Commencement – Cap and Gowns

The online purchasing of cap and gowns for commencement is closed. Beginning May 13 until commencement [or while supplies last] – students may purchase the cap, gown and tassels for approximately $25 at the downtown Campus Store only.

Downtown hours:  Monday and Wednesday 8a-1p [closed 1-130p for lunch] 130-330p. Phone number 253-680-7130.

Diversity and Student Life

Open House and Information Fair

Bates Technical College Open House and Information Fair is Thursday May 7th, 2015 9:30am – 1:00pm at the Bates South Campus.  This year Bates is committed to offering Educational Transfer Opportunities and Support Service Resource information to our students.  There will be services such as Healthcare, Financial Counseling, Affordable Housing, Employment, College funding, and college recruiters.   Don’t miss it!

Scholarships for Summer Quarter

The Bates Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for summer quarter. The application deadline is Monday, May 4 at noon. We will award up to 34 scholarships totaling $29,275 for summer quarter. The foundation will host two brown bag luncheon scholarship workshops for students to learn about the online application process. Contact LeAnn Dreier at x7160 with questions.

Survey for Students

The WFAA Student Budgets Committee and the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) have developed a student survey. The survey is an important part of developing accurate student budgets for the benefit of financial aid offices in the state.  All students are asked to participate so a wide range of school locations and student demographics can be reached. The more surveys collected, the more accurate student budgets will be.  The survey deadline is May 15, 2015.

Scholarship Information

Modern Industrial Scholarship

Students can click in the link below to learn about Modern Industrial’s Aspiring Tradesperson scholarship. It is to help those in skilled trades fields – e.g. welding, auto mechanics, HVAC, plumbing, etc. Call Alisha at 888-517-2310 ext 2 if you have any questions about the scholarship. .

Jobs Update

Job Openings at Continuant

Positions available include:

  • Customer Service Rep or Inside Sales Rep
  • Systems Admin – IT with a systems/server focus (as opposed to networking)
  • Voice and Data Technician – IT or Networking 2 year degree or certificate is all that is required
  • Billing Coordinator

Go to, or contact Kari at for more information.

2014-2015 Spring Quarter Dates

May 4              Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript

May 29            Last day of spring quarter

2014-2015 Summer Quarter Dates

May 7              Start registration for continuing students

May 13            Start registration for waitlisted Veterans

May 14            Start registration for waitlisted students

May 21            Open registration

May 21            Summer tuition due

June 4              Summer classes start

June 8              Last day to add class without instructor permission

June 8              Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund

June 17            Last day to add class with instructor permission

June 17            Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript

June18             Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund

July 20             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript

August 13        Last day of summer quarter