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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1983
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
    • Phone:
    • +18006610504
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Yukon College

Yukon College is a university and community college in the Canadian territory of Yukon. It offers certificates, diplomas and degrees through 5 academic areas - the School of Access, School of Science, Trades and Technology, School of Health, Education and Human Services, School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Management, Tourism and Hospitality. The college also provides the first two years of university transfer and is a respected member of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer.

With respect to research and development, the College is leading the way as home to the Yukon Cold Climate Innovation Centre and the Northern Research Institute, conducting innovative research and development specific to Canada’s north.

Academic Highlights

Yukon College offers certificates, diplomas and degrees through 6 academic areas - the School of Academic and Skill Development, School of Science, School of Trades, Technology and Mining, School of Health, Education and Human Services, School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Business and Leadership. The college also provides the first two years of university transfer and is a respected member of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer as well as the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer.

Life in Yukon College

This broad range of programming allows Yukoners to stay in the North while pursuing postsecondary studies. It also accommodates contract training demands by local industry and government in a range of specialties. Programming is delivered from campus to campus, across Yukon, through locally-delivered courses and on-line learning technology. The President's Committee on First Nation Initiatives, with representatives from all fourteen Yukon First Nations, influences programming and services delivered at the college. 

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