Career Advising

Career Advisors are here to help you. If you’re an existing 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 Admissions 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 and Pre-nursing (CNA, NAC)
 Jim Field

Architecture & Construction

  • Architectural Woodworking/Cabinet Making Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical Construction
  • Facilities Maintenance Engineer
  • Welding

Transportation Technology

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


Dan Eberle

Architecture and Construction

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician

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

Architecture & Construction

·    Sheet Metal

Advanced Manufacturing

Industrial Electronics & Robotics Technician

Audio/Visual Technology and Applied Arts

  • Broadcasting/Video Production
  • Digital Media

Education & Human Services

·    Early Childhood Education


  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering

Information Technology 

  • Computer Networking Systems Technician
  • Electronic and Communications Systems Technology
  • Electronics Technician
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Software Development

Public Safety

·      Fire Service