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April 20
Flagger Certification Training

​Yakima Valley College offers Flagger Certification Training; May 19, 2017

Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College will offer Flagger Certification Training on Friday, May 19, 2017. This one-day training will be held from 8:00am-4:00pm on YVC's Yakima Campus - Skills Center, Building 32, Room 106. It provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. The tuition fee of $45 allows participants to receive a flagger handbook, classroom instruction, and the opportunity to take the Washington State certification exam.

How to Register

Interested parties must register and pay in advance. Individuals may register at YVC's Registration Office in Yakima or Grandview or by contacting the Career Connection Center at 509.574.4979 / cmosebar@yvcc.edu. Payments can be made to YVC's Cashiering in Yakima or Grandview, during the hours of 9:30am-3:00pm. Students are required to bring a copy of their receipt to the training session.​

YVC Flagger Certification Training is also available for companies. Instruction is given on-site to employees. For more information contact the Career Connection Center at 509.574.4979 / cmosebar@yvcc.edu.

 

April 18
Honor Roll - Winter 2017

Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the students who received honor roll status on the President's or Dean's List for Winter Quarter 2017. Included are the standards for these honors as well as the list of students.

Scholastic Standards
Each quarter the college recognizes outstanding academic achievement by placing students on the President's List or the Dean's List. Each of the students who meets the criteria for these designations will receive a letter and a certificate acknowledging this award. A notation of the award will also be placed on the student's permanent transcript.

President's List
To receive the President's List designation, a student must earn both of the following:
1. A quarterly grade point average of 3.85 or higher.
2. A minimum of 12 graded credits (Satisfactory and Credit grades not included).​

YVC_honor roll_winter 2017_presidents list.pdf

Dean's List
To receive the Dean's List designation, a student must earn both of the following:
1. A quarterly grade point average of 3.40-3.84.
2. A minimum of 12 graded credits (Satisfactory and Credit grades not included).

YVC_honor roll_winter 2017_deans list.pdf

Part-time Students
The college is aware that some of our part-time students have also achieved significant academic success while balancing full-time jobs, family responsibilities, and college studies. Part-time students are eligible each time they complete 12 credits at YVC and their GPA falls within the designated list for the quarter. Part-time students need to notify the Registration and Records Office each time they qualify. Dean's List and President's List notations will be posted on the transcript for the quarter in which the 12 credits are completed at YVC.

April 10
Dental Hygiene Program Looking for Patients

​Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene students will be conducting a dental screening clinic from 12:30-2:30pm on Monday, April 17, 2017. They request patients between 18 and 45 years of age and who have not had a professional teeth cleaning for 5 or more years. Prospective patients may call 509.574.4917 to schedule an appointment. YVC's Dental Hygiene Program is located in the Weston D. Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic at 1015 S. 16th Ave, Yakima, 98902. Screening cost is $18.00 for patients and includes a $9.00 teeth cleaning fee or free if participants do not return for further treatment. All patients attending the screening will be entered in a free drawing for an Oral B Power Tooth Brush.

The Dental Hygiene Program at Yakima Valley College provides comprehensive oral examinations by dental hygiene students. The YVC Dental Hygiene Clinic provides dental exams, x-rays, teeth cleaning, and sealants. Dental procedures that can be done in the dental hygiene school setting, such as non-complex fillings are also performed.  More extensive dental work and emergency care is referred to local care providers. Since the clinic is a learning institution, the student work is checked frequently by instructors. YVC's Dental Hygiene Clinic provides affordable services and accepts patients covered by Washington Apple Health. Patients of all ages are seen throughout the academic year, including seniors and children.  Spanish/English translation is available.  ​

To learn more about the YVC Dental Hygiene Program, visit: www.yvcc.edu/dentalhygiene

April 07
10th Annual Grape to Glass Gala

Yakima Valley College hosts a student scholarship fundraiser
10th Annual Grape to Glass Gala - A Winemaker's Dinner​

Grandview, WA – The Vineyard and Winery Technology Program at Yakima Valley College will host the 10th annual Grape to Glass Gala-A Winemaker's Dinner on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 6:00-10:00pm. The event will benefit Vineyard & Winery Technology student scholarships. Held at the Grandview Activity Center, 401 West Second Street, Grandview, WA the event will include a dinner, wine tasting, a silent auction, live music and dancing. As part of the 10th year anniversary celebration students will also be giving tours of the Teaching Winery during the social hour. 

Schedule of events:

  • 6:00-7:00pm:   Social Hour & Appetizers

  • 6:00-8:00pm:   Silent Auction

  • 7:00-8:30pm:   Dinner

  • 8:30-10:00pm: Dancing

The Winemaker's Dinner will include a four course meal prepared by Chef Kate Platt of NanaKate's. Dinner will be paired with wines from YVC's own Yakima Valley Vintners and will also feature Washington wineries who employ YVC graduates. In collaboration with YV-Tech Culinary Arts Program, students will assist the caterer with dinner service.

Tickets for the Grape to Glass Gala are $65 per person if purchased in advance by May 5, 2017. Tickets purchased between May 6-12, 2017 are $75 per person. Tickets are on sale now. Contact 509.882.7037 / wine@yvcc.edu or buy online: www.yakimavalleyvintners.com

April 07
FAFSA/WASFA Workshops

YVC hosts FAFSA/WASFA Workshops to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College.

Yakima Campus-Yakima Valley College will host FAFSA/WASFA Workshops this spring to help students complete either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Workshops will be held on both the Yakima and Grandview campuses as well as the Toppenish Learning Center. Volunteers will be available to help students and answer questions. There is no cost to attend. Please see below for a complete list of workshops and additional information:

Yakima Campus; S. 16th Avenue & Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902
Thursday, April 20, 2017 and Thursday, May 18, 2017
Deccio Higher Education Center, Building 8, Room 236
2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm

Grandview Campus; 500 West Main Street, Grandview, WA 98930
Friday, April 14, 2017, Friday, May 19, 2017, Friday, June 2, 2017
Grandview Main, Building 56, Room 135
9:00am and 11:00am

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Grandview Main, Building 56, Room 135
9:00am and 5:00pm

Toppenish Learning Center; 720 W. 3rd Avenue, Toppenish, WA 98948
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
1:00pm and 3:00pm

FAFSA: The FAFSA is required to apply for federal financial assistance for higher education. Each year, the U.S. Department of Education provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds to students in need. In addition, many states and colleges use the FAFSA data to determine eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use FAFSA information to determine whether students qualify for their aid.

WASFA: The Washington State Need Grant expanded eligibility to include to low-income, non-citizen students who meet the program's eligibility requirements and satisfy the following residency criteria:

  • Have graduated from a Washington high school or obtained a GED (or will do so before beginning college)

  • Have lived in Washington for three years prior to, and continuously since, earning the high school diploma or equivalent

  • Sign an affidavit to file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States when eligible to apply

    Whether you choose a four-year university, community college, vocational or technical school, this event can help you receive financial aid. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to attend with their student. Students may attend alone; however, they will need to bring as many of the parent/guardian items as possible.

Student should bring:

  • Your Social Security number and/or card (if applicable)

  • Your DACA work authorization number and/or card (if applicable)

  • Your driver's license or state identification card (if applicable)

  • If you were born after December 31, 1992 bring parent(s) and their 2015 income data (W-2's or year-end pay stub and/or 2015 tax return) or, if taxes have not yet be filed, 2015 year-end earnings information and a copy of the 2015 tax return.

  • If you were born before January 1993, are married, have dependents you support or are active in or a veteran of the U.S. armed services, bring your 2015 year-end income information or your 2015 year-to-date income information and a copy of your 2013 tax form.

  • A valid email address for verification of pin

    Parents/guardians should bring:

  • Your Social Security number and/or card and date of birth (if applicable)

  • Parent income tax return for 2015. If this is not available, students and families can estimate the information using 2015 year-to-day income information and a copy of the 2015 tax form and make corrections to the FAFSA at a later time

  • A valid email address for verification of pin

These documents may not be available to all students, but do not let it discourage you from coming. Volunteers will be able to help get your FAFSA or WASFA application started with whatever information you can provide and you'll be able fill in the blanks once you have obtained all the needed information. All information and documents shared with volunteers will be kept private and confidential. Information will only be used to help students and families apply for financial aid.

For more information: 509.574.4701 or 509. 834.4502.​

Information provided by event coordinator, http://readysetgrad.org/wasfa, and https://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa. ​

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