YVC Offers New Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP

Yakima, WA – Beginning Spring Quarter 2018, Yakima Valley College’s Information Technology Program offers students the opportunity to earn a new Associate in Computer Science Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA). This pathway will provide students with a solid foundation, preparing them for competitive computer science programs at universities in Washington state.  The new degree is designed to help meet the local need for qualified programmers; currently there are more jobs for software developers than there are computer science graduates.

The Associate in Computer Science DTA is the newest direct transfer agreement between the state’s community/technical college system and universities, and the only one offered in Eastern Washington. YVC offers this degree for students choosing to earn a pre-computer science degree in preparation for transfer. Graduates with a 2.0 GPA or better will be admitted to universities as juniors with all or most prerequisites for the computer science major completed.

Washington universities honoring YVC’s new DTA:

  • Central Washington University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Heritage University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Martin’s University
  • University of Washington
  • Whitworth University
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University

For more information about YVC’s new Computer Science DTA visit www.yvcc.edu/IT.

Jay Frank / 509.574.6870 / jfrank@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu