Diploma in Archaeology

 

 

 

 

The Archaeology Diploma program at Northern Lights College provides academic knowledge and field skills specific to archaeology sampling techniques. The field of archaeology is growing along with the oil and gas industry and other developments that disturb the land. Trained graduates can find employment opportunities with numerous archaeology and environmental consulting firms as well as government agencies.

The diploma program is ideally suited for students interested in entry-level positions that largely involve field work in remote areas under physically demanding conditions. This career can involve survey and excavation, artifact processing and analysis, and report preparation.

By using this Diploma program as a stepping stone to completion of a bachelor's degree, students can obtain employment in upper-level positions. A degree in Anthropology or Archaeology in combination with field experience offers graduates the opportunity to become Field Directors or Senior Archaeologists.

 

Career Prospects

  • Archaeology consulting companies
  • Environmental consulting companies
  • Federal government agencies
  • Provincial government agencies
  • First Nation band offices
  • Museums

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Location: Academic courses are generally available in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, either face-to-face or by video conference. However, travel to Fort St. John will be required for certain courses.

Length: 60 weeks (full-time).

Start: September.  (Start on even years. Full-time students may finish two academic years later, in April. Note that this program has several courses that are only available every two years. Thus, full-time students who do not maintain good academic standing in required courses risk extending their program by one or more years. Part-time study is also available)

Fees: Current Fee Schedule 


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Admission Prerequisites

English is the language of instruction in all programs at NLC, thus it is imperative that NLC students meet minimum English Language Proficiency requirements.

*In University Arts and Sciences, it is understood that the minimum English Language Proficiency requirement is that required to graduate from a Canadian high school program conducted in English. This is defined in the English Language Requirement document.

A. Domestic students must have official transcripts demonstrating the following:

1. Math Requirement: One of the following with a "C" grade or higher: Pre-calculus 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11, Principles of Mathematics 11, Math 040, or equivalent.
Alternatively, readiness for MATH 050 as determined by the CCP Math appraisal.

2. Science Requirement: One of the following with a 'C' grade or higher: Biology 11 or Biology 040; or Biology 12 or Biology 050 or Chemistry 11 or Chemistry 040; or Geography 11; or Geology 11, or Physics 11 or Physics 040; or successful completion of the BEAHR program or equivalency.

B. International students must have documentation demonstrating the following:

1. Math Requirement: One of the following with a "C" grade or higher: Pre-calculus 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11, Principles of Mathematics 11, Math 040, or equivalent.
Alternatively, readiness for MATH 050 as determined by the CCP Math appraisal.

2. Science Requirement: One of the following with a 'C' grade or higher: Biology 11 or Biology 040; or Biology 12 or Biology 050 or Chemistry 11 or Chemistry 040; or Geography 11; or Geology 11, or Physics 11 or Physics 040; or successful completion of the BEAHR program or equivalency.

Note: All students planning to do a bachelor's degree should ensure that they have met the entrance requirements of the receiving institution.


Important Notes

  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans for domestic students. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online.
  2. Early submission of applications is encouraged, as limited seats are available. Domestic students are strongly encouraged to apply by the beginning of May each year for the September intake. If you are applying after May, please contact the admissions officers at your local campus to determine the seat availability.  International students should contact the International Department for deadlines specific to their situation.
  3. Part-time students must complete the program within 10 years of enrolling in first semester courses.
  4. The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Completion Guide. 
  5. Diploma graduates are eligible for block transfer into the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at Royal Roads University.

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Admissions Officer : Megan Bedell

Program Contact: Lisa Verbisky

Dean: Steve Roe


Required Courses
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SEMESTER THREE

SEMESTER FOUR:

ELECTIVE OPTIONS
(note that elective options may vary from year to year; students should seek academic advice on elective selection based on career and educational goals):