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Heritage and Culture

School of Liberal Arts
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Program Description

Combining theory and practice, the Heritage and Culture certificate (HCC) prepares students for work in the heritage and culture management field, with a specific focus on Yukon First Nations heritage and culture management. Topics covered in the HCC include the history of Yukon First Nations; public administration; archives and collections management; the preservation of traditional knowledge, language and culture; and anthropology. Students develop a foundation of professional ethics and values, self-awareness and critical thinking, and an understanding of heritage issues within their communities.

The HCC is available to students in the communities through distance-learning technologies.

Admission Requirements

  • High School graduation with English 12; OR
  • Mature Student Status with eligibility to take ENGL 060; OR
  • Acceptance into a post-secondary program comparable to HCC; OR
  • Mature Student Status with acceptable scores on Yukon College assessments, the GED® or the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test; OR
  • 5 years of manager-level work experience with 4-5 writing samples (eligibility assessment to be conducted by Liberal Arts faculty)

If students do not meet any of these admissions requirements, they should explore other entry options with the HCC coordinator (867.668.8879).

Heritage and Culture Access Pathways

Students who do not meet HCC admissions requirements can also explore Heritage and Culture access pathways--packages of access-level coursework leading to the HCC program--with the chair of Liberal Arts (867.668.8770).

Other Requirements

To graduate students must:

  • complete all core courses
  • complete 2 open electives (6 credits)
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average)
  • complete at least 50% of the coursework at Yukon College

NOTE: 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, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.

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, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.

Transferability

HCC courses are transferable to institutions affiliated with the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT), although the transfer credit granted by BCCAT affiliates varies; the transferability of ANTH 144 is currently pending. For transfer information on a specific Yukon College course, click on the program’s Course List tab, select the course in question by clicking its link, and then click the Check the BC Transfer Options link on the course’s information page; for additional information, consult a program advisor. Note: FNGA 100 is stored as EDP 100 in the BCCAT system.

Duration

  • minimum one year
  • can be taken on a full- or part-time basis.

Fees

Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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