Continuing Education

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Continuing Education

As a service to the communities of the Yakima Valley, Yakima Valley College (YVC) offers a limited selection of self-supported courses and workshops to address special interests. Self-supported courses do not receive funding from the State of Washington, and depend solely on the fee charged to participating students.

Continuing Education courses and workshops may be offered in a variety of fields, including but not limited to recreation, conversational languages, art, music, business and financial planning, and other interest areas. The community service courses or workshops offered will vary depending on interest, instructor availability, and availability of appropriate facilities.

Continuing Education courses do not offer credit, and may not be used to satisfy degree or certificate requirements. Courses are subject to change or cancellation without notice. For current fees and schedules please contact the YVC Registration Office at 509.574.4700.

Basic Mountaineering

Offered Spring Quarter. This course consists of five evening classes at YVC (held yearly between April and May). The rest will be taught onsite, outdoors. This

5655 REC 076 Basic Mountaineering; M 7:00-9:30pm

The class will be held April 16 to June 23, 2018. There are six evening classes at YVC (April 16 to May 21, 2018). The rest of the course will be taught on-site, outdoors, by members of Central Washington Mountain Rescue. This course covers basic equipment, risk and hazard evaluation, physiological needs of climbers, basic rock climbing through easy fifth class, how to set up a top rope system, safe methods of snow and glacier travel, and crevasse rescue techniques.

Prerequisite: Minimum age of 18. Required: General physical fitness, personal gear such as pack and appropriate clothing, transportation to field sessions, reading from text, participation in class and field sessions, and a possible overnight. Students wishing to participate in the final glacier travel field session on June 23 will be expected to demonstrate physical fitness to an instructor any time prior to that date, at preliminary field sessions or optional conditioning hikes that will be offered.

Fee Schedule: $15 payable to YVC at registration and up to $175.00 to Central Washington Mountain Rescue, payable by the first night of class, or $200.00 after that.  You have the option of paying the class fee online at:  See instructions on website for payment process.

Space is limited. Register between March 22-28, 2018. For additional information, contact Satch Ludington at 408.462.2048 or email:


​The Career Connection Center at YVC is committed to connecting individuals interested in improving their job skills through specialized training with resources to help them be successful students.

The Career Connection Center 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.

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The following community courses are operated through our Career Connection Center.

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