​College Mission

YVCC enriches and enhances individuals and communities by delivering accessible, student-centered education. YVCC addresses the needs of our diverse communities by providing learning opportunities in basic literacy; academic, professional, and technical education; and lifelong learning.

Core Themes


YVCC embraces its role as both a provider of higher education and an employer, and actively seeks partnerships to provide opportunities for the economic, social and cultural development of our external and internal communities.


YVCC increases access through programs and services that address diverse challenges, learning styles, goals and schedules of students in the district.


YVCC provides learner-centered environments with a focus on its diverse students, providing a foundation for lifelong learning resulting in student achievement of educational goals through completion of courses, certificates and degrees.


Download the Yakima Valley Community College Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

(Approved, Board of Trustees, March 2010)