Phlebotomy/Certified Nursing Assistant/CPR/LPN Refresher

CPR Training and First Aid

This six-hour course meets Labor and Industry specifications and the licensing requirements of the Department of Social and Health Services.

CPR is offered from 8-11 a.m., and First Aid is offered from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

First Aid only (Item# 7521) is $45

CPR only (Item# 7520) is $45

Bates Technical College, South Campus, 2201 S. 78th, Tacoma WA Building E101B / Saturday / 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Courses will be offered soon.


LPN Self-Study Refresher, PNRS 121

Arranged, 14 cr. 

This class is for LPNs who hold an inactive or lapsed LPN license for three or more years, and who must complete an approved refresher program before receiving an active LPN license for the state. Students with an inactive or lapsed license must provide a limited educational license prior to beginning any clinical work. A clear National and Washington State Patrol background check is required (prospective students with criminal offenses on the DSHS secretary’s list may be ineligible for this program).  To register for the LPN Self-Study Refresher, please contact Jason Carroll at 253-680-7008 or

Required Textbooks:
Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 8th Ed. (ISBN: 978-0323484374)
Study Guide: Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 8th Ed. (ISBN: 978-032352499)
Nurses Drug Guide published within two years (choose from Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference, Lippincott’s Nursing Drug Guide or Saunders Drug Guide)


Nursing Assistant Certified (also known as CNA)

For more information regarding the Nursing Assistant Certified program, visit the CNA page.


For more information, please contact the Advising Office at (253) 680-7002.




The Phlebotomy program now has its own program page!


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, you may come in, call or email.

0%–               When registered but do not attend the class. No refunds are available after the class has started.


Registration deadlines are usually five (5) days prior to the first class. 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 only be notified if your class is canceled.

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.