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Study at Bates Technical College

Bates Technical College is the largest technical college in Tacoma, Washington. It offers two-year associate of technology degrees, certificates and industry certifications in diverse Course Topics. Bates also operates three other locations in Tacoma. Students at Bates can earn Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Technology degrees, Certificates of Competency or a Certificate of Training. The college enrolls more than 10, 000 students each year in their degree, certification and extended learning programs. Bates's Student Enrolment has a high number of international students. Bates is in a medium-sized city, in Tacoma, WA. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Bates earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. There is a relatively broad range of courses and programs available at Bates. The most common major fields study at the school include transportation, security and law enforcement, and construction trades.

Bates Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Bates offers open admission.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Bates, in 2007, had 5, 463 students (3, 216 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older. The school reports its educational mission is:

"To inspire, challenge and educate"Bates Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors

Transportation201truck and bus driver, construction equipment operation
Nursing and Emergency Medicine123licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology99phlebotomy, dental assistant, dental lab tech, dental services
Construction Trades90construction trades, electrician, carpentry, property management
Mechanics and Repair81mechanic and repair, diesel mechanics, small engine mechanics, autobody repair, communications install and repair, industrial electronics tech, electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement80fire-fighting, fire protection
Engineering Technician38computer systems tech, civil engineering tech, architectural engineering tech, electrical/electronic tech, mechanical engineering tech, occupational safety tech, architectural drafting, surveying tech
Business and Management23accounting technology, vehicle parts marketing, merchandising and sales, sales, banking, retail
Media22radio and TV tech, recording arts tech
Production Trades20cabinetmaking, sheet metal tech, machinist, welding
Beauty and Cosmetology15barber, cosmetology
Medical administration13medical secretary, medical transcription
Computer Science and Engineering12web design, computer networking, computer programming
Cooking and Culinary Arts11chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant
Therapy and Counselling8communication disorders services
office and Administration8administrative assistant
Law7legal secretary, court reporting
Science and Laboratory Technician7biology tech
Family and Social Work7child care provider
Design3fashion design
Education and Teaching1technical teaching

Bates Technical College

1101 S Yakima Ave

Tacoma, WA 98405

General Phone: (253) 680-7000

http://www.bates. ctc.edu/

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