Prepare for high demand, high wage careers at YVC

Yakima Valley College’s Workforce Education Division offers students a pathway to in-demand jobs that allow students to learn new skills, upgrade skills in their current field, change careers or enter the job market for the first time. The deadline to apply and pay admission for fall quarter 2024 for new or returning degree/certificate-seeking students is August 13.  

Programs include classroom instruction and hands-on experience in campus labs as well as work-based learning opportunities. There are opportunities for students to work on short-term skills development or certificates and degrees, depending on their short- and long-term goals.

Areas of study include automotive service, business, information technology, allied health, dental, medical, criminal justice, education, agriculture, engineering, vineyard and winery, nursing, veterinary technology and more.

No matter where you’re going, YVC is the place to start! With many academic options, you can earn the training, degree or certificate you need to get a great job, or just to brush up on skills in an area that interests you. YVC’s open-door policy enables all community members to enroll without regard for their past educational record.

Are you a first-time college student or transferring from another school and planning to earn a degree or certificate? New, transfer and returning degree-seeking students, visit our admissions website to apply and get started.

Are you interested in enrolling in a class or two for personal enrichment, professional development or just plain fun? Non-degree seeking students, those not intending to obtain a degree or certificate, are welcome to enroll in courses that total 11 credits or less per quarter.  Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. Registration begins September 16 for part-time, non-degree/certificate-seeking students for fall quarter 2024.

YVC is a public institution of higher education dedicated to strengthening our communities by providing opportunities for personal enrichment, economic mobility and sociocultural engagement. Founded in 1928, YVC serves all students holistically, supports all students’ learning goals, and fosters achievement within career and educational pathways. As a federally designated Hispanic-serving Institution residing on the traditional homelands of the 14 Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, YVC cultivates equity and a culture of innovative and inclusive teaching and learning.

A new quarter starts soon! Take the first step today! Visit to get started.

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