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Archaeological Technician Certificate of Proficiency

Archaeological Technician Certificate of Proficiency

Director: Brooke Arkush
Telephone Contact: (801) 626-7202
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Archaeology can be an emphasis within the anthropology major or minor, part of a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree, or stand alone as an independent program. The program trains students for work as archaeological technicians, adding a vocational component to an academic discipline. Archaeology, with its modern emphases on scientific problem solving, an evolutionary perspective, and ecological theory, is also a valuable part of a student’s science education.

  • Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of “C” in courses counted toward fulfilling the major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) and an overall GPA of 2.00.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: Minimum of 26 credit hours for the Institutional Certificate of Proficiency, which must include ENGL 1010  (3) or equivalent. Minimum of 63 credit hours for the Associate of Applied Science degree, which must include ENGL 1010  (3) (or equivalent), COMM 1020  (3), and MATH 1050  (3) and 9 additional credit hours of general education, including one course in each of the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences areas.
  • Program Code: 7019CP
  • CIPC: 450301

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.

Transferring students with an Anthropology Minor can transfer 3 hours of credit from an acceptable Anthropology program.


All declared Archaeological Technician students are assigned to the Director of the Archaeological Technician program for advisement. Students are officially notified that they must be formally advised by the Director at least once a year with all contacts posted in their files to be maintained in the department. Contact with the Director is by appointment; undeclared students with questions should also contact the Director of the Archaeological Technician Program, Dr. Brooke Arkush, phone: (801) 626-7202 or the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, phone: (801) 626-6241.

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Course Requirements for Institutional Certificate

Support Courses

Complete at least one of the following:

Recommended Courses

Students are encouraged to select one or two additional courses from the following: