Certificate of Proficiency | 24 credits minimum
History, Anthropology and Political Science Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, AAB 165
Associate Dean: Marianne McKnight, AAB 165Q, 801-957-4547
Administrative Assistant: Laura Rice, AAB 165, 801-957-4307
General Information: 801-957-4073
www.slcc.edu/history see CRM Certificate
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Sidney McGuire Brown, AAB 237B, 801-957-3866
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
Total Program/Course Fees: Fees for the program will range from $50.00 to $75.00 an include $25 for each geospatial technology course.
Estimated Cost for Students: Tuition $4008.00; Fees $209.00; Books - will range from $700 to $900
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
|Student will 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.
|1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
|Students will 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.
|2 - Communicate Effectively
- 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.
|3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
- 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;
|4 - Think Critically and Creatively
|Students will be civically engaged as they work with professionals in the field of heritage preservation.
||5 - Civic Engagement
|Students will 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.
|6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
||7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy