​​​​Allied Health

A Division of Workforce Education

allied Health Program 


Yakima Valley Community College offers a unique approach to obtain a variety of health profession certificates or degrees.

Students complete classes delivered in a modular format, providing a distinctive learning environment which fits a variety of learning styles and individualized student schedules.


  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical Interpreter


1. Take a COMPASS Exam. COMPASS exams are approximately 2-1/2 hours in length, test for readiness, and assist in placement in English and Mathematics classes. The cost is $20.00, and a photo ID and your social security number is required. More information and dates/times/locations can be obtained by contacting the Counseling Center at (509) 574-4956.

For entry into core classes, you must obtain the following COMPASS Exam scores:
• Writing- The student must have received a score of 82 on the Writing section of the COMPASS examination, or have completed English 095 with a C or better.
• Reading- The student must have received a score of 78 on the Reading section of the COMPASS examination, or have completed English 081T with a C or better.
• Math- The student must have received a score of 46 or better on the Pre-Algebra section of the COMPASS examination or have completed Math 050 with a C or better.
• Students receiving scores lower than those listed above must complete developmental courses prior to admission into the program.

2. If not already admitted to YVCC, a completed application for admission to the college must be submitted.

3. If already in college, or have attended in the past,you must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better

4. Immunization Requirements

Prerequisite Courses: Completion of IT 105, Computer Literacy and BT 101 Beginning Keyboarding, with a C or better.All students must complete the courses or acceptable equivalents to be considered for entry.

If you have further questions or would like additional information, please contact:
Allied Health Program Assistant  (509) 574-4913

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to assisting you with your educational needs.