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Choose Bates Technical College The Bates Advantage Our mission is to inspire, challenge and educate. Whether you’re still in high school, or beginning college, Bates Technical College offers a wide range of educational opportunities.

• Program variety, including ESL. We offer nearly 50 career

education degree or certificate programs as well as high school completion offerings. If you need to polish your English skills, you can enroll in the ELS Language Center located at our Downtown Campus.

• No English proficiency required. Students who are proficient

in English may enroll directly into Bates, but for those who are not, you can enroll in ELS Language Centers, receive a conditional letter of acceptance from Bates and smoothly transfer to the program of your choice.

• Small class sizes and hands-on learning. You’ll learn from caring instructors in classrooms that mimic the workplace to prepare for a global job market.

• We value international students. The college has a dedicated

International Student Advisor who can assist you with choosing the right program, plan your arrival in the States and more.

• Affordability. Our tuition and fees are low,

and students enjoy affordable living expenses. “I chose Bates because it was more affordable than other colleges. I am able to earn an associate degree in a short period of time, and get a hands-on learning experience.”

Where is Bates Technical College? Tacoma, Washington is situated 50 kilometers south of Seattle, along the shores of Commencement Bay, at the foot of Mount Rainier. It is home to many cultural attractions, restaurants and parks. Seattle, a major international city, houses many businesses including Microsoft, Expedia, Nintendo, Amazon and Starbucks.

- Jesus Ncogo Biye, Republic of Equatorial Guinea

The Pacific Northwest, found near the beautiful Pacific Ocean and majestic mountain ranges, is known for its moderate climate and close proximity to outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, whale watching and kayaking.

Hands - On - Learning

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Our classrooms mimic the workplace

Bates by the Numbers • Three unique campuses • Bates offers 49 associate degrees, 65 professional

certificates, 11 associate of applied science-transferable in 49 programs of study.

• Average number of students in career training programs: 1,400

• Gender: 52% female, 48% male

Four great options to meet your goals •

Intensive English study through ELS Language Centers – Students who do not have English proficiency may apply to ELS Language Centers, conveniently located on our Downtown Campus. Upon completing ELS Level 109, students transfer to Bates to continue in their career training program of choice.

High-school completion – Get a Washington State high school diploma and earn college credit at the same time.

Professional/technical degree or certificate – Study a program and earn a certificate in just six to nine months. Or continue in the program to earn your Associate of Applied Science degree. Students usually like this option so that you can study for a short time, and then enter the job market in your country.

Four-year university transfer options – Earn an AAS -T (Associate of Applied Science - Transfer degree) at Bates, and then transfer to a four-year university. Earning your AAS -T can save you money.

y d u t S f o Areas Audio/Visual Technology and Communications • Broadcasting/Video Production • Digital Media Business Administration • Administrative Medical Assistant • Administrative Office Assistant • Marketing and Business Management Construction • Architectural Woodworking/Cabinet Making Technology • Carpentry • Electrical Construction • Facilities Maintenance Engineer • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician • Sheet Metal Technology • Welding

Education/Training • Early Childhood Education Engineering • Civil Engineering • Electrical Engineering Technician • Electronics Engineering Technician • Fire Protection Engineering Technology • Mechanical Engineering Health/Sciences • Biomedical Service Technician: Clinical Engineering • Dental Assisting • Dental Lab Technician • Denturist • Hearing Instrument Technology • Occupational Therapy Assistant • Practical Nurse

Programs of


49 career education programs

Information Technology • Computer Networking Systems Technician • Database Technology • Electronic and Communications System Technology • Electronic Equipment Service Technician • Electronics Technician • Information Technology Specialist • Software Development • Web Development Manufacturing • CNC Machinist • Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician • Machinist

Public Safety • Fire Service Transportation and Distribution • Auto Body Rebuilding and Refinishing • Automotive Mechanic • Automotive Parts/Inventory/Warehousing • Commercial Truck Driving: Entry Level • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic • Power Sports and Equipment Technology Wholesale and Retail Services • Barber • Culinary Arts


Life and Housing

You’ll find it all here… Bates is unique. You’ll gain hands-on experience in small classes with a cohort of students studying the same program. Our instructors are industry experts with years of experience to guide you through your program. Because of this environment, you’ll have the opportunity to make close connections with classmates and your instructor. Bates is here to help you. Whether you need academic help, or a friendly environment to relax, we offer a support system for you. Academic Support • A Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter on campus • Library • Tutoring Center

Housing Options • Homestay – Live with an American family • Apartment – Live on your own or with other students. There are many options within close proximity to all three of Bates’ campuses.

Student Life and Opportunities • Associated Student Government • Diversity Center • Student Clubs • American Conversation Partners

Getting started at Bates is easy… Admission Requirements • Proof of English Proficiency or enroll in ELS-Tacoma (on campus) and receive a conditional acceptance letter from Bates. Start your career training program once you reach ELS Level 109. • No GPA requirement. All students are assessed for placement in general education classes upon arrival. Estimated Annual Expenses* Academic Expenses - Tuition and Fees $18,500* - Books and Supplies $2,000

“Bates has helped me to learn English, and I love the dental lab program and my new friends.” -Sunju Jeon, Korea

Living Expenses - Food and Housing $6,900** - Medical Insurance $900 TOTAL ANNUAL EXPENSES: $28,300

*Costs are approximate for one academic year which is equal to four quarters. Students typically complete a degree in six to eight quarters. **Figure is based on American Homestay option. Expenses vary by individual and need to take into consideration miscellaneous costs.

How to Apply Applying to college when you’re overseas can be overwhelming. We’re here to help. Find our user-friendly application on the website, and follow these easy enrollment steps. 1. Submit the International Student Application with the non-refundable $50 USD application fee ($100 for Practical Nurse). 2. Copy of passport photo page. 3. Include a passport-size color photo identification with the application. 4. Submit proof of English proficiency. 5. Submit a bank statement and the Financial Resources Information Form. 6. Complete the International Student Health Insurance Form. 7. If you are currently in active status at another U.S. school, submit the Transfer Release Form. 8. If you will be bringing a spouse or children with you, submit the Dependent Information Form. After we have reviewed your completed application, we will send you an I-20 form. Your next step is to apply for a U.S. Visa. We have prepared an application and preparation guide, which you can find on our website.

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Applying to college can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you.

Contact Us Bates Technical College International Programs 1101 S. Yakima Avenue Tacoma, WA 98405 USA Yifan Sun International Program and Services Manager Email: Fax: 253.680.7191 Phone: 253.680.7184 Connect with us online

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Bates Technical College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Inquiries regarding Bates’ non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX, and ADA, should be directed to: For student matters, contact the Executive Dean of Institutional Effective and Student Success, at 253.680.7105 or For employee matters, contact the Director of Human Resources, at 253.680.7180 or gkaufman@ If you need assistance due to sensory impairment or disability, contact the Disability Support Services Coordinator at 253.680.7010.

International Programs  

Welcome to Bates Technical College International Programs. Bates Technical College is dedicated to promoting international education and tra...

International Programs  

Welcome to Bates Technical College International Programs. Bates Technical College is dedicated to promoting international education and tra...