The Information Technology program promotes success in the profession by effectively equipping students with the technology and communication skills necessary to meet the needs of a changing industry  The faculty is committed to delivering excellent instruction, and the college is dedicated to providing students  with the tools to succeed.  All full-time faculty have appropriate degrees or certifications.

YVCC offers exciting Information Technology degree programs.  Our modern facility offers computer classrooms, one hardware classroom, and one CISCO router classroom

The IT program offers four comprehensive Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees:

  • Network Administration
  • Support Specialist
  • Web Technologist
  • General IT

In addition to a 59-credit core, students will complete specific degree requirements which includes courses that present the following concepts:  theory, history, software, Internet, networking, hardware, programming, human relations, computation, communications, and ethics/law.  Degrees are awarded upon completion of required degree and core courses with a minimum  GPA of 2.0.

Web Technologist

In the Web Technologist degree, students will learn to design, and maintain web pages using current industry software.  The students will also learn how to administer and maintain a web server.  This Associate of Applied Science degree is 98 credits.


Support Specialist

The focus of the IT Support Specialist degree is preparing students for the A+ certification exam, Microsoft MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification exams, and providing a strong IT knowledge base necessary in industry.  Hardware and software installation, end-user support, and troubleshooting skills will also be taught.  This Associate of Applied Science degree is 95 credits.


IT General Degree

With assistance from an IT advisor, students will complete the IT core and 100-level and above courses from the departments listed below to total at least 90 credits for their degree.  This degree allows students to get a solid background in IT and also supplement their degree with other interests or skills necessary for the student's intended occupation.

  • Agriculture  
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Up to 10 credits from Arts and Sciences

Network Administrator

This degree enables students to install, administer, configure, and troubleshoot networks.  This curriculum prepares students for industry recognized CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification and offers courses that work towards the MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) and the MCSE (Microsoft Certified  Systems Engineer) exams.  This Associate of Applied Science degree is 98 credits.



Information Technology Certificates

In addition to our (AAS) degrees we also offer Information Technology Certificates.  Completion of a certificate will enable students to seek employment as well as continue with an Information Technology degree as most of the classes in the certificate requirements compose the Information Technology core requirements.  Certificate Offerings are:

  • A+

  • Microsoft Access

  • CISCO Internetworking

  • Microsoft Excel

  • IT Computer User

  • IT General Certificate

  • Microsoft Office Suite




Contact Us for More Information


Via the phone: (509) 574-4792

              TDD (509) 574-4600

or write to the following address:

Information Technology Program

Yakima Valley Community College

PO Box 22520

Yakima, WA 98907-2520