Career Technical Education

If you have business and industry experience and want to make the transition to the teaching profession, then consider pursuing a CTE certification at the secondary level, grades 7-12. The Bates CTE Teacher Preparation program is approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) for the Plan 2 Business and Industry Route.

The program consists of the following teacher preparation courses:

  • Methods of Teaching
  •  Occupational Analysis
  • Course Organization
  • Philosophy of Career & Technical Education
  • Industrial Safety
  • Work-Based Learning Coordination
  • CTE Student Leadership Organizations
  • Diverse Needs of Students
  • Introduction to School Law
  • Abuse and Neglect of Children
  • Teaching Practicum – CTE

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and classes do fill up! We encourage you to register early to ensure a seat in the class. Click here to register online!  To register in person, contact Ines Lamberton to set up an appointment: Email or call 253.680.7467


Summer 2020 Limited Registration Available
Fall 2020 Registration Opens July 14


Our quality, competency-based training is flexible, which makes it easy for you to maintain jobs, family and quickly make progress in our program. Courses are offered quarterly on weeknights and weekends, and some are fully online. The accelerated summer weekday offering gives you the opportunity to complete the majority of courses during summer.

We can help you design a personalized plan to meet your individual needs.

GI Bill®/Financial Aid: Continuing education programs are not eligible for financial aid, including, but not limited to the GI Bill®, federal financial aid or state aid programs. If you are a veteran receiving assistance through the GI Bill®, please contact Andy Hall, VA certifying official, to check if the VA will fund your continuing education program before enrolling.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Self-Support Classes Refund Policy:

  • 100%    When Bates Technical College cancels the class.
  • 100%    When withdrawal is at least one business day prior to the first day of class. To officially withdraw from the class, email or call 253-680-7467.
  • 0%       When registered but do not attend the class. No refunds are available after the class has started.

Bates will cancel a class if there are too few participants enrolled to cover the cost of the class. Bates reserves the right to cancel classes, reschedule classes, or change instructors.  You will be notified if a class is full or if a class cancellation occurs.  

Important Documents

Ines Lamberton
CTE Program Coordinator
Phone: 253.680.7467


Bates Technical College is closed to the public, but we are here to help you virtually. Most of our classes are offered remotely through Summer Quarter. Get important updates and information