16 professional and technical programs at YVCC
Combined these programs offer
42 Associate of Applied Science Degrees
5 transfer degree options, and
Workforce Education Division provides access for students, preparation for professional-technical careers, and promotion of lifelong learning in the emerging workplace.
The Division goals are to provide educational programs and services that increase the number of citizens prepared to work in high demand, high wage occupations, and to serve the needs of business and industry for well-prepared workers. These are accomplished through a wide variety of resources and program offerings.
Programs include classroom instruction and hands-on experience in campus labs as well as work-based learning opportunities. There are opportunities for students to work on short-term skills development or certificates and degrees, depending on their short- and long-term goals.
YVCC has an open-door policy to all adults over age 18. Whether completing an Associate Degree in a career field, or transferring to a university, the step toward admission is completing the YVCC application form.
Some programs, particularly in health and veterinary technology occupations, have limited class capacities and special admission requirements. Applications admission to those programs are separate from the general YVCC application process.
Program Listings [A-C]
As the number one employer in central Washington, the agriculture industry offers exciting and challenging career opportunities.
Offers a unique approach to obtain a variety of health profession certificates or degrees.
The Automotive Service Technology Program prepares students for employment in the dynamic high-tech automotive repair industry. The YVCC AST program offers training in all nine NATEF areas of automotive repair.
The Business Administration Program is designed to equip students with basic knowledge and skills for transferring to a four-year college, entering the business community or updating workplace skills.
Business Technology Program prepares students to enter various office positions. Course offerings are constantly updated to meet student and industry needs. Many students attend classes in the morning and work in the afternoon.
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Chemical Dependency Studies prepares students to work in the field of chemical dependency counseling.
Graduates of the Criminal Justice Program have found employment with area law enforcement; city, county and state Department of Corrections; and private sector employers.
Program Listings [D-N]
Upon completion, dental assisting students are prepared to pass the Dental Assisting National Board's Infection Control Exam and the Radiation Health Safety Exam.
Dental hygiene offers a challenging and demanding educational experience and a highly valued career opportunity. Employment and compensation compares with other allied health professions.
Education Department provides career and enrichment course work and field experiences that build knowledge, skills, and competencies for providing education and care for children and families.
The Engineering program prepares students to tackle the highly technical challenges, problems and opportunities in the engineering field.
Practical development is stressed in information technology classes as students are presented with strategies for applying their studies to present and future needs of technology-related careers.
The nursing profession is part of a centuries-old tradition of providing quality care for patients. YVCC Nursing Program offers an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) that
is six quarters in length.
Programs Listing [P-Z]
Physical Therapist Assistant
Yakima Valley Community College and Whatcom Community College has partnered to offer the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. The PTA Program allows students to complete the prerequisites at YVCC and then apply to WCC for admission into the PTA Program.
Radio Broadcasting / Production is a collaborative program with the Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center.
Upon successful completion of this eight quarter program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the national registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and seek employment in hospitals, clinics and physician offices.
TV/Video Production is a collaborative program with the Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center. Students in this program develop skills in the five basic video production fields: broadcast TV, industrial TV, independent production, computerized video production, and video movie-making.
The Veterinary Technology Program is a two-year course of study leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. Fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Vineyard and Winery Technology
Washington’s wine industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the state. You could be a part of this dynamic industry that positively impacts many support industries, including tourism, retail, and hospitality.
YVCC - PERRY TECH
Yakima Valley Community College and Perry Technical Institute combined to provide students the opportunity to receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in four different technical areas.