Oct 17, 2021  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2021-2022 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2021-2022

Arts & Humanities Pathway

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If you are interested in art, languages, philosophy, history, or the other disciplines that strive to make sense of humanity’s place in the universe, you can choose Arts & Humanities Pathway. If you choose this pathway, you are likely working toward a Direct Transfer Degree (DTA) to continue on to a university or other four year college. Graduates in Arts & Humanities disciplines often go on to careers involving highly developed critical thinking and communication skills. These skills apply to many careers making them “transferable,” giving the student the flexibility to use them in an ever changing global economy. Students interested in teaching language arts, art, or music in high school should also consider this pathway.

As with all the pathways, you may move to a different pathway at any time. If you so choose, an advisor can help you.

Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)*
Areas of Interest Degree
American Sign Language AA-DTA  
Art AA-DTA  
Communications AA-DTA  
Drama AA-DTA  
English AA-DTA  
Music AA-DTA  
Philosophy AA-DTA  
Spanish AA-DTA  

*YVC offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. Following is a list of the degrees offered by YVC: Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA), Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (AA-DTA/MRP), Associate in Nursing - Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (AN-DTA/MRP), Associate in Science - Transfer Track 1 (AS-T T1), and Associate in Science - Transfer Track 2 (AS-T T2). All public and most private universities in Washington State have agreed to accept transfer students who have earned these degrees, with junior standing upon admission. Admission to a specific major is not guaranteed, but completing a transfer degree with an area of interest can better prepare a student for admission to a major program of study. Ask your YVC advisor about how to plan your Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree around one area of emphasis.



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