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Associate Degree in Arts | Archaeological & Cultural Resource Management

Associate of Arts

ENGL 1XX2 first year English Courses6
SOCI 101Introductory Sociology I3
SOCI 102Introductory Sociology II3
ANTH 101Human Origins3
ANTH 102Intro Social and Cultural Anth3
3 credits of the following:3
First Nations of Canada
First Nations of B.C.
Introductory to First Nations Studies
CPSC 111Introduction to Computer Science3
or MATH 131 Introduction to Statistics
ANTH 270Traditional Knowledge in Practice3
3 credits of the following:3
Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Ethnobotany: Plants & First People
3 credits of the following:3
World Cultures
Indigenous Cultures in Transition
Northern Nations of the Northwest Coast
ANTH 212Cultural Resource Management3
ANTH 240Introduction to Archaeology3
or ANTH 205 Archaeology of Northern British Columbia
3 credits of the following:3
Physical Geog I: Biogeography, Meteorology and Climatology
Physical Geography II: Geology, Geomorphology and Soils
Intro to Northwest Geology
6 credits of second year courses in First Nations Studies, Anthropology, Human Geography, or Art History6
6 credits of first or second year courses in Art History, FNST, (must be designated humanity), Hist 209, or any First Nations Language course6
6 credits of first or second year electives6
Total Credits60
  1. Apply direct to the University Credit Program

  2. Submit proof of English Studies 12 or First People's English 12 or equivalent

  3. Once admitted, register in the courses required for this specialization

Course prerequisites include

  • Math 11

The prerequisites for individual courses are outlined in the course descriptions. Students missing prerequisites may enrol in Career & College Preparation (CCP) upgrading courses while completing the program.

English proficiency is required for all students entering CMTN programs.  Please visit our English Language Alternatives page to see how this requirement can be met. 

Need help with the application process?  Contact an Educational Advisor.

Admission to an intake does not guarantee completion in 2 years. 

Fees Domestic International
Full-time 30 Credits 30 Credits
Tuition $3,146.70 $13,373.40
Mandatory fees $240.00 $290.88

Lab fees (17.16 per credit)1

$52.50 $52.50
Student Union fees2 $109.28 $109.28
Health and Dental Insurance4,5 $285.00 $602.04
Total Tuition:


Books & supplies2 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Field School fees3 $900.00 $900.00
Total: $6,733.48 $17,328.10

Tuition and fees effective August 1, 2024 for the 2024/25 Academic Year.

1Lab fees are mandatory. All associate degrees require a minimum of 3 credits in laboratory science, and students may take up to 42 lab credits.

2Costs are approximate and may vary depending on courses taken. Student union fees are term based.

3Field schools have additional costs between $100 - $900 per field school, depending on the location and the activities. Field schools are not a mandatory component of all associate degrees, however, students are strongly encouraged to attend a field school during the spring/summer semester. Associate Degrees specializing in Environmental Geoscience are encouraged to attend a minimum of two field schools. Field schools are subject to different deposit requirements and refund rules.

4The Coast Mountain Students Union (CMSU) is pleased to announce that Extended Health and Dental Insurance has been approved by student referendum held in March 2021. Additional information will be provided by CMSU July 2021, including details of the coverage and directions for the opt out process for students with equivalent coverage. For any inquiries about the plan or referendum, please contact Golnoosh Namazi,

5Basic Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.

Career opportunities 

Coast Mountain College offers two-year Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences. Courses used to complete the Associate Degree requirement can transfer as first or second year course credits to UBC, SFU, UVIC or UNBC.

Associate Degrees can lead to undergraduate degrees in different specializations at other post-secondary institutions depending upon the requirements of that particular institution.