What you'll learn
Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.
For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.
What to expect
The program consists of one comprehensive course:
- ARCH 190 - Archaeological Field Assistant Credits: 3
The Archaeological Field Assistant program is offered every spring, in a combination of evening and full day classes for a total of 84 hours of instruction. You'll learn through hands on labs and lectures, and also hear from local experts such as consultant archaeologists and Indigenous elders. You'll get outside for multiple field trips as well as participate in a local applied field project.
Field components of this program are physically demanding. You should be physically fit, be able to perform routine archaeological duties and be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Appropriate footwear and rain gear is necessary, and you will need to purchase a basic toolkit specified by the instructor. Full participation every day of the program is a requirement.