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Perry Technical Institute (external link)

School Name and Address

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Perry Technical Institute
2011 West Washington Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903
Main telephone 509.453.0374
Website https://www.perrytech.edu/ (external link)
Request more information https://www.perrytech.edu/about/contact.html (external link)

General Information (external link)

General information

Public or private Private
Type of school Perry Technical Institute is a non-profit technical school that offers 13 specialized training programs: Agricultural Equipment Technician; Automotive Technology; Business Technology & Accounting; Construction; Electrical Technology; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology; Information Technology & Communication Systems; Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology; Precision Machining & Manufacturing; Medical Assistant; Medical Office Administration & Coding; Plumbing Technician; and Welding Technology.
Date founded 1940
Degrees offered Certificate
School accreditation Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and licensed by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Authorized by the Washington State Student Achievement Council and approved by the Veteran's Administration.
Specialized accreditation Most programs offer students the opportunity to earn industry certifications.
Specialized licensure The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries provides licensing for Electrical Technology; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology; Plumbing Technician; and Information Technology & Communication Systems.

School setting

Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Yakima
Population of city the school is in 84,300
Public transportation to campus Public transportation is available through Yakima Transit. Schedules are available in the main office.
Student parking on campus Parking is available to students at no charge.
Campus size 40 acres
County Yakima

School visits

Visitor information website https://www.perrytech.edu/admissions/visit.html (external link)
School visit availability School groups are welcome on Perry's campus. To schedule a tour, call the Admissions Office at 509.453.0374 or 888.528.8586. Tours are offered Monday through Thursday.
Contact to set up school visit Admissions; 509.453.0374, ext. 5781 or 888.528.8586, ext. 5751; admissions@perrytech.edu

Additional information

Thirteen programs offered at Perry are certificate programs. The Business Technology & Accounting and Information Technology & Communication Systems are degree programs where students earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. An Associate of Applied Science degree can be earned in several certificate programs by taking additional courses at Yakima Valley Community College.

Student Body


Number of full time, male students 667
Number of full time, female students 127
Total number of male students 667
Total number of female students 127
Total number of students 795
Class size never exceeds 26 students.


Program costs

Total program costs vary by program ranging from $19,500 to $46,335. Variables include the length of the program, books, tools and additional fees. Costs include tuition, fees, books, and tools.

Tuition rates vary by

Academic program/major
Degree level (e.g., certificate, associate, bachelor's)

Tuition refund policy

Follows Washington State requirements as detailed in https://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=490-105-130 (external link)
Contact the school for more information.

Tuition payment plans available

Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term)
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years)

Tuition waivers available to


Financial Aid (external link)

Contact for counseling or more information

Mayra Fernandez
Director of Financial Aid
509.453.0374 or 888.528.8586
Financial aid office website https://www.perrytech.edu/financial-aid/ (external link)
Scholarship list website https://www.perrytech.edu/financial-aid/ (external link)

Applying for financial aid

Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Other requirements See the "Financial Aid" page located at https://www.perrytech.edu/financial-aid/ (external link)

Financial aid programs at this school

Federal PLUS loans (for parents)
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized)
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized)
Distribute information on private loans.
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships and grants
State-sponsored scholarships and grants
Washington State Need Grants and Washington State Opportunity Grants.
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics
Student employment
Work study
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored
Perry Technical Institute was named a Veteran Supportive School by the Washington Department of Veteran's Affairs.

https://www.perrytech.edu/veterans/ (external link)

Admissions (external link)

Contact for more information

Enrollment Services Office
509.453.0374 ext. 5750
Admissions office website https://www.perrytech.edu/admissions/ (external link)

Education required for admission

High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Other education requirements for admission Valid state issued photo ID or driver's license

Application dates 

Admission is available Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Application deadline Continuous
Notified of acceptance by Continuous

Application requirements

Online application available https://www.perrytech.edu/admissions/enrollment.html (external link)
Application fee $25 exam fee; $100 registration fee
Application fee waived Application fee is waived when prospective students attend an open house event and while they are on campus set a time to take the entrance exam.
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for some students
Other application materials A valid driver's license and current driving abstract is required for the automotive technology program.
The graphics technology program requires two reference forms as part of the application process.


Required exams Admission is dependent on successful passage of a program entrance exam.

Other admissions information

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

Academics (external link) (PDF file)

Degrees offered

Certificate or diploma

School catalog

School catalog website https://www.perrytech.edu/doc/catalog.pdf (external link) (PDF file)
Academic index website https://www.perrytech.edu/programs/  (external link)

Faculty and instruction

Grading system 4.0 point scale

Graduation requirements

Minimum 2.0 GPA
Completion of required credit hours
Satisfactory attendance record
Maintain proper student conduct
Fulfill all financial obligations

Attendance options

Full time
Evening/weekend classes offered in one program.


Computers on campus for student use
Computer lab available to students
Assistance available for students filling out the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

Student Services

Academic services for all students

Academic advising
Pre-enrollment mathematics course offered.

Other services for all students

Student lounge

Services for students with disabilities

Disability Accommodations
509.453.0374 ext. 5862

Additional services available for these groups

https://www.perrytech.edu/veterans/ (external link)

Women in Trades
https://www.perrytech.edu/students/women-in-trades.html (external link)

Career Services

Contact for more information

Career Services
509.453.0374 ext. 5776
Career services website https://www.perrytech.edu/careers/ (external link)

Career services offered

Alumni networking and mentoring
Career counseling
Career library
Job bank
Job fairs
Job interview preparation
Job interviews
On campus recruitment by employers
Placement assistance
Résumé preparation assistance
Perry Technical Institute offers students and alumni lifetime career services.

Educational programs (external link)

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