Jan 29, 2023  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2021-2022 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement

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

Students may graduate under the requirements for the degree set forth in the YVC catalog in force at the time of entry for a period of not more than five years, if continuously enrolled.


  • ENGL& 101: English Composition I
  • ENGL 102: English Composition II

Group B

Choose five credits

Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be used to satisfy Natural Science Distribution.

Choose five credits from:

MATH 107, MATH 111 , MATH 220 , MATH 264  

MATH& 107 , MATH& 132 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 153 , MATH& 254  

PHIL& 120  

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:

CAS 106  

CMST 140 , CMST 202 , CMST 230 

CMST& 101 , CMST& 210 , CMST& 220 

ENGL 203  

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 than 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 indicated with a (P) in the DTA Distribution List and maximum of five credits of 100-level Modern Languages or 100-level American Sign Language.

Natural Sciences/Math

Choose fifteen credits.

Must include one lab course indicated with a (L) in the DTA 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 and courses from the Restricted List. No more than three PE activity credits apply toward the AA degree.

Areas of Interest:

Students can focus on these 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