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Perry Tech Offering Associate Degree

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Perry Technical Institute in Yakima will start offering its first ever associate degree program this summer.

The 18-month program in business technology and accounting is the first in the school's seventy-year history to offer a degree.

Previously the school had only offered certificates.

Perry Tech says many employers didn't recognize certificates in business technology and accounting.

"It's more recognized to receive an associates degree, so it's really important specifically for this program. Some of our other industrial programs, the certification is highly recognized already," said Department Head Wendy Aguilar.

About 20 students are working toward the associate degree right now.

Perry Tech has no plans to offer degrees for any of its other programs.

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