Program Description

The curriculum prepares an individual for the workplace environment with skills that apply to archaeological field excavation techniques, artifact analysis and preparation of the required governmental documentation associated with cultural resource management. The student may choose to work for either a private or a governmental agency as a cultural resource specialist.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Satisfy requirements for entry level position in archaeological excavation project or CRM work.
  2. Understand the essential scientific components required in archaeological field work.
  3. Allow students the opportunity to decide if a career in archaeology is of interest to them in the future.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 17

Required Courses (Recommended sequence)

Semester I

  • ANTH 001 - Physical Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 001L - Laboratory in Physical Anthropology (1)
  • ANTH 002 - Cultural Anthropology (3)

Semester II

  • ANTH 003 - Introduction to Archaeology (3)
  • ANTH 012 - American Indian Cultures (3)
  • One of the following:
    or ANTH 030A - Anthropological Field Studies - Mesa Verde, Colorado (2)
    or ANTH 030B - Anthropological Field Studies - Rio Grande Pueblos, New Mexico (2)
    or ANTH 030C - Anthropological Field Studies - California (2)
    or ANTH 030D - Anthropological Field Studies - Rocky Mountains (2)
    or ANTH 030E - Anthropological Field Studies - England (2)
    or ANTH 030F - Anthropological Field Studies - Italy (2)
    or ANTH 030G - Anthropological Field Studies - Southern California (2)
    or ANTH 030H - Applications of Archaeological Field Work (2)

Semester III

  • ANTH 030H - Applications of Archaeological Field Work (2)

Recommended electives:

  • BIOL 002 - Animal Biology (4)
  • BIOL 030 - Field Botany (4)

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