Collaborative Programs

Associate of Applied Science

Yakima Valley College and Perry Technical Institute combine to provide students the opportunity to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in three different technical areas.

  • Electrical Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology


Program information

Admission Process

Students shall meet the Perry Technical Institute’s entrance requirements and complete the enrollment process.

Student are eligible to begin or complete the required YVC classes for the degrees if they are:

  •  currently enrolled at PTI or
  • on a waitlist or
  •  have completed one of the three designated programs.

Upon successful completion of all YVC and PTI requirements, students can apply and receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in the designated technical area.

What is a Combined Associate of Applied Science?

An Associate of Applied Science along with the technical program allows students to work more effectively in their chosen field and to help them compete for advanced opportunities. In addition to completing their technical program at Perry Technical Institute, students complete credits at Yakima Valley College. Credits are designated as core requirements and are required for all programs.

Upon acceptance into one of these three certificated programs at Perry, students may begin taking required classes at Yakima Valley College to complete their AAS degree. This can be done while waiting for entrance into the technical portion of their degree (prior to starting classes at Perry), while they complete the technical training at Perry, or after they complete their technical training. For additional information, please contact Yakima Valley College at 509.572.4956 or Perry Technical Institute at 509.453.0374.

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