Community Education and Employment Support

Academic Advisor with student

Develop skills for education and support roles in Yukon Communities.

Prepare for front-line education and employment support roles, from wherever you are.

Program Description

Community Education and Employment Support is a unique, culturally relevant program which will prepare you to effectively function in front-line education and employment support roles within First Nation governments and other organizations. You will gain the knowledge and skills required to support individuals through their education and employment pathways.

The program consists of 10, 3-credit courses. The first course is offered face-to-face, while all other courses may be accessed through a combination of online and blended delivery options to allow students to access the program from their communities. 

Students will build knowledge and skills to apply in practice and will develop relationships with their cohort that will enhance resources, sharing, support, and mentorship opportunities.

Admission Requirements
  • English 11
Distance Learning

Most CEES courses are delivered through a blend of scheduled class times and online activities. Scheduled class times can be attended through web-conferencing software. With the proper technical equipment and set-up, these courses can be accessed from anywhere.

Dedicated instructors, the Academic Support Centre team and Campus Coordinators are available to support your distance learning success. Free tutoring and study skills, and a one-day online distance learning prep course are also available.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a Yukon College certificate in the Community Education and Employment Support program, students must: 

  • complete all core courses 
  • complete one elective (3 credits) 
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average) 
  • complete a minimum 50% of courses through Yukon College. 
Career Opportunities

The Community Education and Employment Support program will prepare graduates for increased capacity and employment in communities as front-line staff such as:

  • Community Education Liaison Coordinators (CELC)
  • Education Support Workers (ESW)
  • Education Outreach Coordinators (EOC)
  • Employment Training Officers (ETO)

The program is also an opportunity for employed individuals to take courses as part of their professional development plan.   

Money Matters


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Money Matters for more information.

Some programs and courses have additional fees -  see Ancillary Fees.

Yukon College Student Financial Awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon College is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several Student Financial Awards to help offset your educational and living costs.

Financial Assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See Money Matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867.668.8720 to make an appointment.

Program Guides

A program planning guide lays out the courses and requirements needed to graduate from a particular program. It guides you through course selection options for each term, provides a sample program pathway and acts as a tool to track your progress.


Semester I
Title Campus Scheduled
ACS 100 - Foundations for Success - Academic and Career Preparation Online/Video
COMM 100 - Business Communications Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
HCA 111 - Health 2 - Lifestyle and Choices Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
PHIL 121 - Professionalism and Ethics Online/Video
PRMA 100 - Redefining Case Management Online/Video
Semester II
Title Campus Scheduled
CEES 100 - Capstone Project - Community Education and Employment Support Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
COMP 050 - Computer Fundamentals Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
ELCC 125 - Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
PROJ 100 - Introduction to Project Management and Event Planning
Elective Courses
Title Campus Scheduled
ATHA 101 - Introduction to Native Languages I Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
BUS 174 - Microcomputer Applications 3 - Microsoft Excel
BUSM 100 - Business Mathematics Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
COMP 161 - Microcomputer Applications for Business Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
ELCC 121 - Child Growth and Development II Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
ENGL 060 - Introduction to Literature Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
FNGA 100 - Introduction to First Nations Governance and Public Administration Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
HIST 050 - History of Yukon First Nations
JS 100 - Job Search Strategies Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video