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New Archaeology Diploma offers pathway to exciting career opportunities

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“Archaeology is an important part of industrial development in the natural resources sector,” said Verbisky. “Projects only proceed once the archaeology discovery process has been undertaken.”

“That is why our new Archaeology Diploma is particularly exciting for our area,” she said. “There are several interesting job prospects to consider for potential local employment.”

“Another benefit of this program is that it is highly relevant to First Nations communities because typically archaeology is uncovering artifacts that have Indigenous history and significance in the region.”

The Archaeology Diploma Program will start this September and successful graduates could use the Applied Studies credential as a door opener into potential entry-level field work, performing survey and excavation, artifact processing, and report preparation.

For students interested in moving on after completing the Applied Studies credential, the university transfer route allows for completion towards a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, which could potentially lead to future upper-level employment as a field director or senior archaeologist.

“This program trains people to work in the field of Archaeology, but also transfers to the third year at other institutions,” said Verbisky. “In our feasibility work, we spoke with archaeologists who had achieved their Master’s degree in Anthropology and said they wished they had been able to take a program like the one we are launching because it allows for the application of theory.”

For information on the Archaeology Diploma Program at NLC, visit Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure their seat. For further assistance, email or call 1-866-463-6652.