Bates Technical College, first established in 1941, is a two-year public technical college with three campuses in Tacoma, Washington. It’s primarily a vocational school, with career-oriented programs and educational events. It has over 1,100 undergraduates, and resources that help its students warm up to the work setting. The school works closely with industries, constantly evaluating their curriculum, and students are evaluated as they would be in a business. It also has articulation degrees with four-year universities, making some of its two-year programs transferable. Bates Technical College offers practical education, preparing its students for the real world.