Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima Valley Community College is accepting applications for a new bachelor’s degree program in business management.
Classes, which will be offered at the Yakima and Grandview campuses, meet once a week for two hours, with additional interaction online. The program can be completed in two years with full-time enrollment (15 credits per quarter), but part-time enrollment is permitted.
The college also has created several new positions with the launch of the program:
• Christi Kitt, full-time instructor, has worked in marketing, property development and construction and also has been a part-time instructor in YVCC’s business administration department for the last eight years.
• Joe Young, program coordinator, previously worked as worker retraining coordinator at Walla Walla Community College and adjunct professor at Rockford Career College in Rockford, Ill. He also served as store manager for General Nutrition Center in Yakima.
• Luis A. López, director of baccalaureate of applied science programs, will oversee the new business management program as well as research and develop new opportunities for additional applied science programs at the college. He previously worked as plant controller for KapStone Container (formerly Longview Fibre) in Yakima, controller for the city of Redmond, Ore., and as state auditor for the state Auditor’s Office in Yakima.
For more information about the program, go to www.yvcc.edu/bachelors or call program coordinator Joe Young at 509-574-4772.