Renewable Resources Management

students in the field examining bark from a tree

Our land. Our resources. Our future.

Preserve northern wildlife, land, water, and communities through sustainable management and stewardship of renewable resources.

Program Description

Renewable resources include the living portions of the natural world such as plants and animals as well as non-living resources such as air and water. Managing these resources so they are sustainable for future generations is a critical mission. Achieving this task involves a balancing act so that we can meet society’s present needs without harming the resource base for the future.

Students receive a Diploma of Renewable Resources Management (RRMT) after successfully completing a total of 22 academic courses over a two-year period as well as non-credit courses in Winter Travel and Survival, Wilderness First Aid and Firearms Safety. Most of these courses are delivered in a classroom setting with an emphasis on practical techniques acquired during mandatory labs, short field trips and three separate 10-day field courses.

Team and individual projects, discussions and presentations are important aspects of program delivery. Practising managers from the community frequently assist with the teaching.

Students take a set of core courses in first year that develop competencies in areas such as:

  • data collection
  • oral and written communication
  • computer use
  • mapping
  • basic biology

Two field courses between first and second year offer the chance to gain field experience, while many of the second year courses emphasize practical management aspects and give students the opportunity to choose from a series of electives.

Instruction reflects the cultural, political and employment realities in Yukon—particularly those associated with the implementation of land claim settlements—but program content is of wide application and graduates have found employment across Canada.

Our goal is to provide the knowledge, skills and perspectives to enable graduates to assist with the management of land, water, forest, fish and wildlife resources in the North; and to prepare students for transfer to degree level programs in fields related to renewable resource management.

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 graduation with English 12 and Math 11 (Applications, Principles, Foundations or Pre-Calculus); OR
  • Mature student status with acceptable scores on College Assessments, the GED® test or the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test.
  • Experience has shown that academic preparation is essential for success in this program and students are encouraged to upgrade their skills, if necessary.

Intake to the program is every two years in odd numbered years (e.g. 2017). Class size is limited to 24 students and 14 seats are reserved for Yukon First Nations students. Women are encouraged to apply.

Applying

The following documents must be received at Admissions by May 1 of the year of entry.

  • Yukon College Application for Admission form
  • official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary educational records
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test results (if taken)

Qualified applicants will be offered seats on a first come, first served basis. Once available First Nations or non-First Nations seats are allocated, subsequent qualified applicants will be placed on wait lists.


RRMT Preparation

Yukon College offers a variety of courses to help students upgrade their skills. Contact the School of Science to meet with a Program Advisor to personalize your upgrading needs. Some courses are offered for students in rural Yukon via distributed learning using video conference.

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program have found jobs working in diverse fields including:

  • lands and resources offices for First Nations
  • fish and wildlife enforcement
  • park and land use planning
  • wildlife viewing
  • protected areas
  • interpretation
  • environmental assessment
  • fisheries
  • private sector consulting firms
Transferability

Students have used this program to transfer to degree programs at universities, and graduates can transfer diploma credits to enter year three of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences (ENCS) through the University of Alberta offered at Yukon College.

Money Matters

Fees

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.

Courses

RRMT BIOl
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
BIOL 101L - Principles of Biology I Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
BIOL 102 - Principles of Biology II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
BIOL 102L - Principles of Biology II Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
RRMT 121 - Northern Field Biology
Cr
RRMT 121L - Northern Field Biology Lab
Cr
Terrestrial Systems Courses
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
BIOL 210 - Intro to Northern Botany Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
BIOL 210L - Intro to Northern Botany Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
BIOL 225 - Ornithology: Biology of Birds
Cr
BIOL 230 - Conservation Biology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
BIOL 290 - Beringia:Pleistocene Environ
Cr
RRMT 223 - Wildlife Management
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RRMT 223L - Wildlife Management Lab
Cr
RRMT 235 - Forest Management
Cr
SOIL 210 - Intro-Soil Science & Resources Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
SOIL 210L - Intro-Soil Science & Res-Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
BIOL 220 - Ecology
Cr
BOAT 001 - Boat Operator Accredited Trng
CE
COMM 193 - Intro Scientific & Tech Comm Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENGL 100 - Academic Writing/Crit Thinking Not Online, Unscheduled Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
Cr
NOST 201 - Natural History of the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
NOST 215 - Northern Studies Field Methods
Cr
RRMT 122 - Maps & Remote Sensing Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
RRMT 122L - Maps & Remote Sensing Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
RRMT 125 - Renewable Res Measurements Not Online Off-Campus
Cr
RRMT 148 - Firearms Use & Safety Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
RRMT 201 - Winter Travel & Survival
Cr
RRMT 202 - Statistics-Biological Sciences
Cr
ENVS or CHEM courses
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CHEM 110 - The Structure of Matter Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CHEM 110L - The Structure of Matter Lab Not Online, Unscheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CHEM 111 - Chemical Energetics & Dynamics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
CHEM 111L - Chemical Energetic/Dynamic Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENVS 100 - Environmental Science I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENVS 100L - Environmental Science I Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 101 - Environmental Science II Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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ENVS 101L - Environmental Science II Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
RRMT Electives
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
CRIM 251 - Intro to Law Enforcement
Cr
ENVS 200 - Environmental Perspectives Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENVS 201 - Environmental Ethics
Cr
ENVS 223 - Princ/Pract-Heritage Interpret
Cr
ENVS 225 - Envrnmtl Change & F&W Health Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
ENVS 226 - Envnmtl Change & Com Health Scheduled Online Online/Video
Cr
GEOG 290 - Climate Chg/Circumpolar World Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
NSCI 201 - Research Skills & Prop Writ
Cr
NSCI 202 - Data Collect, Analysis & Rep
Cr
POLI 222 - Northern Res/Environmental Law
Cr
RRMT 204 - Guided Independent Studies
Cr
Field Course
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
ENVS 223 - Princ/Pract-Heritage Interpret
Cr
RRMT 200 - Field Methods
Cr
RRMT
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
FNST 140 - Traditional Knowledge
Cr
HIST 140 - History of Yukon First Nations Unscheduled Online, Not Online, Online Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
Land Management Courses
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
GEOG 250 - Intro-Geographical Info System Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
RRMT 236 - Land & Protected Area Mgmt
Cr
RRMT 238 - Protection/Impact Assessment
Cr
RRMT 241 - Intro to Land Management
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RRMT 242 - Yukon First Nation Land Mgmt
Cr
Aquatic Systems Courses
Title Delivery Campus Outcome
RRMT 134 - Salmon Hatcheries and Fishery Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Cr
RRMT 237 - Fisheries Management
Cr
RRMT 239 - Freshwater Ecosystem/Hydrology
Cr
RRMT 239L - Hydrology/Water Resources Lab
Cr