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Perry Technical Institute Programs

  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Business Technology & Accounting
  • Electrical Technology
  • Information Technology & Communication Systems
  • Medical Assistant
  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction
  • HVAC/R
  • Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology
  • Medical Office Administration & Coding
  • Welding Technology

Perry Technical Institute


Perry Technical Institute



Perry Technical Institute is prepared to exceed expectations for student outreach through a full-service team of admissions representatives. Admissions faculty are valuable on campus for questions or tours Monday thru Thursday and are also available online to field questions. Admissions at Perry Tech sponsor a variety of helpful and informative campus activities and events including career fairs, tours, orientations and meetings.



Financial Aid

Financial aid counselors at Perry Technical institute are committed to finding the best fit for financial assistance and student benefits. Benefits are offered through a mix of scholarships, grants, awards, jobs, loans and federal, state or local funding sources. Additional private funding sources for fees including textbooks, housing and extra expenses are something Perry Tech can offer financial counsel for students on as well.


Grant opportunities sponsored and recognized by Perry Tech include:

Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
State Need Grant
College Bound Scholarship
Opportunity Grant

Loans opportunities sponsored by Perry Tech:
Direct Subsidized Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Alternative Loans
Institutional Tool Loans


If other opportunities and benefit packages do not apply, students at Perry Tech are encouraged to look into additional financial aid offers including:

- Federal Work Study
- Worker Retraining Grant
- Outside Funding Assistance



Programs and certification opportunities sponsored by Perry Technical Institute include:
- 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
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Office Administration & Coding
- Precision Machining & Manufacturing
- Welding Technology


Agricultural Equipment Technician: Students have the opportunity to become an important part of the world’s most in-demand industry through training programs offered by Perry Technical Institute. Students will learn how to utilize GPS technology to increase crop yields and learn how to use advanced electronic control systems, machinery and technology to help grow the already profitable and necessary fields of farming and ranching. Program participants will be prepared with the right technical and mechanical skills and abilities to join the work force with in the field of agriculture. Graduates will be able to effectively assist in agricultural and construction projects. Curriculum material covers topics and objectives including:
-Professional development
-Electrical systems
-Power train theory
-Diesel fuel systems
-Engine theory and repair
-Hydraulics and implements
-Fuel systems


Automotive Technology: To succeed in the world of automotive service, students will need to gain familiarity with technology as well as tools. The vehicle industry is moving at a rapid pace, requiring qualified graduates to go to work in the field of automotive technology. Graduates will be able to fully grasp the ins and outs of vehicle assembly lines through instruction and training on complex series steps which ensure automotive efficiency, safety and dependability. Perry Tech offers a one year automotive technology training program in which students will learn operation and theory in classroom and applied practice settings in well-equipped automotive shops. Program graduates will be able to go to work in entry-level positions at independent shops, mobile service stations, fleet service shops, automotive technician dealerships and parts supply houses.

Curriculum will cover:
-Engine performance, maintenance, and repair
-Suspension and steering
-Automatic transmission/transaxle
-Brake systems
-Heating and air conditioning
-Electrical/electronic systems
-Manual drive trains and axles
-Light vehicle diesel engines


Business Technology & Accounting:

Program topics and certification tracks will include:
Training in: Microsoft Office Suite, Accounting/payroll, Human resources, business law.
Certification in: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel. QuickBooks, Bookkeeping


Curriculum objectives include training in:
-Building process
-Tool use
-Blueprint reading
-Material selection
-Building systems
-Concrete construction
-Interior/exterior finishes
-Siding installation


Electrical Technology:

Students will learn valuable and highly marketable electrical tech skills including:
-Blueprint reading
-AC/DC theory
-Residential/commercial installations
-Conduit bending, MC cable, and Romex wiring methods
-Switches, receptacles, and load calculations
-Motor controls
-Programmable logic controllers
-Variable frequency drives
-Three-phase power systems
-Solar power


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology:

Graduates will be awarded certification in:
Universal R-410A Safety
OSHA Safety
EPA 608, 609 Refrigerant
Green Mechanical Systems
Preventative Maintenance
Indoor Air Quality

Students will have access to learning the fundamental elements of HVAC technology including:
Electrical/refrigeration fundamentals
Direct digital controls
Residential/light commercial systems
Commercial/industrial refrigeration
Industrial heating and cooling
Motor controls
Variable frequency drives
Industrial boilers
Oxyacetylene torches/welding

Information Technology & Communications Systems: Students will learn pivetol skills necessary to go to work in the realm of administration, telephone systems, alarm systems, data networking and wireless technology. Program subjects will cover:

-Communications technology
-Electronics theory
-Personal computers
-Data networking and administration
-Telephone systems
-Voice over IP
-Wireless communications
-Alarm systems


Students will be awarded certificates in: CompTIA, FCC, Cisco.

Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology: Perry Tech’s students will be ready to enter the work force in the in-demand field of instrumental technology as industry technicians through a two-year training program. Students will understand how understand how to install, troubleshoot, monitor, calibrate and repair process controls including flow, temperature, flow and level.

Program subjects will involve:
-Solid state
-Digital devices
-Applied mathematics and calculus
-Applied physics
-Motor controls
-Industrial computing


Medical Assistant

Perry tech graduates from the medical assistant training program will have national certification as accredited medical assistants. Students will be prepared to carry out duties and understand regulations and terms including:
-Office administration
-Health care ethics and law
-Medical terminology
-Anatomy and physiology
-Clinical procedures
-Electronic health records


Medical Office Administration & Coding: Within the medical sector, there has been a nationwide boom in the need for medical practices have subsequently created an even greater need for those trained in medical billing and coding. Institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, consulting firms, insurance companies and rehabilitation centers all rely heavily upon billing and administrative employees to provide the backbone of their practices. Perry Tech helps students quickly and effectively prepare for careers in medical billing and coding. Program objectives include:
-Computer applications
-Office administration
-Health care law and ethics
-Medical office procedures
-Medical terminology
-Anatomy and physiology
-Human diseases
-Medical coding

Medical Office Administration and Coding graduates will be awarded certification, which recognizes them as proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Certified as a Professional Coder.


Precision Machining & Manufacturing: Perry Tech’s one year training program equips students with the tools necessary to enter the machining trade from a variety of different angles. Students will gain understanding of the principles necessary to apply when working with metals or other materials as they gain skills in manual operation and computerized machinery. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to apply curriculum to the hands-on transformation of computerized engineering technology to working parts.


Program objectives include training in: Machining theory, Mathematics Blueprint reading, Drawing Manual machining, Computerized numerical control, 3-D modeling and prototyping and Customer jobs.


Welding Technology:

Perry Tech’s one-year training program will prepare students for entry-level jobs as skilled welders. This trade is highly needed the world over. Graduates will be able to apply their skills in a variety of industry niches ranging from custom airplane and automobile manufacturing and commercial construction to ship building and more.

Program topics include: Blueprint reading, CAD drawing, Oxyfuel cutting and welding, Carbon arc cutting and gouging, Shielded metal arc welding, Gas metal arc welding, Flux core arc welding, Gas tungsten arc welding, Pipe welding Fabrication.


Perry Tech’s welding technology training program will award graduates certification through: American Welding Society (AWS) and the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO).


Student Environment

Students have many benefits to explore within the Perry Tech campus. Perry Tech’s Learning Resource Center provides students with access to: Get an edge on academic success. As a Perry student, resources are available to you in the Learning Resource Center and through the school’s partnership with Yakima Valley Libraries.
Free Wi-Fi
Rosetta Stone language software
Resources specific to each training program
SP2 and OSHA training


Perry Tech’s career services center allows students to conduct mock interviews, research potential employment opportunities, create job search plans, create resumes and cover letters and complete job applications.