Continuing Education

YTC's courses offer pathways to professional development, personal enrichment, and traditional learning when taken on a not-for-credit basis.

Program Details

YTC's programming ranges from environmental studies and human services to Indigenous language and culture, covering many disciplines in between. As professional development or lifelong learning, our courses can be taken singly or in blocks by individuals wishing to advance their skills, learn a local language, or explore traditional ways of knowing that link us to the land. 

When taken on a not-for-credit basis, our post-secondary courses are offered at reduced fees: $350/course as professional development and $175/course for lifelong learners. Professional development non-credit learners receive a certificate and a tailored workplan. Lifelong learners may engage at the level of their choice.

Please note that course materials (books and other resources) may be required, and will need to be purchased or borrowed from a library.

Current (Fall-Winter 2020-21) course delivery is online, as COVID-19 restrictions prevent in-person learning; YTC will reinstate a blended (mixed in-person and online) delivery model when it is safe to do so.

We encourage you to browse all of our courses; some of our Winter 2021 offerings that may be of interest are listed below.

Indigenous Language and Culture

YTC offers courses in Cree, Stoney Nakoda, and Anishinaabe/Ojibwe languages, delivered by fluent speakers and supported by Elders. We also offer a wide range of Native Studies courses exploring various aspects of traditional knowledge.

Current offerings (Winter 2021) include:

Indigenous Governance

YTC's Indigenous Governance course offerings include a range of topics that support self-determination, community development, and governance practices grounded in traditional knowledge bases and methodologies. 

Current offerings (Winter 2021) include:

Environmental Sciences

YTC offers vibrant programming in the fields of environmental sciences and renewable energies, with courses covering land management, land stewardship, and soil and forest sciences, among others. 

Current offerings Winter 2021) include:

Health & Human Services

YTC's programming in the Human Services fields is particularly strong; a range of courses normally offered in our Indigenous Health Support Worker Program present opportunities for professionals looking to deepen their knowledge of Indigenous community health.

Current offerings (Winter 2021) include:

How to Register

A simple application for our non-credit learning opportunities will be available here soon. In the meantime, to register for one of our courses on a non-credit basis, please contact the Office of the Registrar by phoning the main College switchboard at 780.484.0303 or emailing admissions@ytced.ca.