Learn in a setting that mirrors what you'll find in the industry.

If you like to build and create things, are detail-oriented, and like to work with your hands, the Machinist program may be the perfect fit. At Bates, you will learn to use conventional machines, CNC machining centers and turning centers. In this hands-on program, you will complete a series of projects designed to broaden your machining experience. With instructors who have years of experience, and a workshop with the newest equipment available, you will have the opportunity to learn in a setting that mirrors industry.

General Information

Career Advisor: Jason Carroll
253.680.7002 |

Location: Downtown Campus
Hours: N/A

Program Length: N/A Quarter

  • National Median SalaryN/A
  • National Potential Annual Job OpeningsN/A

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

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At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:


Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.


  • Dan Sanford

    253.680.7285 | Email

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