Non-Discrimination Notice

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

Bates Technical College offers 45+ career and technical education programs in accounting, practical nurse, barber, early childhood education, fire service, culinary arts and more. 

Bates Technical College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Bates publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the disability support services office at 253.680.7010. Inquiries regarding Bates’ non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX and ADA, should be directed to: for student matters, the Dean of Student Services Jane Birkholz,, at 253.680.7102, Downtown Campus A211D. For employee matters, the Director of Human Resources Cindy Higginbottom, at 253.680.7180, Downtown Campus A326. If you need assistance due to sensory impairment or disability, contact the Disability Support Services Coordinator Dan Eberle, 253.680.7010,

Bates Technical College will take steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and technical education programs. 

This notice of non-discrimination is available in the following languages:

Policies, Procedures and Rights
Members of the college community or visitors who believe they have been the subject of discrimination or harassment should report the incident or incidents to the College Title IX/EEO Coordinator identified below. If the complaint is against that Coordinator, or if for some other reason a report cannot be made to the Coordinator, the reporting individual should report the matter to one of the alternate designees listed below.

The entire Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedure can be read here.

Title IX/EEO/ADA Coordinators:

  • (Employees/Guests/Visitors) Executive Director of Human Resources
  • (Students) Dean of Student Services

Alternate Designees:

  • Vice President Student Services for Employees/Guests/Visitors
  • Executive Director of Human Resources for Students

Requesting Accommodations

Visit our Disability Support Services web page to learn about your rights and how to request accommodation.

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.