Construction and Trades

To register, complete this fillable form and scan and submit it via email to or mail it to Bates Continuing Education, 2201 South 78th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409. Registration for continuing education classes is completed upon payment. Call 253.680.7402 for more information.

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.

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.

HVAC, Basic I, HVAC 093
001-LEC (21193), BSC-A113: Will be offered in the fall. 


See welding supply list.

Welding, Basic, WELD 055For beginning or experienced welders, learn oxyacetylene and arc. This course covers flat and vertical beads on plate, cutting and burning. Arc covers 6010 and 7018 electrodes in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.

Welding, Basic, WELD 055
001-LEC (21213), BSC-B311, Sat, 7/13-8/10, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 30 hrs., $252

Key:Section #, Location, Room, Day, Date, Time, Hours/Credits

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