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Registration for continuing education classes is done by mail or over the phone using a MasterCard or Visa by calling 253.680.7402. Online registration will be complete after payment is made over the phone with a MasterCard or Visa.

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 cancelled, 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.

Winter 2019 Classes (Registration Open), Spring 2019 Classes (Registration Starts January 25)

Air Brakes, DIESL 055
Learn the basics of operating and maintaining air brakes through hands-on training and instruction on service brake, park brake, emergency brake systems and more. Receive a certification to inspect and adjust S-Cam brakes upon completion.

Winter Schedule
7540, BSC-D223, Sat, 1/12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 8 hrs., $100

Spring Schedule
7540, BSC-D223, Sat, 4/13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 8 hrs., $100

Flagger Training-Certification

Flagger Training Course, FLAG 101
This course provides information and procedures to enhance the safety of both workers and drivers during typical construction projects. Students will receive a card upon successful completion certifying the ability to perform as a flagger. Prerequisite: Must be 18 or older. Tuition is $65, 1 cr. 

Winter Schedule
4033, BSC-E101A, Fri, 1/11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
4035, BSC-E101A, Fri, 2/8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
4030, BSC-E101A, Sat, 3/9, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Spring Schedule
4033, BSC-E101A, Fri, 4/12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
4030, BSC-E101A, Sat, 5/18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
4032, BSC-E101A, Sat, 6/1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Forklift Operation-Certification

Forklift Operation, FRKLF 101
Become a state-certified forklift driver. Course covers regulations and driving test, including pre-trip test. Prerequisite: Must be 18 or older. Tuition is $225, 1 cr.

Winter Schedule
4201, BSC-E111, Sat, 1/5 & 1/12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
4202, BSC-E111, T, W, 1/29-1/30, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
4203, BSC-E111, Sat, 2/2 & 2/9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
4204, BSC-E111, T, W, 2/26-2/27, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
4206, BSC-E111, Sat, 3/2 & 3/9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spring Schedule
4201, BSC-E111, Sat, 4/6 & 4/13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
4202, BSC-E111, T, W, 4/23-4/24, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
4203, BSC-E111, Sat, 5/4 & 5/11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

4204, BSC-E111, Sat, 5/28-5/29, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
4205, BSC-E111, Sat, 6/1 & 6/8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Forklift Operator Refresher & Re-Certification, FRKLF 111
Learn the required areas of machine design, state and federal regulations, inspection procedures, safe operation and fuels used for forklifts. Students learn through lecture, hands-on demonstrations and operation. This class is appropriate for those who wish to stay current with forklift operator certification in accordance with OSHA standards. Prerequisite: must show proof of current forklift certification from Bates.

4219, BSC-E101A, Arranged, 5 hrs, $125


Item #, Location, Room, Day, Date, Time, Hours/Credits, tuition

  • OL- Online
  • BCC- Central/Mohler Campus
  • BDC- Downtown Campus
  • BSC- South Campus