If you're rethinking your next move, think of Bates. Bates offers associate in applied science degrees (AAS), certificates of competency and certificates of training in hundreds of career areas.
Bates offers multiple programs to support students who need to complete high school or prepare for college or a career. Whether you need to complete your high school diploma, or improve your reading, writing or math skills, our programs are designed to help you succeed in the workplace or attain your educational goals.
The advanced manufacturing programs prepare students for jobs in manufacturing, automation, aerospace, robotics and more. Students utilize hands-on learning to develop technical skills in traditional precision tooling and machining, as well as computer numeric control (CNC) machines. With instructors who have years of experience, and a clean, bright, indoor workshop students have the opportunity to learn in a setting that mirrors industry.
Students who like to work with their hands and take pride in a job well done should consider Bates Technical College’s Architecture and Construction programs. Students learn how to turn raw materials into finished products and how to safely operate and maintain equipment. Many of these programs allow students to earn industry certifications or apprenticeship hours.
The Audio/Visual Technology and Applied Arts programs prepare students for careers in the audio/visual and multimedia industries. Whether you are interested in specializing in digital media, graphic design or web media or you seek a career in broadcasting, such as operations, engineering, or video production, these programs will harness your creative energy. Students who are detail-oriented and comfortable with technology do well in these programs.
Bates’ business, finance and personal service programs will prepare students for jobs in a professional or personal service sector. Whether you want to open your own business, or seek a job in a traditional office setting, you will get hands-on experience in computers, marketing, record keeping and customer relations skills that are important in a variety of settings.
The Culinary Arts program prepares students for a rewarding, fast-paced career in the commercial food, and restaurant management industry. Bates offers the only American Culinary Federation (ACF) accredited culinary arts degree and certificate program in the region. Graduates of the associate degree program will be Certified Culinarians (CC) through the ACF.
The Education and Human Services programs combine learned theories and practical lab experiences to teach students how to create and implement learning experiences, build positive relationships and apply developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our Early Childhood Education program offers hands-on training and prepares students for a rewarding career educating young children. Through the college’s continuing education department, individuals can earn a career and technical education certificate at the secondary level, grades 7-12.
Bates Technical College’s engineering programs teaches students the necessary skills to become an engineering technician. All students take basic engineering core courses before selecting their desired specialized field. The programs integrate computer-aid design (CAD) and other industry-relevant tools to support student success in the workplace.
The Health Sciences programs prepare students for rewarding careers both in direct and indirect patient care. Whether you seek a career as a licensed practical nurse, or you want to explore a dental career, Bates has a path for you. The programs combine technical and theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience and are taught by faculty who have worked in industry.
The Information Technology programs prepare students to enter this exciting, fast-paced field with the knowledge, skills, and industry certifications necessary to succeed and advance. Career choices are varied, including network system support specialist, communications technician, or as a desktop, server or network administrator, to name a few.
The Public Safety programs are designed to give students the opportunity to train in real-world settings. Students prepare for careers as fire fighters or in closely related professions that require certification. Students looking for a demanding profession in emergency management will learn from experienced faculty.
The Transportation Technology programs prepare students to work in the automotive and transportation industry. Whether you want to earn your Class A CDL, or learn how to repair engines, these programs are the first step to gaining employment in this exciting industry. Students earn industry certificates and licensures in hands-on classrooms.
Our continuing education opportunities will help you retool for what's next in life. Whether your goal is to continue your professional development or learn a new skill, our continuing education courses are current and relevant.
The apprenticeship program may offer you paid, on-the-job learning. Apprenticeships are a great option for people who like to work with their hands and are ready to go to work.
Bates offers several programs that help you earn your high school diploma, including High School+, Technical High School and Running Start.
Our robust Child Studies department educates parents, child care employees and caregivers on early childhood topics that enhances your skills. We offer parenting seminars and classes for parents, a child care advisory program, a resource center, State Training and Registry System (STARS) courses, and more.
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