President’s Welcome

Dr Linda KaminskiChoosing a college in which to pursue higher education is a very important decision. This web site provides information to assist you in determining how the mission, programs, and services provided by Yakima Valley College can best prepare you to achieve your educational and career goals.

Since it began in 1928, Yakima Valley College has focused continually on student success. We value our role in building the future of the Yakima Valley. Our part in that future is tied to the success of every student who enters our doors. You may be enrolled in Yakima or Grandview or at one of our three learning centers, or through the interactive web-based classes as we become more integrated with multiple distance-learning options. However and wherever you learn, know that we are committed to providing access, instructional and technological quality, and the support services which will ensure your success. The influence of our college reverberates throughout the state and nation in the lives of our graduates.

Our vision for the future actively engages YVC in responding to student needs, building community internally and externally, integrating technology, embracing mutual respect and promoting effective learning. Whether you have come to us for basic education, developmental needs, language proficiency, job skills or transfer programs, meeting your needs is our primary mission. YVC’s excellent faculty and staff, as well as our community partners of the Yakima Valley, will assist you in acquiring the knowledge needed to be a skilled professional in the workforce of the 21st Century.


Linda J. Kaminski, Ed.D.