Through a cooperative agreement between Yakima Valley College and Perry Technical Institute, students have the opportunity to earn both an Associate of Applied Science Degree from YVC and a PTI certificate. This unique partnership allows you to enhance your trade skill education while simultaneously providing you with a foundation of Human Relations, Communications, Mathematics and a broad range of Business related electives. The following Perry Tech programs all qualify to participate in the Combined Degrees pathway:
Electrical Technology: Perry Technical Institute’s 24-month program offers students a diversified curriculum that guides them through the process of becoming electricians. During classroom, lab and fieldwork experiences, students gain valuable theory while incorporating current NEC codes and WAC/RCW rules, laws, and procedures with hands-on application.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology (HVAC/R): Perry Technical Institute’s 24-month program covers all aspects of the field, from refrigeration fundamentals to direct digital control and energy management systems.
Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology: Perry Technical Institute’s 24-month program introduces students to today’s world of computerized industrial automated manufacturing.
By completing a designated PTI program and earning an additional 32 credits through Yakima Valley College, students can graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree from YVC and a certificate from Perry Tech. After paying the PTI registration fee, accepted students are eligible to begin the required courses at Yakima Valley College. YVC offers both online and in-seat classes. Previously earned credits may apply.
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YVC gainful employment information is available here. This degree is offered by YVC. They are responsible for transfer of time in class at Perry to accepted credits at their school. To learn more about the details of the Associate of Applied Sciences Degree courses click the following button:
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