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Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

STEM Pathway

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STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. If you are interested in these topics, the STEM Pathway is for you. The STEM Pathway offers degrees and certificates for students who want to be doctors or dentists, pharmacists or physical therapists, students who want to design and build complex structures such as computer systems, machines, buildings, or who plan on managing farms, starting wineries, or pursuing research in any field of science or mathematics. Students interested in teaching high school sciences should also consider this pathway. While some degrees and certificates end at YVC, many of them transfer to four year colleges and universities.

As with all the pathways, you may choose to 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
Biology AA-DTA  / AS-T T1  
Chemistry AA-DTA  / AS-T T1  
Engineering AS-T T2  
Geography (physical) AA-DTA  
Geology AA-DTA  
Mathematics AA-DTA  
Nutrition AA-DTA  
Physics AA-DTA  / AS-T T2  
Pre-Dental *See Advisor
Pre-Medical *See Advisor
Pre-Pharmacy *See Advisor
Pre-Physical Therapy *See Advisor
Pre-Veterinary *See Advisor

*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 (AB-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 of these areas of emphasis.


    AssociateI-BEST Opportunities

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