Student Services

Advising and Counseling

Career advising is available through instructors or Career Services. Career Services may be reached by phone at 509.453.0374 or in person in the Learning Resource Center.

Academic, attendance, and conduct advising is provided in tandem by the instructor, department head, and assigned program dean. Students in need of personal counseling may request services through their assigned dean.

First Aid/CPR Training

Students are required to obtain a two-year First Aid, CPR, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Automated External Defibrillator certification. Perry Technical Institute offers the certification class on campus. This certification is mandatory and a fee will be applied to the student’s account when applicable.

Job Placement

As a student or graduate, Perry Technical Institute offers continuous career services to assist with:

  1. Job-search strategies
  2. Resume and cover letter preparation
  3. Mock interviews
  4. Locating job advertisements
  5. Coordination of company interviews on campus

While the school cannot guarantee placement upon completion of a training program, you may contact Career Services at or 509.453.0374 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Student Accident Insurance

Perry Technical Institute requires each enrolled student to participate in the school’s student accident insurance which covers accidents that occur during on-campus training-related activities, off-campus training-related field work, and unpaid externships. The student accident insurance is mandatory and the fee will be applied to the student’s account each term. Information about student accident insurance and claim forms are available through the Facilities & Safety Office.

Learning Resource System

The school’s Learning Resource System materials are integrated into the school’s curriculum and program requirements as a mechanism to enhance the educational process and to facilitate positive learning outcomes for students. Perry Technical Institute provides learning resource materials that are commensurate with the level of education provided and appropriate to the courses of study in sufficient quantity and scope to meet the educational objectives of each program. Perry Technical Institute has a partnership with the Yakima Valley Libraries which provides Perry students with 24/7 access to a complete collection of online libraries and databases. In addition, the library offers computers, books, internet access, and research assistance. Students will be required to obtain a Yakima Valley Library Card upon enrollment. Students will be trained to locate and use information through the learning resource system.

The PTI Learning Resource Center is located off the Michael G. Smith Hallway. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (excluding school closures and holidays).