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Gainful Employment Disclosure

Wenatchee Valley College publishes outcomes information on programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, in compliance with the Department of Education’s final rule on Program Integrity Issues (Federal Register, October 29, 2010). This requirement applies to training programs that are at least one academic year but are not degree programs.

The following information is provided to meet these requirements and provide additional information to students and prospective students about certificate program outcomes.


Program Name and Length
Natural Resources
This program trains students in the basic understanding of ecosystems, safe and accurate measurement techniques, and natural resource management. It prepares individuals to work as seasonal or permanent technicians in federal, state, and local agencies. Job tasks with these agencies might include identifying plants or animals, testing water quality, counting and tagging animals, building trails, measuring trees, and navigating to a site using maps and global positioning.
Level of Program:
Program Length:
Four quarters (twelve months)
Cost of Program
Total tuition and required fees
Total estimated costs for books and supplies for the entire program
Total annual room and board charges if living on campus
College cost information 
Debt at Program Completion
Number of students completing the program in 2011-12
Program completion in normal time
On-time completion rate
Not reported if less than 10 completers in reporting year 
Job Placement
Occupations that students are prepared to enter: 
Forest and Conservation Technicians (SOC code 19-4093.00)
Soil and Water Conservationists (SOC code 19-1031.01)
Placement rate
WVC does not have access to data that allow reporting annual job placement rates for specific programs. For information on post-program employment and wages for the natural resources program, see the Washington Careerbridge website. 

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