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Bates Tech is a public college located in Tacoma, Washington in the Seattle Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,033 undergraduate students. The Bates Tech acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Diesel Mechanics, Early Childhood Education, and Phlebotomy Technician. Graduating 53% of students, Bates Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
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Most Popular Majors
Diesel Mechanics196 Graduates
Early Childhood Education151 Graduates
Phlebotomy Technician142 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)53 Graduates
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technician52 Graduates
Construction and Heavy Equipment Operation47 Graduates
Truck, Bus, and Commercial Vehicle Operation34 Graduates
Dental Assisting33 Graduates
Machine and Metal Working33 Graduates
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Bates Technical College Reviews
I am high functioning Autistic. When enrolling into Bates Technical College, I started with Support Services, they introduced me to a wonderful team of people who made me feel welcome and walked me through every step of the way. I have been at Bates for a quarter now and continue to have the same experiences. My instructor has been encouraging and supportive. He has also helped my mom with recommendations where to buy tools that won't hit her hard financially. The only thing I would change would to have a cafeteria or vending machines with sandwiches, fruit and other types of food.
Bates Technical College is amazing!!! I am currently enrolled in the Power Sports Technology program, and the instructor, as well as the material are amazing. I had previously graduated from the Automotive Technology program in 1991, and though I joined the Army, 3 years later, as a Medic, the knowledge gained from the program has remained with me for a lifetime. The environment is welcoming, and the faculty and staff understand the concept of customer service. The instructor treats the students with respect, and takes the time to thoroughly explain the material. I would recommend this program to anyone.
I'm extremely happy with the program I have enrolled into here at Bates. My instructor is very helpful, respectful, and committed to their students. Getting through each quarter is challenging but in no way stressful.