Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) is one of the oldest community colleges in Washington, having been founded in 1928.
YVCC serves over 10,000 students a year through two campuses located in Yakima and Grandview, as well as learning centers located in Ellensburg, Toppenish, and Goldendale. The YVCC student population includes dual-enrollment high school students (Running Start), high school graduates, those in mid-career seeking job training or continuing education, as well as people learning English and other basic literacy skills. College programs of study include university transfer in the arts and sciences and degrees in the health sciences and other vocational fields. The college also offers customized training for business and industry. YVCC has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-serving institution and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The college's athletic teams are called the Yaks. Due to budget cuts, many sports teams have been discontinued. Currently there are only 2 male sports and 4 female.
Coordinates: 46°35′11″N 120°31′41″W / 46.58639°N 120.52806°W