Yavapai College is a community college located in Yavapai County, Arizona. The main campus is in Prescott, with locations in Clarkdale, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Sedona.
Yavapai College was established in 1965 by means of a countywide election. In the four years that followed, a board was appointed, a bond was passed, college personnel were hired, and curricula were established. The first classes were held in fall of 1969. In February 1970, the college district dedicated its first buildings in Prescott on a 100-acre (0.40 km2) site that was once part of Fort Whipple, the military base constructed in 1864 to provide security and protection for the territorial capital. In 2010-11, Yavapai College offered 99 certificate, degree, and transfer options to students in 73 different programs of study. In addition to traditional curriculum, the college offers many learning options to fit the lifestyles/circumstances of its students. Alternative learning options include: credit for prior learning, internships/service learning, non-credit courses, college for kids, high school partnerships (dual enrollment), internet courses, open entry/open exit courses, telecourses, senior programs (OLLI, Elderhostel/Edventures), and high school equivalency program (GED testing) Yavapai College offers seven associate degree programs: Associate of Arts/Associate of Science, Associate of Business Degrees, Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, Associate of Fine Arts Degree, Associate of General Studies Degree Program, Associate Degree in Nursing, and Associate of Applied Science Degree