Information Technology

Our modern facility offers several computer classrooms, one hardware classroom, and one network classroom.

Practical development is stressed in Information Technology classes as students are presented with strategies for applying their studies to present and future needs of technology-related careers.

The faculty is committed to delivering excellent instruction, and the college is dedicated to providing students with the tools to succeed.

Associate Degrees

Computer Science , AA-DTA

Our Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP is a Direct Transfer Agreement/MRP agreement between the community and technical college system and Washington state universities. YVC offers this degree for students choosing to earn a pre-computer science degree in preparation for transfer. Graduates with a 2.0 or better will be able to transfer with junior status with all or most prerequisites for the computer science major completed.

IT General Degree, AAS

This degree provides students with an option to customize a degree reflective of their interests and occupational needs. Students will complete the IT core requirements plus select additional credits with close consultation of an IT Program Advisor to create a degree with a strong IT core combined with course numbered at least 100-level from the departments listed below for a total of at least 90 credits which may also include up to 10 credits from the Arts & Science division.

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology

Network Administrator, AAS

This degree enables students to install, administer, configure, and troubleshoot networks. This curriculum helps prepare students for industry recognized Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft certifications.

Support Specialist, AAS

The IT Support Specialist degree includes curriculum that helps prepare students for CompTIA and Microsoft certifications and provides opportunities for developing an IT knowledge base necessary for those in the Support Specialist degree. The curriculum includes hardware and software installations, end-user support, and troubleshooting skills.

Certificates

Access Certificate

The Access Certificate curriculum includes key office software applications and an opportunity to earn Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in  Access. The program provides complementary skills utilized by employees in various office positions within a company.

Cisco Networking Certificate

This certificate prepares students to work with Cisco networking equipment. The course material maps to Cisco certification requirements. Students are also trained in designing, configuring, and implementing network equipment within a small/medium-sized business enterprise network.

Excel Certificate

This certificate provides students with an understanding of Microsoft Excel and the skills necessary to work with spreadsheets in a production environment. The program provides complementary skills utilized by employees in various office positions within a company.

IT General Certificate

Completion of this certificate will enable students to seek employment and/or continue with an information technology degree.

Managing and Maintaining

This certificate prepares students with the skills necessary to preform basic hardware maintenance, troubleshooting, and installation on a PC.

Office Suite Certificate

The Office Suite Certificate curriculum includes key office software applications and an opportunity to earn Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. The program provides complementary skills utilized by employees in various office positions within a company.

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

IT Networking – System Administration, BAS

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology Networking – System Administration (BASIT) degree is designed for prospective students who have earned an Associate degree and need a pathway to a bachelor’s degree. This pathway combines lower-division technical and transfer courses with upper-division credits in Information Technology, resulting in an application-oriented, four-year degree. Full-time students are generally able to complete the degree in as few as two years.  Upon admission, students may start the program the following quarter.

This degree will broaden and deepen students’ foundational knowledge, adding general education, theory, advanced technical and professional skills, and integrative collaborating learning.

Degree and Certificate Worksheets

Degree and certificate worksheets can be found on the Degree/Certificate Search page. If you have questions concerning your degree progress, please make an appointment to discuss it with your advisor.

Department Contacts

Christi KittBusiness Department Chair
Yakima Campus
Deccio Higher Education Center
Building 8, Room 241
Phone: 509.574.4797
Kevin PalmateerInformation Technology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Deccio Higher Education Center
Building 8, Room 227
Phone: 509.574.4792
Michael BataliInformation Technology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Technology Complex
Building 24, Room 200A
Phone: 509.574.4790
Stefan AppersonInformation Technology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Technology Complex
Building 24, Room 200E
Phone: 509.574.4754
David DaltonInformation Technology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Technology Complex
Building 24, Room 200H
Phone: 509.574.4848
Pingel JacobInformation Technology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Technology Complex
Building 24, Room 200B
Phone: 509.574.4518
Cathy Van WinsenWorkforce Program Assistant
Yakima Campus
Technology Complex
Building 24, Room 100
Phone: 509.574.4796