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Associate of Arts Degree - Archaeological & Cultural Resource Management Specialization

Overview 

The Associate Degree in Arts — Archaeological & Cultural Resource Management Specialization emphasizes classroom and field-based learning in which students gain valuable applied research skills and experience in the growing field of archaeology and cultural resource management. The Northwest region and First Nations communities provide the rich environment to learn about cultural heritage and interpretation, archaeological and cultural assessment, and how those fields apply to tourism, museums, and community cultural resource management

For more information about this and other Environmental & Cultural programs at NWCC please click here.

Earns you an Associate of Arts Degree—Archaeological & Cultural Resource Management Specialization

Program Outline 
SUBJECT COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ENGL 1XX

Two (2) first year English courses

3+3
SOCI 101

Introduction to Sociology I

3
SOCI 102

Introduction to Sociology II

3
ANTH 101

Human Origins

3
ANTH 102

Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

3
 

ANTH 111 OR

ANTH 112 OR

FNST 101

 

First Nations of Canada

First Nations of BC

Introduction to First Nations Studies

3
CPSC 111 OR

MATH 131

 

Introduction to Computer Science

Introduction to Statistics

 

3

ANTH 270

Traditional Knowledge in Practice

3
GEOG 203 OR

GEOG 204 OR

FNST 110

 

Geomorphology

Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems

Ethnobotany: Plants and First Peoples

 

3
 

ANTH 201 OR

ANTH 202 OR

ANTH 203

 

 

World Cultures

Indigenous Cultures in Transition

Northern Nations of of the Northwest Coast

 

3
ANTH 212

Cultural Resource Management

3
ANTH 240 OR

ANTH 205

 

Introduction to Archaeology

Achaeology of Northern British Columbia

 

3
GEOG 150 OR

GEOG 160 OR

GEOL 157

 

Physical Geography I: Biogeography, Meteorology, Climatology

Physical Geography II: Geology, Geomorphology and Soils

Introduction to Northwest Geology

 

3
   

Two (2) second year courses in First Nations Studies, Anthropology,

Human Geography or Art History

 

3 + 3
  Two (2) first or second year courses in Art History,

FNST (must be designated humanity),  Hist 209,

or any First Nations Language course

 

3 + 3
 

Two (2) first or second year elective

3 + 3
  Total Credits: 60
Career Opportunities 

Northwest Community College offers two-year Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences. Courses used to complete the Associate Degree requirement can transfer as first or second year course credits to UBC, SFU, UVIC or UNBC.

Associate Degrees can lead to undergraduate degrees in different specializations at other post-secondary institutions depending upon the requirements of that particular institution.

Admission Requirements 
  1. Apply direct to the University Credit Program.
  2. Submit proof of English 12 or equivalent.
  3. Once admitted, register in the courses required for this specialization.

Course prerequisites include:

  • Math 11

The prerequisites for individual courses are outlined in the course descriptions. Students missing prerequisites may enrol in Career & College Preparation (CCP) upgrading courses while completing the program.

English proficiency is required for all students entering NWCC programs.  Please visit our English Language Alternatives page to see how this requirement can be met. 

Need help with the application process?  Contact an Educational Advisor.

Dates and Locations 

Intakes:  September and January.

Campus locations:  Terrace and Prince Rupert.

Study on a full or part-time basis.  Some courses are available online and by teleconference.

Note: not all courses are offered at every campus. Speak with an Educational Advisor for assistance with course selection.

Program Fees