The Week of June 12, 2017

This Week on Campus

PTK Meetings – Thursday

PTK will meet in the Library this Thursday at the Downtown Campus from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

ASG and Student Life


Erin Hayden, LMHC, is available to meet with students for personal counseling. She can help support you in dealing with things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, and substance abuse. She can also help you learn to cope with academic stress, or with difficult life events like a breakup, illness, or death of a loved one. There is no cost to you, and your conversations are confidential. Call 253-680-7006 or email to get connected.

Student Clubs

Start a student club! Visit our club website It is a great opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest.

Sustainability Club

Are you interested in organic gardening? The Sustainability Club meets every Wednesday in the Downtown Campus Cafeteria from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM. For more information, contact Gabriel Montgomery,

Robotics Club

Interested in Robotics?  Bates Bots meets every Thursday in room E 102 (Electronics, Downtown Campus). Come check us out! Read more about the club in The Insider.

Tutoring News

Tutoring Hours

Downtown Campus: Room A 224

Monday – Thursday 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM (Alumna Tutor – Sarah) and 1:30 PM — 3:30 PM with (Bill Collins)

Central Campus: Advising Area

Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 PM — 3:00 PM (Student Tutor – David)

South Campus: Library

Monday – Thursday 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM (Student Tutor – Cathy)

Phi Theta Kappa News

Have a 3.5+ GPA?

If you have earned 12 college level credits, with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or above, you may be eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society on campus.  Keep your eyes on your email for an invitation!

PTK Meetings – We’ve Moved

Phi Theta Kappa meets every Thursday in Downtown Campus Library from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.  See you there.

Financial News

Tuition Payment Plan Option

Bates Technical College is pleased to start offering tuition payment plan option for students to cover their institutional charges if they are not receiving financial aid or if the aid does not cover the entire bill.  This additional option allows for more manageable monthly payments and unlike traditional loans, there is no interest, payment options are flexible, and enrollment fees are affordable.  We are committed to break down the financial barriers of obtaining a higher education and our partnership with Nelnet Business Solutions allows for a convenient and manageable spread of tuition and fees payments over time.  To learn more about tuition payment plan, please visit

Pierce County Courts

Case Management position working with the Pierce County Courts, home monitoring system. Probationary pay – $13 an hour and must pass a background check. Interested parties should contact: Billie Jo Varrios at 253.591.5357 X6141.

Work Study Positions Available

Work Study positions are available for qualified students.

Ask Financial Aid for the application form, or call Jamie at 253.680.7026.

*Bates Technical College is an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory employer and educational institution.*

Career Resources

Careers in HIV prevention:

Disease Prevention Careers:

Social Work Degree Programs & Careers:

Public Health Degrees & Careers:


Do you need money to pursue your dream for community college leadership? The CTC Leadership Development Association offers $1200 scholarships for students and employees. In some years, as many as 50% of applicants are granted a scholarship. Apply today at  *Applications close May 30.*

Financial Aid Hours

 Downtown                               Central                                                  South

Mon.-Thurs.; Friday                2nd Wednesday/month                        Tues. & Thurs.

8:00 AM-4:30 PM;                  10:00 AM-Noon                                 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

8:00 AM-Noon

Reduced Cost Dental Clinic

Did you know that Bates has a dental clinic? Located at the Downtown Campus, the clinic is open to private-pay patients and patients with Apple Health Care. Services include: new patient exams, cleanings, fillings, crowns and extractions. All services are at a reduced fee. Open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Call 253-680-7310 for an appointment.        

2016-2017 Summer Quarter Important Dates

June 12   First day of Summer quarter

June 14   Last day to add Summer class w/out instructor permission

June 16   Last day to drop Summer classes for 80% refund

June 23   Last Day to add Summer class with instructor permission

June 23   Last day to drop Summer class and not show on transcripts

June 26   Last day to drop Summer class for 40% refund

July 3 & 4 No school in observance of America’s independence

July 26     Last day to drop a Summer class for a “W” on transcript

August 17 Last day of Summer quarter

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