Dec 08, 2023  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Anthropology: Cultural Resource Management: CP (CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 24 credits minimum

History, Anthropology and Political Science Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
AAB 165
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Associate Dean - Marianne McKnight, AAB 165Q, 801-657-4547
Administrative Assistant - Laura Rice, AAB 165, 801-957-4307
Associate Professors - Jim Dykman, Jude Higgins, Melissa Schaefer

Program Description
Cultural resources such as archaeological sites, historic buildings and structures, objects and landscapes are tangible links with the past. The purpose of the field of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) is to appropriately study, preserve, and manage these resources so that they will survive for future generations. This program will teach students about CRM and prepare them for a career in the field.

Career Opportunities
Work for local, state and federal entities as well as private CRM firms

Transfer/Articulation Information
This program comprises courses which articulate to four-year institutions either as Anthropology program requirements, Geography program requirements, Anthropology electives, Geography Electives, or General Education courses

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Books: range from $700 to $900
Other: Fees for the program will range from $50.00 to $75.00 and includes $25 for each geospatial technology course.

Estimated Time to Completion
Two to Three semesters

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the foundations, key concepts, goals of Cultural Resource Management.
  • federal resource laws, regulations and requirements surrounding cultural, historical, and archaeological remains.
  • the professional practices involved in CRM such as survey, testing, excavating, and analysis of cultural.
  • the basic methods and theories used in the field of archaeology including reliable space and time measurements in archaeology.
  • the fundamental concepts, theories, and applications of Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T), including the problems and challenges for representing the earth spatially and over time.
  • demonstrate basic proficiency in the fundamentals of remote sensing and spatial analysis techniques.
  • cartographic and map design concepts.


Demonstrate the ability to write and speak effectively

  • about their own research-based arguments and conclusions.
  • using appropriate field-specific terminology.
  • about their understanding of complex laws and regulations.
  • about their knowledge and skills to prospective employers.
  • describe clearly and accurately the process of creating data.


Demonstrate ability to

  • use and interpret quantitative data generated through archaeological research.
  • create original graphics and understand and interpret topographical and archaeological site maps.
  • demonstrate proficiency in the creation and acquisition of spatial data including the use of Global Positioning Systems.
  • demonstrate an ability to create and change representations of Earth through data, coordinate systems, and projections.


Demonstrate ability to

  • analyze and evaluate issues and debates within CRM and historical archaeology and relate the evidence for particular local practices or events to wider global forces and trends.
  • demonstrate the ability to use the written record to inform and contextualize cultural remains and to synthesize information from disparate sources.
  • analyze and evaluate the ways archaeological evidence complement or conflict with historical records and the differing and sometimes contradictory evidence of cultural heritage.
  • analyze the politics of heritage preservation.
  • evaluate the complexities and ambiguities in federal laws and regulations and the various ways they are interpreted and executed.


Be civically engaged as they work with professionals in the field of heritage preservation.


Work with others in a professional manner as they

  • survey, test, excavate and analyze cultural remains.
  • work with/on a team to preserve cultural heritage.
  • work within the legal framework in which cultural resource management is practiced.


Advising Notes

Certificates of Proficiency do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid. However, courses required for the certificate may be used as electives for an Associate of Science-which is available for Financial Aid. Please see Financial Aid and an Academic Advisor for more information.

Additional Program Notes

*ANTH 2341  is the course substitute for the summer internship- ANTH 2950 . ANTH 2341  will be offered Fall semesters.

*** Credits earned in the CRM certificate may be stacked with additional General Education credits and other credits to earn an AS degree. Courses in this certificate will meet requirements in the following areas:

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