Bhangra with the staff of Yukon College in the city of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Yukon College is located in the city of Whitehorse, which is the capital city of Yukon Territory.
Yukon College offers certificates, diplomas and degrees through 6 academic areas – (1) School of Business and Leadership, (2) School of Trades, Technology and Mining, (3) School of Health, Education and Human Services, (4) School of Science, (5) School of Liberal Arts, and (6) School of Academic and Skill Development. The college also provides the first two years of university transfer and is a respected member of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer. Yukon College campuses include: Faro Campus, Whitehorse Correctional Centre Campus, Teslin Campus, Watson Lake Campus, Mayo Campus, Ross River Campus, Pelly Crossing Campus, Carmacks Campus, Haines Junction Campus, Carcross Campus, Old Crow Campus, Ayamdigut Campus (in Whitehorse) and Dawson City Community Campus.
The Yukon Native Language Centre is housed at Yukon College’s Ayamdigut Campus. Yukon College is also all set become Yukon University. Yukon College traces its history to the Yukon Vocational and Technical Training Centre founded in 1963. College status was granted in the spring of 1983 and since that time Yukon College has grown to include 13 campuses throughout the Yukon Territory. 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 the Yukon, through video-conferencing 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. 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.
Yukon College is an integral part of the community, social, cultural and economic life of Yukon.