Associate of Applied Science in Food Technology
YVCC’s Agriculture Program provides critical job training to support the demand of industry growth. Appealing to a wide range of students, YVCC’s curriculum focuses on rigorous classroom instruction, hands-on training, and internships to prepare students for successful careers.
Recent graduate Lerina Garza knows first-hand the benefit of earning a two-year degree at YVCC. Interested in returning to school after completing her GED requirements years earlier, Garza began her pursuit of a career in YVCC’s classroom. “I really liked science,” stated Garza. “Agriculture is a big industry. I like the idea of going into this field because I could find a job locally,” she continued. Garza graduated in 2010 with her associate of applied science degree in food technology.
With her degree in hand, Garza was offered a position at Tree Top, Inc. in Selah, Washington as a document administrator. “I help our eight different facilities gather documentation to make sure we meet federal and state requirements,” stated Garza. She enjoys her work and hopes to transition to product development in the future.
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