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August 08
Flagger Certification Training Thursday, August 17, 2017

Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College will offer Flagger Certification Training on Thursday, August 17, 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. 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 509.574.4745 /

August 08
YVC Step Up to College Partners with School Districts in the Yakima Valley

Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College's Step Up to College (SUTC) Program provides opportunities for individuals of high school age (16-20) in Grandview, Mabton, and Toppenish school districts to earn their high school diploma. These are individuals who have dropped out of high school or are credit deficient. Students admitted to the program can enroll at the YVC Yakima or Grandview campuses, or the Toppenish or Sunnyside learning centers to earn credit towards a High School Diploma. Students must be approved by both their district and YVC to participate in SUTC. There is no cost for students to participate in the program.

YVC High School 21+ is another college re-engagement program available to students who are 21 and older. The HS21+ Program builds on prior student achievement by awarding high school credit based on prior knowledge through training and/or work experience, credits on the student's high school transcript, and standardized tests and college placements used at YVC. HS21+ tuition is $25 per quarter. 

Please see below for contact information and additional information:

Alejandra Mendoza
Interim Student Success Coordinator for SUTC Program and HS21+

Yakima Campus: 509.574.6850
Grandview Campus: 509.882.7014
Toppenish Learning Center: 509.865.4550
Ellensburg Learning Center: 509.925.4011
Sunnyside Learning Center: 509.837.9623

July 05
Spring Quarter 2017 Honor Roll

Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the students who received honor roll status on the President's or Dean's List for Spring 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_spring 2017_president's list.docx

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_spring 2017_dean's list.docx

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.

June 16
YVC hosts 34th annual Washington Wine Competition

​Yakima Valley College's Vineyard and Winery Technology Program will host the 34th annual Washington State Wine Competition on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The event will be held in the Grandview Campus Activity Center, Building 52. It will feature over 200 wine entries including five from YVC's Teaching Winery, Yakima Valley Vintners.​

This event was originally operated by the Central Washington State Fair (1980-2015), but was discontinued when longtime competition director Ruth Anglin retired. The event is now being operated by Great Northwest Wine, a media company based in Richland, Washington. It is owned by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue, two veteran wine journalists. Both judge wine up and down the West Coast and operate several competitions each year throughout the Pacific Northwest. Information provided by:

The Washington State Wine Competition is also a fundraiser for the next generation of Washington winemakers. All proceeds from the judging will fund scholarships for winemaking programs at Yakima Valley College, Washington State University, South Seattle and Walla Walla Community College.

For more information about Yakima Valley Vintners and the Yakima Valley College Vineyard and Winery Technology Program: or call 509.882.7007.

June 09
New YVC Monument Sign Placed at 16th Avenue & Nob Hill Boulevard

​The busy intersection at 16th Avenue & Nob Hill Boulevard in Yakima is about to look quite different, as Yakima Valley College installs a 6-ft tall aluminum sign featuring the college's new name.

Photo Op:​

When: Saturday, June 10th, 6:30am – 7:00am

Where: At the corner of 16th Avenue & Nob Hill Boulevard, in front of the Larson Gallery on the campus of Yakima Valley College

Visuals: Workers from Eagle Signs in Yakima will install a large aluminum monument sign, beginning at 6:00am with the final product ready for photographs around 7:00am ​

In 2016 YVC embraced a new name (dropping the word "Community") and a modernized logo. The installation of the monument sign at the corner of 16th Avenue & Nob Hill Boulevard is the first of several new campus sign installations in the coming weeks. 

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