Adams State Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification
Adams State and the Colorado Historical Society's Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) are joining forces to offer you the opportunity to receive college credit for your professional work.
Adams State is an accredited college delivering high-quality, professional development courses globally.
PAAC is designed to be a mutually beneficial educational program for avocational and professional archaeologists.
Together, we can offer you quality courses that serve your professional needs at your at convenience.
All PAAC courses are taught in class rooms by the Assistant State Archaeologist (who is also the State Training Coordinator for PAAC) of the Colorado Historical Society; none of the 13 listed courses is currently offered in an on-line format. Before you begin, please note, college credit requires full-time attendance and passing a final exam with a minimum score of 70%. Courses on each PAAC schedule will be listed in the Extended Studies Program website as well. Contact the Local PAAC Coordinator, the State Training Coordinator, or Adams State University for further information.
Before registering, please check the current PAAC schedule for available classes as only some of the 13 courses are offered in any given six-month period. Then click on the Register button below to enroll for college credit. Please note that you must also register separately for each PAAC course through the appropriate Local PAAC Coordinator to reserve a place in a course.
Adams State approved courses include:
- Archaeological Dating Methods; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF
- Basic Site Surveying Techniques; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF
- Colorado Archaeology; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF.
- Field and Laboratory Photography; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF
- Historical Archaeology; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF
- Introduction to Archaeology, CAS & PAAC; 0.5 semester hr credit, PDF
- Introduction to Laboratory Techniques; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF
- Perishable Materials; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF
- Prehistoric Ceramic Description and Analysis; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF
- Prehistoric Lithic Description & Analysis; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF
- Principles of Archaeological Excavation; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF
- Research Design & Report Writing; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF
- Rock Art Studies; 1.0 semester hr credit, PDF