Yukon College’s Geological Technology program provides a strong grasp of geology, geophysics and mineral exploration techniques that lead students to dynamic, well-paid geoscience careers.
Underground Mining Operations
Combine hands-on and classroom training to gain the skills to operate heavy equipment in underground mining operations.
Prepare to work alongside a driller and a drill rig. Drilling is a rapidly growing industry across Canada with applications ranging from geotechnical and environmental studies to boring water wells.
Core Competencies for First Line Supervisors
Supervisors at Yukon mining and exploration projects must hold a First Line Supervisor’s Certificate to comply with Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
Heavy Equipment Technician
Combine classroom instruction and shop-based training to prepare for work in the Heavy Equipment Technician trade.
Introduction to Surface Mining Operations/Heavy Equipment Operations
This hands-on program provides an opportunity to develop the skills needed to work in the surface mining industry—in just two intensive weeks!
Environmental Monitoring Certificate
Prepare for entry-level field work with First Nation or other governments, industry, field researchers, or environmental services companies.
Gain hands-on shop experience while learning the theory behind the Millwright trade, safety skills and awareness, and how to apply mathematical concepts to the Millwright trade.