Maps and Directions

Bates Technical College is located in Tacoma, Washington, approximately 35 miles south of Seattle and 30 miles north of the state’s capital city, Olympia. The college operates on three campuses, with over 600,000 square feet of classrooms, shops, meeting rooms, and offices.

The college’s business hours are Mon-Fri, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., unless otherwise specified.

Scroll down to view directions and maps for the college’s three campuses. 

Downtown Campus

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1101 S. Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7000

Traveling North or South on I-5:

  • Take exit 133 toward I-705 N/​WA-7 S/​City Center.
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs to city center and merge on to I-705.
  • Stay on I-705 to A Street exit.
  • Go three blocks north.
  • Turn left onto S. 11th Street and travel to Yakima Avenue.
  • Bates will be on your left side: 1101 S. Yakima Ave.


Central/Mohler Campus

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2320 S. 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7603

Traveling North or South on I-5:

  • Take the WA-16 exit, towards Gig Harbor.
  • Take the Union Avenue exit and turn right on to Union Avenue
  • Turn right on to South 19th Street.
  • Turn right into the college: 2320 S. 19th St.


South Campus

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2201 S. 78th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409

Directions to South Campus

Traveling North on I-5:

  • Take exit 128
  • Turn left onto S. Hosmer
  • Turn left onto S. 84th Street
  • Turn right onto Tacoma Mall Boulevard
  • Turn left onto S. 78th Street
  • Turn right into the college: 2201 S. 78th Street

Traveling South on I-5:

  • Take exit 129 onto Tacoma Mall Boulevard
  • Turn left and go to 78th Street
  • Turn right into the college: 2201 S. 78th St

Bates Technical College offers classes in multiple formats. Lectures are remote and labs are on campus with reduced size, using strict safety precautions. We aim to provide a complete educational experience while prioritizing the safety of all students and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.