Yamhill Valley Campus Student Services
Chemeketa Yamhill Valley provides a complete range of services to help you succeed.
Eager to Serve Yamhill Students
Check out all the different services available to you at the Yamhill Valley Campus.
Student Accessibility Services offers a range of services and academic accommodations.
You can call the Yamhill Valley office at 503.472.9482 and ask for an appointment with Accessibility Services staff.
Students can also call the Yamhill Valley campus and ask that their call be transferred to Accessibility Services or call directly at 503.399.5192 (voice/TTY).
More information is available at Accessibility Services.
Library, Tutoring and Computer Center
Yamhill Valley Library and Tutoring Center will be closed for fall term 2020. All services are available online at library.chemeketa.edu
Library and Tutoring services are available in Yamhill Valley Campus Bldg. 1, Rm. 200
- Check the current term operating hours here.
- Student ID required for checkouts and computer use.
Computer Center -
The Yamhill Valley computer center has 27 Windows-based computers available for registered students to use. Printing and scanning are also available in the center.
Tutoring Service -
Free, drop-in tutoring is available in math, writing and other subjects. Stop by or contact us for the term schedule.
Library services -
Textbooks, graphing calculators, and chrombooks are available for checkout. The library also offers popular reading books, games, sports equipment, and more.
A large selection of textbooks are available to check out for the term through the Lending Library program. To learn more check out the Affordable Textbooks page.
For additional question and inquiries contact the Library & Tutoring services at 503.316.3238.
TRiO programs are for first-generation, low-income or disabled students and is made up of three federally funded programs –
- Talent Search
- Upward Bound
- Student Support Services/Disability Support Services
Learn more about TRiO programs.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
CAMP assists students whose families are from a migrant or seasonal farmworker background. Learn more about the CAMP program.
High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
HEP is a federally-funded program to help seasonal farmworkers obtain a GED certificate. Learn more about the HEP program.
Student ID Cards
Student identification cards are available at the Yamhill Valley campus Student Services desk during business hours. A photo ID is required to get a student ID card. There is no charge for first-time students, but replacement cards cost $5.
Student ID cards are needed to utilize the Library & Tutoring services, computer lab, printing, copy machine and bookstore. They can also be used for discounts at local area businesses.
- Parking permits
The computer lab is closed along with all other services until April 28. Please go to http://go.chemeketa.edu/coronavirus for updates.
The open computer lab is available for all current students to use. It is located in Yamhill Bldg. 1, Rm. 202. Students are required to present their Chemeketa ID card to use the lab. The computers have many programs that students need to do their projects, and the lab offers printing and copying for a fee. For more information, call the library at 503.316.3238.
Hours for the computer lab this term are –
Testing at the Yamhill Valley Campus
Chemeketa YVC Testing center is open and is proctoring some exams, such as Pearson VUE (including GED), pesticide, CLEP and NCCT. See details below for registering for these exams. NO ONE OTHER THAN THE SCHEDULED TESTER WILL BE ALLOWED ON CAMPUS.
For information on taking the placement assessment during the closure, go to the placement testing page for instructions.
The most frequently administered exams include, but are not limited to the following –
- GED tests
- Proctoring Services: online, telecourse and make-up tests
- Pesticide tests
- Phone 1.877.533.2900
- College Credit CLEP
- Pearson Vue tests
- State Board of Tax Practitioners
- NCCT tests
- Phone 1.800.875.4404
- Special accommodations testing through Student Accessibility Services
Placement Assessment Testing
- Visit GED.com
- Yamhill Valley instructions in English or Spanish
- Testers under age 18 must submit an Underage Admission Application or other documentation for underage GED exams.
- Appointments are required for all instructor, online and other exams
- Payment for non-Chemeketa exams must be paid at check-in, by CASH or CHECK ONLY
- Students with accessibility accommodations for testing must schedule any exams/tests/quizzes at least two business days prior to the test date. Exams during finals week require at least five business days
- If testing accommodations are required, students must inform YVC Testing Center staff of which accommodations are needed at time of scheduling appointments
- YVC proctoring information
For an appointment call 503.316.3240
Yamhill Bldg. 1, Rm. 203
Yamhill Valley Campus Testing Center information
Testing center is open and proctoring some exams.
All exams are by appointment only.
For more information about testing and appointments at the Yamhill Valley Campus, please contact the Testing Center by –
Advising & Counseling
We provide academic advising throughout the term on an appointment basis only. Academic advising is available as follows –
- Monday-Thursday, 8 am-6 pm, Friday, 8an - 1pm
- Login to your My Chemeketa account
- Click on the “Services” tab
- Click on the “Advising” link
- Click on the “Academic Advising” link within the location of your choice
- Click on the "Next Term Advising" or "General Advising" buttons to view availability
Chemeketa offers free, confidential, short-term counseling services to currently enrolled students. Counselors assist students with academic, personal and career counseling and work with students to improve life skills, reduce anxiety and manage stress, choose a career and locate community resources.
We have counselors that you can meet with by phone, schedule an appointment with a counselor for-
- Personal support
- Career counseling
- Crisis counseling
- Help with identifying barriers to success
- Referrals to off-campus resources
Login to your My Chemeketa account
- Click on the "Services" tab
- Then click on "Advising"
- Finally, click "Counseling Services" under the campus location of your choice on the right side of the page
If you are not available to meet with them on the days they are in McMinnville, we can make an appointment for you to meet with them at the Salem Campus or schedule a phone appointment.
New Student Advising Sessions
New Student Advising
All new students to Chemeketa are required to attend a New Student Advising workshop. This workshop is designed for students who have completed the admission application, the placement testing, and the new student orientation and are ready to register for credit classes.
This session includes a group portion in which the advisors go over general information that all new students need. After the group session, You will meet with an advisor one-on-one to go over your placement test scores and plan your first term classes, and learn how to register for classes.
Call 503.472.9482 for dates and times for YVC New Student Advising Sessions for Spring term.
Space in the advising sessions is limited. You must call 503.472.9482 to schedule a New Student Advising session.
The Gathering Place Café features food and drink items including –
- Espresso station
- Hot-off-the-grill items
- Fresh salads
- Hot/cold sandwiches
- Quick grab & go choices
- Snack items
Daily and weekly specials are posted on the menu board.
Chemeketa apparel, school supplies and additional items are also available for purchase.
- Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am-2 pm
- Friday, 8 am - 1 pm
Yamhill Valley Student Clubs & Organizations
You can become involved in a number of different clubs while you are at Chemeketa. Clubs can be academic, curriculum-related, activity-oriented or based on a specific interest. Club sponsored events include special lunches, dances, displays, trips, fairs and more.
We are currently seeking input for the types of clubs and organizations students are interested in starting at the Yamhill Valley campus.
The clubs that are currently active at the Yamhill Valley Campus are –
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club
This club offers a welcoming and supportive safe space for LGBTQ+ people and their allies, discuss LGBTQ issues and plans events related to the LGBTQ+ Topics.
- Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. PTK also provides opportunity for leadership, service, scholarship and fellowship in an intellectual and community-oriented environment.
- Spanish Club
This club's purpose is to immerse students in the Spanish language and culture through conversation and community. Spanish club is open to anyone interested in practicing Spanish-speaking skills. Explore new cultures through conversation, Spanish language movies, fun activities, and delicious snacks. Join us for club meetings and Spanish movie days through-out the term.
If you don't see a club you'd like to participate in, you can start a new club. You only need three interested students and a staff or faculty advisor. If you have questions about a club, or if you are interested in starting a club, please contact your advisor at the Yamhill Valley Campus or ask at the information desk.
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club
Electric Vehicle charging
An electric vehicle charging station now available at the Yamhill Valley Campus for all staff and students. The charging station is located in front of Yamhill Bldg. 1, with two dedicated parking spaces for charging only.
- The stations require an access card, which must be purchased for $40
- Contact information in Yamhill Bldg. 1 for more information and to get the application packet to purchase an access card.
Chemeketa's Yamhill Valley Campus is launching a new internship program called Chemeketa WORKS.
No doubt you've heard a lot about internships these days as businesses are eager to grow their own talent pipeline. These project-based internships are part-time and many are paid.
We have a variety of businesses in the McMinnville area signing up to be host sites. This is a great way to jump-start your career with valuable work experience to build your resume and compete in the job market.
How to Apply
- Complete the Chemeketa WORKS application*(see note below)
- In order to submit your best possible application, we suggest that you read our Chemeketa WORKS Job Search 101 Guide sent to you as a potential intern candidate.
- You are welcome to type your answers on a separate sheet or request an electronic version.
- Email completed application, along with a cover letter and resume to Julie Miller
Important Instructions for Application
This fillable application must be downloaded and saved to your computer PRIOR to filling it out. Open it from your computer, fill-it out and then save it again on your computer. Once you open it and make sure that your information is saved, then attach the filled out application from your computer, along with the required documents to your email to Julie Miller.
For more information, contact –
Julie Miller, YVC Internship Coordinator
Yamhill Bldg. 1, Rm. 100 G
Chemeketa Yamhill Valley's Campus Cupboard helps students in need focus on their studies rather than how they are going to feed themselves.
Access the Campus Cupboard
Yamhill Valley Campus
Bldg. 1, inquire at the front desk
Monday-Thursday, 8 am-8 pm and Friday, 8 am - 1 pm
Make a Donation
We are able to stock the food pantry thanks to donations from students, staff and community members. If you would like to donate non-perishable, unopened and unexpired items you can drop them off at the front desk.
If you would like to make a monetary contribution or donate food in someone's name or as part of an office function, please contact Kathryn Ellis.