Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC)

Yakima, WA

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Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima Valley Community College

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Associates
Agricultural Business and Management
Viticulture and Enology

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Certificate Program Associates
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Office Management and Supervision
Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Other Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design


Major Certificate Program Associates
Early Childhood Education
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Teacher Assistant/Aide


Major Certificate Program Associates
Engineering Mechanics

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Surgical Technologist

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates
Nutrition Sciences

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Legal Administrative Assistant

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Associates
Biology/Biological Sciences

Life Skills Training

Major Certificate Program Associates

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Associates
Mathematical Statistics and Probability

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates
Chemical Physics
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Associates
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician


Major Certificate Program Associates
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Word Processing

Veterinary Medicine

Major Certificate Program Associates
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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YVCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Yakima Valley Community College 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

The classes and programs are interesting and provide much for the mind to feed on, with balanced and manageable sized classes that make you feel like you are not just invisible. The professors also are lively and helpful, providing the excellent help to students that seek their aid.

YVCC Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Retention Rate 58%
Carnegie Class Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August, September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Weekend College
  • Day Classes
  • Night Classes
  • Online Classes

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology
  • Vocational Arts

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 88
  • Latino: 8
  • African American: 1
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
  • Asian: 1
Caucasian 88
Latino 8
African American 1
American Indian or Alaska native 1
Asian 1

Faculty at Yakima Valley Community College

Total Faculty 275
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 24
Full-Time Professors 306
Male Faculty 124
Part-Time Professors 173
Women Faculty 151

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