Geological Technology Program Pathways & Duration

Standard Pathway (2-year completion; 4 semesters)

Students are admitted to the program in the Standard Pathway every other year. As currently scheduled, this is in odd years (2019, 2021). The Standard Pathway provides the fastest route to completing the Geological Technology diploma, but students enrolled in this stream have a higher course load than the Extended Pathway, below. The first year of the Standard Pathway includes all coursework required to earn a Yukon College certificate; the second year includes the remaining courses needed for the full diploma.

The Standard Pathway course schedule may be viewed here

Extended Pathway (3-year completion; 6 semesters)

Students are admitted to the program in the Extended Pathway every other year. As currently scheduled, this is in even years (2018, 2020). The Extended Pathway option enables students to complete non-geology courses in the program prior to starting geology instruction. This reduces the student workload in three of the four remaining semesters. The admission requirements for the Extended Pathway are identical to those for the Standard Pathway.

The Extended Pathway course schedule may be viewed here

Extended Pathway with GeoTech Bridging Program (3-year completion, 6 semesters)

Students who are missing academic prerequisites for the Standard or Extended Pathway options may enter a three-year stream in which the first-year bridging program blends required upgrading courses and core program courses whose prerequisites are met by the student. As currently scheduled, this is in even years (2018, 2020, etc.), starting at the same time as the Extended Pathway. Students must complete all upgrading courses by the end of the first-year bridging program.

The Extended Pathway with GeoTech Bridging Program course schedule for a student entering with the minimum prerequisites may be viewed here

The Bridging Program is flexible and can be adapted to meet a student’s academic preparation.

Interested students are encouraged to contact to Geological Technology program coordinator, Dr. Joel Cubley, with any questions regarding the three pathways and what option might work best for them.