Bates invites students affected by ITT Tech closure to special Open House

Posted: September 07, 2016

Students who were enrolled at an ITT Tech campus can learn more about Bates Technical College programs

TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College will hold a special Open House on Monday, Sept. 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., open to prospective students, and specifically geared to help make ITT Technical Institute students aware of educational pathways at Bates.

ITT Tech, a for-profit private technical school with three campuses in Washington state, announced Tuesday, Sept. 6, that it is closing its locations nationwide.

“Bates Technical College offers many programs that are similar to ITT Tech’s programs, including information technology and engineering (civil, electrical and mechanical) technology, all with affordable tuition,” said Al Griswold, Executive Vice President of Instruction/Chief Academic Officer. “Our faculty and staff are prepared to help students so they can continue their education and reach their career goals,” he said.

The Open House will be held at the college’s Advanced Technology Building at Central/Mohler Campus, 2320 S. 19th Street in Tacoma.

In addition to information technology programs, advisors representing aerospace, dental assisting, culinary arts, automotive programs and more will be available to answer questions and offer information. Prospective students can explore the campus, speak with career and veteran advisors, and financial aid staff.

Fall quarter begins Sept. 26. Attendees are encouraged to bring transcripts to help enroll into a program.

To learn more about the Open House and Bates Technical College, go to, or call 253.680.7000.

About Bates Technical College
Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College is a public two-year college that offers certificate and degree opportunities in nearly 50 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to, or call 253.680.7000.

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