Yukon College Ross River

History

Ross River is located in central Yukon, 360 kilometers northwest of Whitehorse at the junction of the Robert Campbell Highway and the North Canol Road, near the confluence of the Pelly River and the Ross River. The language spoken by the people of this First Nation is mainly Kaska.

Ross River Community Campus has been providing programming and services to the citizens of Ross River and area since 1985.  In 1996, Ross River elders gave the campus its Kaska name Dene Cho Kê’endį, which translates as “big people learning.” In the fall of 2000, the Campus moved to the newly constructed school and continued to be an important hub for certification, life skills training, and upgrading.


Amenities

  • Distance learning courses
  • 8 Community computers/internet access
  • Hosting community dinner and lunch meetings

Distance & Online Learning

A wide variety of adult upgrading, video-conference, and online courses are available to students at the campus, allowing students to pursue full-time or part-time Yukon College programs.


Ondemand Programs & Courses

At present, the Campus offers diverse programming, including:

  • Trades and safety training
  • Wellness and fitness courses
  • Art, culture, and leisure workshops
  • Academic upgrading
  • Mine, heritage, and employment skill development