Bates Technical College helps students realize their potential for growth and success through innovative instruction in a nurturing, diverse environment. Students achieve their career and personal goals, strengthening the region's social and economic vibrancy. Strong local and global partnerships with business, industry, labor and the public make the College a respected contributor to community vitality. Bates offers 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 achievement.
Bates Technical College serves 2,042 students (82% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Bates Technical College is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County