Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Anthropology: Cultural Resource Management: CP (CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 21 credits minimum

Program Website
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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:
Course Fees: $10

NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

Note: 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.

Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Student will demonstrate knowledge of: a. the foundations, key concepts, goals of Cultural Resource Management; b. federal resource laws, regulations and requirements surrounding cultural, historical, and archaeological remains; c. the professional practices involved in CRM such as survey, testing, excavating, and analysis of cultural d. the basic methods and theories used in the field of archaeology including reliable space and time measurements in archaeology; e. 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. f. demonstrate basic proficiency in the fundamentals of remote sensing and spatial analysis techniques. g. cartographic and map design concepts. [1]
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to write and speak effectively a. about their own research based arguments and conclusions; b. using appropriate field-specific terminology; c. about their understanding of complex laws and regulations; d. about their knowledge and skills to prospective  employers; e. describe clearly and accurately the process of creating data. [2]
  • Students will a. use and interpret quantitative data generated through archaeological research;  b. create original graphics and understand and interpret topographical and archaeological site maps 3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy c. demonstrate proficiency in the creation and acquisition of spatial data including the use of Global Positioning Systems. d. demonstrate an ability to create and change representations of Earth through data, coordinate systems, and projections. [3]
  • Students will a. 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; b. demonstrate the ability to use the written record to inform and contextualize cultural remains and to synthesize information from disparate sources; c. analyze and evaluate the ways archaeological evidence complement or conflict with historical records and the differing and sometimes contradictory evidence of cultural heritage; d. analyze the politics of heritage preservation; e. evaluate the complexities and ambiguities in federal laws and regulations and the various ways they are interpreted and executed. [4,5]
  • Students will be civically engaged as they work with professionals in the field of heritage preservation. [6]
  • Students will work with others in a professional manner as they a. survey, test, excavate and analyze cultural remains; b. work with/on a team to preserve cultural heritage; c. work within the legal framework in which cultural resource management is practiced. [7]