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Aug 13
Applications being accepted for YVCC 4-year business management degree

​The Grandview Herald

Yakima - Beginning this fall, Yakima Valley Community College will offer a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management. 

This program, which is available on the Grandview campus, is designed for prospective students who have earned an associate's degree and need a pathway to pursue a bachelor's degree. 

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Aug 13
YVCC Grandview to host truck driving training

​The Grandview Herald

Grandview Campus - Yakima Valley Community College will host truck driver training from Sept. 8-Oct. 10. YVCC's Truck Driver Training course consists of a five-week training program.

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Aug 13
YVCC announces new positions for four-year business degree

​The Grandview Herald

Yakima- Yakima Valley Community College has annouced the appointment of three employees for the college's new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Business Management Program.

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Aug 11
YVCC starting business management degree program

​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 or call program coordinator Joe Young at 509-574-4772.

Aug 07
Wine industry awards students

​Basin Business Journal

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation has awarded $24,000 in scholarships to eight students hoping to join the Washington wine industry following their studies in grape and wine related fields. The funds were awarded from three scholarships: the Walter J. Clore Scholarship, the Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship and the WWIF Foundation Fund Scholarship.

The Walter J. Clore scholarship was started in 1997 by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers to recognize and honor the research and lifetime achievements of Dr. Clore. This year a total of $8,000 was distributed in scholarships to five future students. The recipients are:

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Aug 01
Grandview entrepreneurs to get a boost with new business incubator


GRANDVIEW, Wash. -- Local business owners in Grandview are about to get a boost. The port district plans to set up an incubator. It will give some up-and-coming companies a chance to grow. KIMA got a peek at the facility.

At the end of Wallace Way sits an empty building. The Port of Grandview has big plans for it.

"The port is really excited about the opportunity," said Executive Director, Jessica Hansen.

The port is buying it to turn into a food and beverage incubator with goodies for sale: definitely wine, maybe beer and food.

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Aug 01
School News: Aug. 1, 2014

​Yakima Herald Republic


 Yakima Valley Community College students receiving their associate of arts (AA), associate of science (AS), associate of applied science (AAS), associate of business (AB) and other degrees, include the following. Honors graduates are noted with an asterisk; high honors with two asterisks. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students are noted with a plus sign.

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Aug 01
Meetings: QB Club luncheon set for Monday

Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Highland athletic director Don Strother and Yakima Valley Community College softball coach Chuck Bodeen will be special guests at Monday’s monthly luncheon of the Yakima Monday Morning Quarterback Club.

The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Jack-sons at 48th Avenue and Tieton Drive. Lunch service is available and the public is invited.

Jul 31
How Drones Could Make Forest Restoration Easier



NACHES, Wash. -- Drones could soon be the newest gadgets in forest conservation.

A group of college students in Washington recently built and tested a drone that will survey the health of the forest. The hope is that drones will speed up restoration efforts and save some money.

“You guys ready for the test flight?” asked Ryan Haugo, a forest ecologist with The Nature Conservancy.

“Yeah, I think so,” said Rheno Prajadipta.

Prajadipta is an engineering student at Yakima Valley Community College. The students, their instructor, and several conservationists stand in a meadow surrounded by ponderosa pines and douglas fir trees, high on the top of a ridge.

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Jul 31
Flagger training offered at YVCC

​Daily Record

YAKIMA — Yakima Valley Community College will host flagger certification training on Aug. 21, according to a news release from the college.

YVCC’s Flagger Training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. Participants will receive a study-guide, and have the opportunity to take the Washington State certification exam. The training will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in YVCC’s Skills Center Building, Room W106. The cost is $45. Deadline to register is Aug. 19. One-day classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the academic year on YVCC’s Yakima Campus. For more information contact 509-574-4711 or

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