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Palomar College Archaeology Program

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Certificate of Achievement

Archaeological Field Technician Certificate

The Palomar College Archaeological Field Technician Certificate is designed to allow students to complete the program in a single academic year.  These courses prepare the student for employment as an archaeological field assistant or as preparation for an entry level crew position in a research project.  This schedule represents a typical cycle of class offerings.

To earn a certificate, students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each of the certificate courses. Certificate Disclosure Information.

Required Courses

One Year Archaeoology Certificate of Achievement
Anth 120  Basic Archaeological Excavation 3
Fall Semester Anth 215  Archaeology Lab Analysis 3
Anth 110  Introduction to Archaeology 3
Anth 121 Cultural Resource Management 3
Spring Semester Anth 210 Archaeological Survey 3
One of the following Electives:
                                    Anth 225  Historical Archaeology 3
                                    Geog 120 Introduction to GIS 3
                                    AIS 100 Introduction to American Indian Studies 3
Total Hours 18