Community Training

The community training office at Yakima Valley College (YVC) is committed to connecting individuals interested in impr​oving their job skills through specialized training with resources to help them be successful students.

Community training office provides a single entry point for individuals seeking career guidance, educational assessment, skills training, and financial assistance. Through a variety of educational programs and special funding sources YVC offers opportunities to individuals interested in gaining the skills they need to join today’s workforce.

Community Classes

Workshop Calendar

Washington State Official Certified Training

YVC offers a one-day certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. During the course participants will receive a study-guide, and have the opportunity to take the Washington State Certification Exam. Participants must pre-register and pay the course fee in advance. The cost is $45.00

Upon successful completion, receive a Washington State Traffic Control Flagger card valid in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montanan (valid for 3 years).

Course Availability

This one-day class is offered at a variety of times throughout the year on the YVC –  Yakima Campus.

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How to Register

Step 1:   Go to YVC’s Deccio Higher Education Center located at 1000 S. 12th Avenue or mail to:  YVC Registration Office, PO Box 22520, Yakima WA 98907-2520.
Step 2:   Complete the registration form
Step 3:   Pay the $45.00 course fee at the Cashier’s Office
Step 4:   Bring a copy of your receipt to the training. *Participants must pre-register and pre-pay before the day of the training.

Individual’s may register at registration and make payments at the Cashiering office on the Grandview YVC’s campus. Please note, all classes take place on the YVC Yakima campus.


  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Participants must present a valid state photo ID at the morning check-in to attend the class.

Things to Remember

  • Class is held in Skills Center, Building 32, Room 105
  • Be on time! Students need to arrive to class no later than 7:45 am and class be over no later than 4:30 pm.
  • Be prepared to have your picture taken for your new card. We will ask for hats to be taken off for a clear picture.
  • All materials are taught in English.
  • Reading and understanding English is a must. There is some math required.
  • Bring eye glasses, if needed.
  • Dress casually.
  • Bring your own lunch.
  • YVC’s campus is smoke free except in designated smoking areas.
  • The Washington State Department of labor and Industries (L&I) classifies working as a Traffic Control Flagger as “hazardous employment”, therefore class enrollees must be at least 18 years of age to attend the training class.
  • Free parking in Lot K off of Prasch and 15th Avenue. Pay lots cost $1 per day. Pay lots are Lot I and Lot N. Campus map.

Retake & Refund Policy

Retake: Participants are allowed to retake the training and retest at no additional fee if they are not successful in passing the exam the first time. Individuals must call to schedule a retake of the test following notice of not passing the exam.

Refund: If participants are unable to attend the class on the scheduled day, a full refund will be issued if notification is received by the WorkFirst Office at 509.574.4745 or at least 48 hours in advance prior to the class dateAll refunds take 5-10 business days to be processed. Students who fail to show up for class will not receive a refund.

Cancellations: If minimum enrollment is not met by the day before the training or there is inclement weather, the class may be canceled. Student will be notified by the phone numbers listed on the registration form and emailed (if email address is provided). If class is cancelled, students will have the option to be moved into the next flagger certification class at no additional cost or to receive a full refund.

Disability Services

Individuals may request classroom or testing accommodations two weeks prior to taking the course by contacting YVC Disability Support Services at 509.574.4961 or TDD: 509.574.4677.


Heather Lundquist, 509.574.4745,


WorkFirst Office, Skills Center Building 32, Room 100

This one-day orientation provides an overview of the Adult Family Home program and expectations of the Adult Family Home licensee in providing care and services to the residents in a licensed home setting as well as a brief overview of the process prospective providers will follow in obtaining an Adult Family Home license.
Students will receive a certificate after completing the class; this certificate is valid for one calendar year from the date of attendance.

For more information:

Contact: Brenda Montoya-Roman, 509.834.4561,
Location: WorkFirst Office, Skill Center Building 32, Room 100

This four weekend course provides the in-depth examination of the Adult Family Home licensing regulations and fulfills the expectations of DSHS.  Topics of standard home regulations, health care and services for the residents in a licensed home setting are covered.  The purpose is to educate  the prospective providers so they may obtain an Adult Family Home license and pass their state inspection. ​Students will receive a certificate after completing the class; this certificate is valid indefinitely.​

For more information:

Contact: Brenda Montoya-Roman, 509.834.4561,
Location: WorkFirst Office, Skill Center Building 32, Room 100

Yakima Campus Contacts

Lonni Rodriguez-FunkWorkFirst Director

Maria Hernandez WorkFirst Coordinator

Lynn HennesseyWorkFirst Work Study Coordinator
Jamie W. TreatJob Skills Program Coordinator
Heather LundquistWorkFirst Program Assistant

Brenda Montoya-RomanWorkFirst Office Assistant 3
Jasmin EspinoWorkFirst PT Instructional Technician A

Grandview Campus Contact

Teresa PinaWorkFirst Coordinator

Sunnyside Learning Center Contacts

Sofia VillasenorWorkFirst PT Instructional Technician A
Sunnyside Learning Center