Verde Valley Campus

601 Black Hills Dr, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 · (928) 634-7501 · Google map · Campus map

  • SWC Opening
  • 00am
  • Artist
  • 30pm
  • Library Wall Interior, very tall.
  • Lifting
  • Maybery Pavilion
  • Hannah Shelley
  • Valerie Wood
  • Socrates
  • SWC Opening 2


Verde Valley Campus Overview

The Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale is a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus that is poised to accommodate expected enrollment growth for years to come. The campus offers more than a dozen degree programs, some 20 certificate programs and a selection of courses ranging from accounting to viticulture. See the Degrees, Certificates, and Courses listing at the bottom of this page for details.

In recent years, the College has spent more than $18 million of its capital budget on improvements to the Verde Valley Campus. The recently renovated campus features well-equipped classrooms, computer lab, modern library, new student union, an art gallery and arts center, learning center, fitness center, veterans programs, the iconic Mabery Pavilion and other community gathering places, up-to-date education technology, a robust data center, state-of-the-art labs and complementary landscaping.

Arts & Entertainment

Campus Activities - Events

  • Coffee Day1
  • D.R.E.A.M. Fair
  • D.R.E.A.M. Fair2
  • Coffee Day4
  • D.R.E.A.M. Fair3
  • Cookie Challenge 2
  • Dicey Challenge3
  • Dicey Challenge1
  • Dicey Challenge2
  • Cookie Challenge 4


Verde Valley Campus Student Union (F building)

Pool TableStudent Union
  • Come by and meet friends, play pool, watch T.V. or just hang out!
  • Special activities will be offered all semester long!
  • Bring your lunch, heat it up in our microwave or purchase lunch at Thee Place!
  • Student Union Office Hours: M-TH 8:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Contact Us! 928.634.6585

Verde Valley Campus Student Activities Calendar - October

 Campus Student Activities Calendar
Day/Date Time/Place Event
October 16 12:00 pm
VV Campus: Student Union F Building
Minute to Win It Challenge! DICEY!
Contestant needs to hold a popsicle stick with one end in his/her mouth. 6 dice must be balanced on the stick by stacking them on top of each other!
October 17 ALL DAY VV Campus: Student Union - F Building LAST DAY for PYRAMID canned food drive!
Bring 5 Cans for a raffle ticket for the prize drawing!
October 18 5:00 pm
VV Campus: 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale
Southwest Wine and Dine in the Vines Fundraiser
Fundraiser to celebrate the grand opening of the Verde Teaching Winery. For more information or to purchase tickets: Jill Gioello 928-634-6572
October 20 12:00 pm
VV Campus: Student Union - F Building
Spider Toss
Each player gets a handful of plastic spiders. The person who tosses the most spiders into a cup in 60 seconds wins! Prizes will be given
October 22 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sedona Ctr: Rm 34
Lunch and Learn More
Info: Ginger 634-5550
October 24 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
VV Campus: M-137
Whispers Among the Ruins
Lori Hines is a paranormal mystery author and Radio host.
October 27 ALL DAY
VV Campus: Student Union - F Building
Harvest Time!
Create a scarecrow!
October 28 ALL DAY VV Campus: Student Union - F Building Harvest Time!
Create a scarecrow!
October 29 ALL DAY
VV Campus: Student Union - F Building
Harvest Time!
Decorate a Pumpkin!
October 29 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sedona Ctr: Rm 34
Lunch and Learn More
Info: Ginger 634-5550
October 30 ALL DAY
VV Campus: Student Union - F Building
Harvest Time!
Decorate a Pumpkin!

Current Event - Verde Valley Campus

Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt

  • Friday, October 17, 2014
  • Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus: Room M-137
  • Theodore Roosevelt – “Teddy” to the world – was the face of America for three decades. Powerful, opinionated, intensely loyal and devoted to the ideal of a just, honorable, and muscular America, TR has been energetically brought back to life by Derek Evans in performances from the White House Visitor Center to grade school classrooms, museums and theaters across the United States.

    Presented at the YC Verde Valley Campus*, you’ll be transported to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Learn about Teddy Roosevelt’s early life; military career; organization of the Rough Riders; his friendship with former Prescott Mayor, Buckey O’Neill; and his Presidency as “steward of the people.”

  • 7:00 pm
  • Tickets are just $5 for YC students, faculty and staff!
  • Admission: $10.00 at the door or
    Purchase Tickets: online, by telephone (928) 776-2000, toll free (877) 928-4253
  • YC Verde Valley Campus: 601 Black Hills Dr., Clarkdale, AZ 86324
  • visit us online - ycpac for current and future events.

Current Exhibition - Verde Valley Campus

Radical CenterRadical Center: Work by Rose Moon, Paul Gazda and Cathy Gazda

  • September 29 - October 23, 2014
  • Yavapai College Art Gallery, Verde Valley Campus
  • In geometry, the power center of three circles is called the radical center.
    The work of these three artists is more than purely visual: it invites interpretation at their radical center of meaning.
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2, 5-7 pm
  • Gallery Hours:
    Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Closed: Fri, Sat and Sun
  • YC Verde Valley Art Gallery; 601 Black Hills Dr., F-111 Clarkdale, AZ 86324
  • For more information, please call 928.649.5479

Upcoming Event - Verde Valley Campus

Wine & Dine in the VinesSouthwest Wine & Dine in the Vines

  • Saturday, October 18, 2014
  • 5 pm - 8 pm
  • Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus
    Southwest Wine Center Teaching Winery
  • 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, AZ
  • Celebrate the opening of the teaching winery with food and wine samplings from local restaurants and Arizona wineries.
  • To purchase tickets online
  • For more information:
    Please call Jill Gioello, Coordinator at 928.634.6572

Upcoming Event - Verde Valley Campus

Music EventYC Music Department is Delighted to Bring Two Evenings of Great Music

Thursday, October 23, 2014 Thursday, Ocotber 30, 2014
Jazz Band and Ensembles will delight you with an evening of Basie and Beyond Two of our Choral Groups, The Camerata Singers and the Gospel Choir, will present a Choral Collage
7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus:
Mabery Pavilion
Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus:
Room: M-137
FREE event and Open to the Public FREE event and Open to the Public
For more information: Contact Us! 928.776.2035 For more information: Contact Us! 928.776.2035

Upcoming Event - Verde Valley Campus

World War IWorld War I Symposium

  • Novemember 6-8 2014
  • Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus: M-137
  • For more information and full schedule:

In recognition of Veterans Day, the public is invited to attend Yavapai College’s "The First World War Symposium: A Series of Interdisciplinary Lectures Presented by the Faculty of Yavapai College." The lecture series runs November 6-8 at both the Prescott and Clarkdale campuses, and attendance is free.

The symposium commemorates 100 years since the start of World War I, in 1914. Four years later, a cease-fire was enacted on November 11. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first anniversary of November 11 a celebration of this armistice as a day to reflect upon the service of those who sacrificed for their country during the First World War.

In addition to educational lectures and presentations from Yavapai College professors, The First World War Symposium will feature screenings of the films "All Quiet on the Western Front" and "Johnny Got His Gun," as well as a Master Chorale performance directed by Dennis Houser.

Lecture topics include "Causes, Course, and Consequences," "Gas Warfare in World War I" and "The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919." For a complete schedule, including descriptions of the lectures and biographies of the presenters, go to

Presentations and film screenings take place in Building 19, Room 147 of the Prescott campus (1100 E. Sheldon Street) and Building M, Room 137 of the Clarkdale campus (601 Black Hills Drive).

Upcoming Event - Verde Valley Campus

November "Second Wednesday Films" We are saluting our World War II Veterans!

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus: Room M-137
  • 601 Black Hills Dr., Clarkdale, AZ 86301
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • FREE and Open to the Public!
  • Newly upgraded sound and projection system!
  • FREE Films - Popcorn - Water
  • Contact Us! 928.634.6585
Wings of Silver

Vi, and 1,073 other women with her same sense of adventure, volunteered for a duty that would help free up male pilots for service in the battles overseas. By joining the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Vi helped ferry fighter planes from the factories, and ended flying enough trips in her two years of service to have circumnavigated the world 55 times. Flying 19 different types of aircraft, this 93-year-old firecracker of a woman tells of never realizing she would be an inspiration to anyone, but she was - and is!

At 89 she was the oldest person to skydive with the elite Army Golden Knights (beating out President George H.W. Bush by four years!) and piloted a P-51 at 94. Vi and the women of the WASP are an inspiration to anyone they meet!

Letters To Defiance

During WWII Corporal Francis Seibert of Defiance, Ohio was stationed in Amarillo, Texas as an Air Force instructor training men on the instrument systems of the B-17 and B-29 bombers. This being his first time away from home, he wrote to his family almost daily. To make his letters “more exciting” he began to illustrate the envelopes with cartoons. His mother saved all 614 of these letters and envelopes.

This documentary takes the 82-year-old Seibert through a historic journey as he revisits those letters 60 years later. Francis shared the holidays away from home, and also his impressions of the dropping of the first Atomic Bomb. For a young man of only twenty-one, Corporal Seibert had extraordinary vision of what the future of the Atomic Bomb would mean to the world. He knew that it would very likely turn out to be instrumental in ending the war and saving thousands of lives, but it scared him. Through all these letters the underlying message is how important family is. How we take for granted what we have until it is taken away from us, and how often it takes a tragic situation to express how we really feel.

In Times of War: Ray Parker

RAY PARKER was working at the Los Angeles Examiner when suddenly all of the teletype machine bells started madly ringing. It was December 7th, 1941 and the Japanese had just attacked Pearl Harbor. Ray joined the army and was on his 10th mission when his plane was shot down behind enemy lines. Ray survived the parachute fall only to be quickly captured by the Germans. Interned at a Prison camp, he was approached by the American commanding officer and asked to secretly edit the underground newspaper for the 9,000 captured soldiers there. Using information received via a hidden radio, his paper spread hope through reports of the D-Day invasion and the Allies march on Germany until he was caught by his captors only one month before the war ended.

Southwest Wine Center

Southwest Wine Center Set to Open Wines & Vines California wine programs announce building projects in Central Coast, Sonoma and Fresno. by Andrew Adams

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

James Perey

Recently, someone posted on the YC Facebook page, challenging the YC Deans to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. James Perey accepted and did it on the Verde Valley Campus on Wednesday, September 3rd on the grassy knoll.

A Verde Valley Campus student, Angel Gutierrez, volunteered to do the honors.

The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone's head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.

The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominating others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated participants have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.

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Verde Valley Fall 2014 Enrollment Guide

VV Fall 2014 Enrollment Guide

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Degrees, Certificates, and Courses at the Verde Valley Campus

Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Elementary Education*
  • Fine Arts (some courses may require attendance at the Prescott campus)
  • Associate of Business*
  • Associate of General Studies*

Associate of Applied Science

  • Accounting*
  • Computer Systems and Applications*
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fire Science*
    *F2F required for students seeking firefighter certification
  • Management*
  • Nursing
  • Office Management*
  • Social and Human Services
  • Viticulture and Enology

*Student will participate in face-to-face and online coursework for program completion

Learn more about all the degrees offered at YC

Certificates (18)

  • Arizona General Education Curriculum - A*
  • Arizona General Education Curriculum - B*
  • Arizona General Education Curriculum - S
  • Accounting Assistant*
  • Administrative Office Specialist*
  • Computer Application Specialist*
  • Computer Networking Technician
  • Early Childhood Education – Advanced
  • Early Childhood Education – Basic
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Exercise Science/Sports Medicine
  • Fire Science - Basic Firefighter
  • Fitness Trainer/Instructor
  • Management*
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Social and Human Services
  • Viticulture

*Student will participate in face-to-face and online coursework for program completion

Learn more about all the certificates offered at YC
  • Accounting
  • Agriculture Equine
  • Agricultural Science
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • College Honors Program
  • Computer Networking Technology
  • Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Computer Systems & Applications
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • First Year ExperienceNew
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Math
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Student Success Skills
  • Viticulture and Enology

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