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Bates Technical College

1101 S Yakima Ave Att: Yifan Sun
Tacoma, Washington
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Main Phone Number: 253-680-7184
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Bates Technical College

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Bates  Technical College was founded in 1940 and is located in Tacoma,  Washington – a city population of 200,000 (third largest city in the  state) – just 30 minutes from both Seattle and the capital city,  Olympia. With programs on 3 separate campuses, including one that houses  the college\’s television station, the college serves over 9,000  students annually.

Bates offers high school completion, two-year  associate of technology degrees, certificates of competency,  certificates of training, industry certifications and, in specific  programs, prepares students for the achievement of state licensure.   Career Training programs are designed to meet the needs of an evolving,  global workforce. The college maintains articulation degrees with  several four-year universities, making some of the college\'s two-year  degrees transferable, specifically in the areas of Business, Law,  Education, Computer Science and Biotechnology. In 2012, state ranked Bates as the number two 2-year college and number  one technical college in Washington State.

Bates is located in  Tacoma, WA, just 30 minutes from both Seattle and the capital city,  Olympia. Downtown Tacoma is home to unique history and art museums and  as well as a thriving theatre district. Nestled between the beautiful  waters of the Puget Sound and the majestic Mt. Rainier, the city offers  residents both the excitement of city life and unparalleled natural  beauty.

Spotlight Programs Include:

  • Fire ProtectionEngineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biotechnology Lab Technician
  • Practical Nursing
  • Marketing & Business Management
  • Software Development
  • Digital Media
  • CNC Machining

Other major areas of study include:

  • Audio/Visual Technology & Communication
  • Business Administration
  • Construction
  • Education & Training
  • Engineering
  • Health/Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation & Distribution
  • Wholesale & Retail Services
  • Tuition and Fees

    • Effective Term: Fall 2015
    • Tuition: 4,300
    • Room and Board: 1,650
    • Estimated Additional Expenses: 500
  • Statistics

    • Total Undergraduates: 5,458
    • First Years: 3,281
  • Application Requirements

    • Fall Application Deadline: 2015-07-01
    • Spring Application Deadline: 2015-12-01
    • Application Fee: 50
    • Application Website:
    • Tests Required for International Students: TOEFL Score of 61 (iBT) /173 (CBT) /500 (PBT) IELTS Score of 5.5 ELS Language Centers - Completion of Level 109
    • Other Tests Accepted: IELTS, STEP EIKEN, ELS Level 109
  • College Information

  • Attributes

    • Setting: Urban
    • City Size: Medium
    • Type of School: Community College
    • Public/Private: Public
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Calendar: Quarter
    • Services for International Students: English as a Second Language Program, Intensive English, International Student Advisor, Special International Student Orientation Program
    • Programs Offered: Associate's Degree
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