Welcome to the Online Learning Center!

The Online Learning Center oversees all online instruction at Bates Technical College. This includes helping students who need assistance with Canvas and providing training, support, and resources to faculty and staff.

If you need assistance you can contact us by email at olc@bates.ctc.edu or by phone at 253.680.7233. We are open 7:30 a.m. till 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our office is located on the Downtown Campus in room A123, across from the Library and Auditorium.

Accessing online Canvas courses

Visit http://www.bates.ctc.edu/canvas to log in. If you have taken a Canvas course at Bates before, your login information has not changed.

If you are new to Bates, you will receive an invitation notification with instructions on how to set up your account. Please check your Bates-issued email address.


Would you like to further your education, but are unable to attend a physical classroom five days per week? Perhaps an online class from Bates Technical College is right for you.

Being successful in an online course requires self-discipline, motivation, and technological aptitude. Take the “Is online learning right for me?” Quiz