Construction and Trades

Registration for continuing education classes is completed upon payment and can be done by mail  or online. We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.

Continuing Education classes are self-supported; therefore, Bates will cancel a class if there are too few participants enrolled to cover the cost of the class. If your withdrawal notification is given at least one business day prior to the first day of class, or the class is canceled, you will receive a 100 percent refund. Bates reserves the right to cancel, reschedule class times and/or dates, or change instructors. We will notify you only if the class is canceled.

Winter 2021-22 Classes (Registration starts November 1.)

Boiler Fireman/Operating Engineers

Boiler Operator Certification

Certification is required to operate boilers in the City of Tacoma. Bates administers testing monthly (except in September) for the following: Class I Chief Operating Engineer, Class II and II Operating Engineer, Class IV and V Boiler Fireman. Tests are held at the South Campus, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma. For more information about the Boiler Certification Exam call 253.680.7402.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

HVAC, Basic I, HVAC 093

This course covers the fundamentals of refrigeration and operation as well as the necessary skills to conduct basic troubleshooting for mechanical and electrical problems. Includes web enhanced course fee.

7624, BSC-A120, Sat, 1/8-3/19, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 7 cr., $418.20

Item #, Location, Room, Day, Date, Time, Hours/Credits, Tuition

  • OL- Online
  • BCC- Central/Mohler Campus
  • BDC- Downtown Campus
  • BSC- South Campus

Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. For Fall Quarter 2021, vaccinations will be required. Learn more about vaccinations and our COVID-19 response on the COVID-19 resource page.