May 28, 2024  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2020-2021 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exploratory Pathway

If you have looked at the pathways but have not decided which is the best fit for you, you might consider the Exploratory Pathway. With plenty of guidance, this pathway gives you opportunities to explore your options and interests. You will know this pathway has helped you decide a path forward when you are ready to leave it for one of the other pathways. Advisors will help you to move to the pathway you choose. If you are in this pathway past thirty credits, you should consider earning an associate in arts DTA degree to retain the flexibility to attend a four year college or university.

If you are enrolled in English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes, are taking classes to prepare for taking the GED test, or are working towards earning a high school diploma, then you are also in the Exploratory Pathway. You will learn about each of the other pathways and the many degrees and certificates available to you at YVC. If you participate in one of several I-BEST opportunities, you can get a jump start towards earning a credential in one of the college pathways. As you complete your pre-college coursework, you will have the information you need to select a pathway that is right for you.