Turn right on to South 19th Street.
  • Turn right into the college: 2320 S. 19th St.

South Campus Address

2201 S. 78th St. | Tacoma, WA 98409 | 253.680.7400


Maps

South Campus Parking Map(pdf)

South Campus Program Locations Map(pdf)

Directions to South Campus

Traveling North on I-5:

  • Take exit 128
  • Turn left onto S. Hosmer
  • Turn left onto S. 84th Street
  • Turn right onto Tacoma Mall Boulevard
  • Turn left onto S. 78th Street
  • Turn right into the college: 2201 S. 78th Street

Traveling South on I-5:

  • Take exit 129 onto Tacoma Mall Boulevard
  • Turn left and go to 78th Street
  • Turn right into the college: 2201 S. 78th St