Engineers are in high demand. Jobs are available now in both the public sector and private industries.

Engineering Program


Engineering is the practical application of math and science to solve problems. Engineers are problem-solvers who make things work faster, cheaper, and more efficiently. Technologies developed by engineers improve the ways that we live, communicate, work, travel, stay healthy, and entertain ourselves. From computer chips to cellphones and buildings to automobiles, engineering makes every aspect of our modern life possible.

YVC Engineering offers the following degrees and certificates:

  • AAS in Civil Engineering Technology
  • AAS in Land Survey and Construction Design Technology
  • AS Track 2 – Engineering Transfer degree
  • Engineering Technology Certificate
  • CAD Certificate
  • Land Survey Certificate



Engineering Technology Certificate

Are you creative and good with technology? Engineering Technology could be the right career for you.

In this program, you’ll develop the critical thinking and computer drafting skills needed to create manufacturing drawings for everything from basic residential building to complex commercial building designs.

Whether you want to work as a technician in drafting, design or sales, this program prepares you to join engineering teams in the manufacturing, testing, aerospace and construction industries.

Note: The one-year Engineering Technology certificate program is the first year of the associate of applied science construction design and civil engineering technology degrees.

CAD Certificate

The CAD Technology Certificate is designed to provide students with the skills and technical knowledge requested by employers using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. This an 18 credit certificate.

Land Surveying Certificate

The Land Survey certificate is designed to provide the students with skills in surveying and offer opportunities as a survey tech in the industry. This is a short certificate of 18 credits. Of these 11 credits are field work with a survey professional.


Rajkumar RajDepartment Chair
Yakima Campus
Engineering & Physics Center
Building 34, Room 119
Phone: 509.574.4752

Lori FergusonProgram Coordinator
Yakima Campus
Technology Complex
Building 24, Room 100H
Phone: 509.574.6810