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Archaeological Field Assistant

Certificate in Archaeological Field Assistant

Digging for human stories

Archaeological Field Assistant program delayed until May 2021

In response to COVID 19, Archaeological Field Assistant program start date is delayed until May 2021. We thank everyone for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming our new students to campus in 2021. If you have questions about admission into this program, please contact

Handling history with care

British Columbia's rich history can be traced back 12,000 years through oral tradition and archaeological sites. Over 90% of the archaeology work done in British Columbia is completed by contract archaeologists in compliance with provincial heritage legislation. If you are interested in archaeology in BC or if you are an Indigenous member working with heritage in your communities, this intensive program will teach you respectful applied skills.

What you'll learn

In the Archaeology Field Assistant program you will learn a diverse set of skills, such as the use of appropriate technology to identify and efficiently record archaeological features and sites, use respectful practices, and follow Indigenous cultural protocols. You'll also be introduced to provincial heritage legislation and Indigenous perspectives of archaeology.

This program will prepare individuals for employment in the Cultural Resource Management industry as archaeological field assistants or for work in other resource inventory jobs, and is meant to complement other credentials such as a Bachelor of Arts.

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If you intend to pursue a career as an archaeologist, this month-long program will complement your studies at Camosun or any future bachelor or graduate degree in Anthropology.

Archaeological Field Assistant

Four weekends and three evenings
Work Experience
Field trips and an applied field project
Lansdowne and off-site
Arts & Science
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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