Information Sessions

Come to an Information Session to learn how to get started at Bates Technical College!

Information Sessions cover specifics about your career program, enrollment dates, costs, financial aid, program requirements, resources for students and more.

Choose your area of interest and sign up to attend the appropriate career education information session below. If you can’t attend a session but want to learn more, call 253.680.7002.

Downtown Campus

2nd and 4th Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Business, Finance & Personal Services

  • Accounting (an online program)
  • Administrative Office Assistant
  • Associate of Business, Transfer
  • Barber
  • Marketing and Business Management

Advanced Manufacturing

  • CNC Machinist
  • Machinist

Culinary Arts

  • Culinary Arts


1st and 3rd Thursday at 2 p.m.

  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Biomedical Service Technician: Clinical Engineering
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Denturist
  • Electronic Equipment Service Technician
  • Hearing Aid Specialist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Practical Nurse
  • Simulations Operations Technician

Central/Mohler Campus

1st Wednesday at 6 p.m.
3rd Wednesday at 1 p.m. 

Media Arts & Technology

  • Broadcasting/Video Production
  • Digital Media


  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Information Technology

  • Computer Networking Systems Technician
  • Cybersecurity
  • Database Technology
  • Electronic and Communications Systems Technology
  • Electronic Equipment Service Technician
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Software Development

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician

South Campus

1st and 3rd Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Transportation Technology

  • Auto Body Rebuilding & Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Power Sports & Equipment Technology 

Architecture & Construction

  • Architectural Woodworking/ Cabinet Making Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical Construction
  • Facilities Maintenance Engineer
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technician
  • Sheet Metal Technology
  • Welding 

Education and Human Services

  • Early Childhood Education

Public Safety

  •  Fire Service

Transportation Technology

1st and 3rd Thursday at 1 p.m.

  • Commercial Truck Driving – Entry Level