Get the skills you need to get back to work

Are you without a job, struggling to find work because you lack a high school diploma or industry training, YVC’s adult education program can help you get the skills you need for a new job – one you can support a family on.

Yakima Valley College’s adult education programs are currently providing instruction remotely via online options with additional assistance by phone and email.

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How Can I Move Ahead with Adult Ed?

Adult education programs offer you an onramp to a better job and a college education.

You can start with basic classes in reading and math and move on to a class that prepares you to earn your high school equivalency and then into a career training program. If you already have your high school diploma or equivalency, you can go right into one of our career training programs.

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Adult Basic Education

As students complete their studies in ABE they are ready to either enroll in college-level courses or find employment.

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General Equivalency Development

GED Preparation is offered to students interested in studying for the GED exam through individualized and classroom support.

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Finish High School

Students who are 16+ years of age can earn high school credit in order to earn a high school diploma. We several options to finish high school: High School+, Step Up to CollegeHigh School Diploma when completing an Associate Degree.

Why Adult Education
get the skills you need

Move Ahead with AdultED

Yakima Valley College is a proud partner of #MoveAheadWithAdultEd, a new national campaign enrolling adult learners into career training programs that equip them with skills that lead to jobs paying a family-sustaining wage.

Move Ahead with Adult ED

Campus Locations and Learning Centers

Yakima Campus

​ S. 16th & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902 (Sundquist​​)

Grandview Campus

500 W. Main Street, Grandview, WA 98930​


401 E. Mountainview, Ellensburg, WA 98926


720 West Third Avenue, Toppenish, WA 98948