Yukon College
Quick Facts:
Tuition: $2,000.00  Students: 800
Address
500 College Drive
Whitehorse, YT      Y1A 5K4
(867) 668-8800

Yukon College


Yukon College can be traced back to its roots in the Yukon Vocational and Technical Training Centre. which was founded in 1963. It was given a “college status” in the spring of 1983, and has since expanded to include 13 campuses in its region. ... continued below

About Yukon College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Yukon is comprised of the following campuses: Faro Campus, Whitehorse Correctional Centre Campus, Watson Lake Campus, Teslin Campus, Ross River Campus, Ayamdigut Campus (in Whitehorse), Carcross Campus, Carmacks Campus, Dawson City Community Campus, Haines Junction Campus, Mayo Campus, Old Crow Campus, and Pelly Crossing Campus. The Yukon Native Language Centre is housed at Yukon College's Ayamdigut Campus. Its other facilities include: up-to date laboratories, student lounge, several computer labs, large gymnasium, weight room, healthy choice cafeteria, close to forest trails for running, mountain biking or cross-country skiing, and beautiful and spacious college and residence facilities. Yukon College works with First Nation Initiatives Department to focus on the collaborations of all Yukon First Nations to better serve Yukoners. Its main priority is to support the student and help them to succeed in their academic goals.

Student Services and Student Life

The College offers the following services: STUDENTS’ STUDIES (Academic advising, Assessment tests, Counselling — personal or academic, Student application, Tuition payment, University transfer preparation and application, and Writing papers, understanding assignments and language help); PERMITS AND PAPERWORK (Visa renewal, Student work permit, Medical insurance); LIFE IN WHITEHORSE, YUKON (Homestay placement, Orientation to living in Whitehorse and studying at Yukon College, Residence application); SOCIAL AND PERSONAL MATTERS (Counselling — personal or academic).

Yukon always recognizes the value of hard work in education. However, it also knows that it is equally important to maintain a sense of balance in a students’ life. For this reason, they encourage students to take time for extra-curricular activities. Some of them are: SPORTS (find information about sports clubs by checking out the Sport Yukon website or looking in the Yukon News newspaper classified ads); VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES (where students can contribute something and give something valuable to the society); PERFORMING ARTS (plays, theatres, galleries, and music performances); COMMUNICATION (satellite radio, and television, radio television networks, local programming, Whitehorse Star newspaper, Yukon News, What’s Up Yukon entertainment newspaper); TOURISM FESTIVALS AND EVENTS (Whitehorse and Yukon holds cultural, sports, music, and wildlife events and festivals).

Academic Programs

The school offers the following programs to students: Women’s Studies, Welding Pre-Employment, Water and Wastewater Operator Program, Visual Arts, Trades Exploration and Preparation for Women, Tourism, Surveying Technician, Skills for Employment, Science, Renewable Resources Management, Practical Nurse, Plumbing/Sheet Metal Pre-Employment, Partners for Children, Office Administration, Northern Studies - General, Northern Science, Northern Justice and Criminology,
Northern First Nations Studies, Northern Environmental Studies, Multimedia Communications, Masters of Public Administration, Liberal Arts, Information Technology (Northern Collaborative Program), Home Support Worker/Nursing Home Attendant, General Studies, English as a Second Language (ESL), Electrical Pre-Employment, Education Assistant Certificate, Early Childhood Development, Culinary Arts, College and Career Preparation, Carpentry Pre-Employment, Business Administration, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Education [YNTEP], Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Recent scholarship award that were given to the students of Yukon College were the Northern Residence Award and Millennium In-Course Excellence Awards. These awards were distributed by the Canadian Northern Studies Trust, the awards branch of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies.

Whitehorse Information

Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon, Canada. Whitehorse accounts for more than 75% of the territory's population. The Yukon's historical major industry has been mining (lead, zinc, silver, gold, asbestos and copper). The government acquired the land from the Hudson's Bay Company in 1870 and split it from the Northwest Territories in 1898 to fill the need for local government created by the population influx of the Gold Rush.

Thousands of these prospectors flooded the territory, creating a colourful period recorded by authors such as Robert W. Service and Jack London. The memory of this period and the early days of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as the territory's scenic wonders and outdoor recreation opportunities, makes tourism the second most important industry.

Manufacturing, including furniture, clothing, and handicrafts, follows in importance, along with hydroelectricity. The traditional industries of trapping and fishing have declined. Today, the government sector is by far the biggest employer in the territory, directly employing approximately 5,000 out of a labour force of 12,500.

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