Yakima Area Education
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Yakima Valley Community College
Main campus is in Yakima, a satellite center in Grandview and education centers in Ellensburg and Toppenish. Serving Yakima, Kittitas and Klickitat counties since 1928, YVCC is a public two-year institution offering fifty-three programs of study. The college provides lower division college arts and sciences, university transfer, vocational/technical education, community service and other adult basic education. General Associate and Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees are offered . Courses are available days, evenings and weekends. Average enrollment exceeds 6,100 students.
Central Washington University
A four-year year university, located in Ellensburg, Washington, is approximately 35 miles from Yakima. Central Washington University is one of six state supported institutions offering baccalaureate and graduate degrees. As a multipurpose institution, CWU offers undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences, business, professional education and certain technical fields, and graduate degrees at the master's level in arts and sciences and professional education. The university also offers pre-professional programs for students interested in pursuing additional training in professional schools. Average enrollment is 7,242 per quarter.
WSU Yakima Branch
The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 gave each land-grant university a mandate to extend results of research and scientific expertise to the people of the state in order to improve the quality of their lives and enterprises. The provisions of this act created a unique partnership of governments that supports Cooperative Extension. Cooperative Extension, a nationwide network that combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources, brings non-credit, practical education to the people. Washington State University Cooperative Extension helps people develop leadership skills and use research-based knowledge to improve their economic status and quality of life.
Perry Technical Institute
Established in 1939, PTI is a privately endowed, non-profit vocational technical school committed to preparing skilled technicians and craftsmen for the rapidly changing workplace. Average enrollment is 400.
Heritage College, founded in 1982, is a private, non-denominational, independent liberal arts college. Its mission is to provide quality, accessible higher education, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to a multicultural population that has bee n isolated from other four-year college opportunities. Within its strong liberal arts program, Heritage College offers professional and career-oriented programs for life and work in the rural communities of central Washington and elsewhere. Heritage, lo cated on the Yakama Indian Reservation near Toppenish, Washington, has an annual enrollment of about 1,100.
Sakie International College of Cosmetology
Our mission is to create an environment of quality as defined by our customers, to constantly adapt to our customers expectations and to build skills student skills leading toward their vision. We offer courses in Cosmetology, Manicuring, and Instructor Training. National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). Licensed by: Washington State Department of Licensing.
Since 1979, this private, non-profit university, has offered Bachelors' and Masters' degrees in Education, Business Administration, Accounting, Health Care Administration, Management Specialty, Technology/Engineering Management, Managerial and Organizational Leadership and Public Administration. Average enrollment is 100.