Perry Technical Institute welcomes prospective applicants who are seeking education in one of the school’s 14 training programs. All applicants must have earned a high school diploma, General Education Development Certificate (GED), or recognized equivalent, and be at least 16 years of age. Age restrictions may vary for specific programs. Perry Technical Institute programs are considered full-time and run year-round.

Perry Technical Institute admits students of any race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, national origin, age, ancestry, veteran or military status, and disability to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, gender, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities.

Enrollment Procedures

To begin the enrollment process, applicants should contact an Admissions representative at Perry Technical Institute in writing, by telephone, or through electronic means to request program information and to take a tour of the school facilities:

Perry Technical Institute

2011 W. Washington Ave.

Yakima, WA 98903


Toll-free 888.528.8586



Once applicants have completed a program tour and made a decision to apply, they should contact Enrollment Services to complete the following requirements in order to be enrolled into the program of their choice. Enrollment Services will review the application for enrollment and notify the applicant of all enrollment status updates in writing. 

For more information regarding enrollment requirements and policies, contact Enrollment Services.

Enrollment Requirements

  1. Submit a Perry Technical Institute application for enrollment.
  2. Pay a $25 exam fee and pass the entrance exam for the selected program.
  3. Provide proof of satisfactory completion of high school equivalent education and an approved form of photo identification.
  4. Pay a $100 registration fee to secure a seat in an available start date.
  5. Attend mandatory new student orientation and sign an enrollment agreement.

Applicants to the Automotive Technology program must provide a three-year driving abstract and have a valid driver’s license. HVAC/R applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Medical Assistant program applicants must successfully pass a criminal background check. Professional Truck Driving program applicants must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and provide a five-year driving abstract, and proof of a completed medical examiner’s report and pre-employment drug screening from a FMCSA approved medical examiner. Driving abstracts expire after six months.

Perry Tech enrolls students based on the date their registration fee is paid. Students requesting to be placed on the waiting list for a term that is full at the time of payment will be enrolled for the next available start date and added to a waiting list for all requested earlier start dates. Students who request a change in enrollment date after paying the registration fee will be charged a $50 term change fee. Candidates will confirm they have already received a course catalog or will receive one at the time of acceptance to Perry Technical Institute.

For more information regarding enrollment requirements and policies, contact Enrollment Services at 509.453.0374 x5750.

Enrollment Capacity

The stated capacity for each program refers to both the classroom and laboratory settings.

AET 17 per section, 34 total
AUTO 18 per section, 54 total
BTA 26 per section, 78 total
CST 17 per section, 34 total
ELEC 24 per section, 192 total
HVAC/R 24 per section, 96 total
ITCS 26 per section, 104 total
INSTRU 24 per section, 192 total
MED 26 per section, 52 total
MOAC 26 per section, 26 total
PLMB 17 per section, 34 total
PMM 14 per section, 14 total
PTD 8 per section, 8 total
WLD 22 per section, 66 total

Entrance Examination Requirements

All applicants must pass an entrance examination before they can enroll. Exam requirements vary by program. Exam preparation resources, minimum passing scores, and policies can be found at perrytech.edu/exam


The school does not provide housing for students. Subject to availability, dorm accommodations are available on the Yakima Valley College campus for eligible students. Information on rental units and dorm accommodations may be obtained from Enrollment Services or at perrytech.edu/admissions/housing.html.

Transfer of Credit Policy

Due to the unique occupational nature of the courses offered at Perry Technical Institute, transfer credits from other post-secondary institutions are not accepted.

The transferability of credits earned at Perry Technical Institute is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at Perry Technical Institute will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at Perry Technical Institute to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at Perry Technical Institute will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned.

Articulation Agreements

A collaborative program between Perry Technical Institute and Yakima Valley College provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science in three technical areas:

  • Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • Electrical Technology

An Associate of Applied Science along with the technical program allows students to work more effectively in their chosen field and to help them compete for advanced opportunities. In addition to completing their program at Perry Technical Institute, students complete credits at Yakima Valley College. Credits are designated as core requirements and are required for all programs.

Upon acceptance into one of these three certificate programs at Perry, students may begin taking required classes at Yakima Valley College to complete their AAS degree. This can be done while waiting for entrance into the technical portion of their degree (prior to starting classes at Perry), while they complete the technical training at Perry, or after they complete their technical training.

For additional information, please contact Yakima Valley College at 509.572.4956 (yvcc.edu) or Perry Technical Institute at 509.453.0374.