Career Advising

Career Advisors are here to help you. If you’re a student or prospective student who needs support in planning your educational pathway, your career advisor is a great resource. Career Advisors are also available to refer students to community resources for crisis intervention and problem resolution.

Career Advisors can assist you with:

  • You can check out your Accuplacer results and assisting you with appropriate placement in general education courses
  • Informing you of college resources and support services
  • Understanding degree or certificate requirements
  • Program costs
  • Understanding college policies, procedures
  • Educational planning

Call 253.680.7002 (Downtown/Central) or 253.680.7403 (South) to schedule your appointment.

If you are a new student seeking guidance on enrolling at Bates, visit our Get Started webpage or contact Enrollment Services at 253.680.7002.

Jason Carroll

Business, Finance and Personal Services

  • Barber

Advanced Manufacturing

  • CNC Machinist
  • Machinist

Health Sciences

  • Biomedical Service Technician
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Denturist
  • Electronic Equipment Service Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Practical Nurse
  • Simulation Operations Technician
 Jim Field

Architecture & Construction

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

Education & Human Services

  • Early Childhood Education


Dan Eberle

Architecture and Construction

Business, Finance and Personal Services

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Office Assistant
  • Marketing and Business Management

Culinary Arts

  • Culinary Arts

Health Sciences

  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Hearing Aid Specialist
Bob Traufler

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Industrial Electronics & Robotics Technician

Audio/Visual Technology and Applied Arts

  • Broadcasting/Video Production
  • Digital Media


  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering

Information Technology 

  • Computer Networking Systems Technician
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronic and Communications Systems Technology
  • Information Technology SpecialistSoftware Development
Lee Williams

Public Safety

  • Fire Service

Transportation Technology

  • Auto Body Rebuilding and Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Commercial Truck Driving
  • Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Power Sports and Equipment Technology