Bates Technical College, Downtown

Tacoma, WA

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Most Popular Majors

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Major Certificate Program Associates
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Marketing/Marketing Management
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Certificate Program Associates

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Certificate Program Associates
Culinary Arts/Chef Training


Major Certificate Program Associates
Other Electrical Technician

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Hearing Aid Instrument Specialist
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Other Dental Services and Allied Professions

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Legal Administrative Assistant

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Fire Systems Technology and Fire Prevention
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Associates
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Cabinet Maker, Millwright and Millwork
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Industrial Electronics Technician
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection
Other Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Biotechnology Lab Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Survey Technology/ Surveying


Major Certificate Program Associates
Computer Programming/Programmer
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Flagging and Traffic Control
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

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Bates Technical College, Downtown Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Retention Rate 69%
Carnegie Class Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held quarterly.

Specialty Study Options

  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Technology
  • Vocational Arts

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 89
  • African American: 3
  • Unknown and Other: 3
  • Latino: 2
  • Asian: 2
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 89
African American 3
Unknown and Other 3
Latino 2
Asian 2
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Bates Technical College, Downtown

Total Faculty 256
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 29
Full-Time Professors 256
Male Faculty 147
Part-Time Professors 171
Women Faculty 109

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