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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Archaeology Certificate (ARCL-CC)

Location(s): Norwalk

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

This program is designed to train the avocational archaeologist and students pursuing archaeology as a career. Extensive field work, directed toward the rescue and preservation of local prehistory and history, is integral to the program. Successful completion of the certificate may enable the student to participate effectively in archaeological excavations world-wide.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define archaeology and explain its relationship to anthropology and history
  • Determine and employ methods to find, test, excavate, analyze, interpret, and report on archeological sites
  • Acquire skills and knowledge to become a competent archeologist
  • Identify major archeological periods and cultural traits, lifeways, and processes in various world regions

The program was designed for those having either an avocational or professional interest in studying archaeology. The program provides an educational opportunity that includes archaeological fieldwork and analysis in an environment conducive to a broad population of traditional and non- traditional students.