May 28, 2024  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agriculture (I-BEST Opportunities)

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Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)

I-BEST opportunities enable students to develop both their literacy and job skills as they prepare for the workforce and continued study in college. I-BEST offerings pair a professional/technical content instructor with an adult basic education instructor to help students progress in reading, writing, and math while also training for a career. I-BEST students can work on improving their basic educational skills while also earning college-level credit. Students participating in I-BEST can receive specialized financial aid and academic support services.

YVC offers the following I-BEST opportunities:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Agriculture
  • Business Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing Assistant Certified

For more information on the I-BEST programs, visit or call 509-574-4745.

Agriculture (AG) I-BEST

YVC offers a three quarter I-BEST AG program that prepares students interested in a career in the wine industry. This I-BEST focuses on Viticulture and Enology while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. After finishing this program, students will be one course away from a YVC Wine Sales Certificate. With this certificate, students can attain employment as a Tasting Room Attendant. This I-BEST program is available at YVC’s Grandview Campus and helps students pursue Viticulture and Wine Technology certificates and degrees in the STEM Pathway.

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