Apr 15, 2024  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA

The associate in arts - direct transfer agreement (DTA) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. YVC offers a variety of disciplines so that students can select their course load based on their area of interest within this degree.

Group C

Choose three to five credits

Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be used to satisfy Humanities distribution. Choose three to five credits from:

Core Classes

Select courses from THREE disciplines (subject areas) from the respective list of approved Humanities, Natural Sciences or Social Sciences distribution courses located under the DTA Distribution List  section in the catalog.

No more then ten credits from any one discipline (subject area) is allowed.

Maximum of five credits may be taken as “S” grades.

2.0 GPA required


Choose fifteen credits

May include a maximum of five credits in skill performance courses which are indicated with a (P) in the approved distribution list and maximum of five credits of 100 level foreign languages OR 100 level American Sign Language.

Natural Science/Math

Choose fifteen credits

Must include one lab course which is indicated with a (L) in the approved distribution list.

Social Sciences

Choose fifteen credits


Core Electives

Choose fifteen to seventeen credits

Should be chosen carefully from the distribution of courses listed in Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (Group B above) and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences (located under the DTA Distribution List  section in the catalog). Minimum 2.00 GPA required in this distribution area.

General Electives

Choose ten to twelve credits

Any college level course numbered 100 or above. These may include additional core electives as well as courses from the Restricted List. No more than three PE activity credits apply toward the AA degree.

Total Credits 90

Areas of Interest:

Students can focus on the following disciplines while pursuing an associate in arts - direct transfer agreement (DTA) degree:

  • Anthropology
  • American Sign Language
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chican@ Studies
  • Communications
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography (physical)
  • Geography (human)
  • Geology
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Sociology