Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology
After years of working and raising a family, Bonnie Wagoner returned to school in pursuit of a degree. With an interest in computers and a need to update her skill set to be competitive for a new job, Wagoner chose the field of information technology.
Shortly after she began her first quarter, Wagoner’s husband was diagnosed with a life-ending disease. Finding flexibility in online classes, she was able to continue her education and help care for her husband. “Through YVCC’s IT program I was able to work part-time and care from my husband while taking online classes. The online classes really gave me the opportunity to obtain my degree,” stated Wagoner. She excelled in her coursework and gained a solid knowledge base to pursue a new career. “Each class opened a window into the fascinating world of computer science. I know I have accomplished a great deal and I am very proud. The feeling of confidence this program gave me is amazing,” she continued.
After graduating with an associate of applied science degree in information technology in June 2011, Wagoner was hired by the Department of Ecology. “YVCC gave me the ability to earn a degree through some very tough times in my life. I am able to use the skills I learned every day, and I am stepping into my future as a skilled, confident, and accomplished woman,” she concluded.
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