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About Yukon College

Yukon College is the only territorial funded post-secondary education in Yukon, a territory of 36,000 inhabitants spread out over 482,000 square kilometers. The College has 11 community campuses outside of Whitehorse, and within the capital, there is the main Ayamdigut campus and a community campus at the correctional centre. Approximately three-quarters of the students attend Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse. The remaining quarter of the population are spread among the community campuses and learning centre.

Yukon College is a leader in education, rooted in our diverse cultures and northern environment where everyone is inspired to dream, learn and achieve. For information on Yukon College’s strategic plan, view our strat plan video.

Yukon College offers more than 50 certificate, diploma and degree programs through seven discipline focused academic and career schools. Through partnerships with universities in Canada and the United States, Yukon College offers five degree programs. The College was given degree granting status in 2009 and is currently working on its own degree.

Our programming is also enhanced by a variety of partners.

For information on current enrolments at Yukon College, see our Institutional Research and Planning page under Fast Facts or the Annual Report.

The College is home to the Yukon Research Centre, the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining, and the Northern Institute of Social Justice. On site facilities include student housing, a research residence, and the YRC Laboratory and Cold Climate Storage facility. Construction will soon commence on the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining.

Yukon College traces its history to the founding in 1963 of the Whitehorse Vocational and Technical Training Centre (soon after renamed the Yukon Vocation and Training Centre), located on the banks of the Yukon River just southeast of downtown Whitehorse. College status was granted in the spring of 1983 when the Yukon Vocational and Technical Training Centre became Yukon College.

In June 1988, the College moved its Whitehorse campus to the new facility at Yukon Place, alongside the Yukon Art Centre and the Yukon Archives.

For more historical information, view the YC History page.