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Athabasca University

Undergraduate Certificate Overview

Regulations effective September 1, 2016.

Certificate students must complete all of the HRM Certificate courses including the Practicum. All courses are offered in distance format with tutor support.

The full program requirements are found on the UC-HRM Calendar page.

Program Requirements

Program Structure
Total credits in the program 30
Required credits 30
Residency requirement. At least 15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University. 15
Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits None permitted

General certificate regulations

Required Courses (30 credits)
HERM 301 Introduction to Heritage Resources Management (3)
HERM 312 Heritage Research (3)
HERM 322 Heritage Collections (3)
HERM 327 Heritage Policy in Canada (3)
HERM 339 Conservation (3)
HERM 342 General Principles of Planning Historic Places (3)
HERM 361 Interpretive Programming (3)
PHIL 334 Professional Ethics in Heritage Resources Management (3)
HERM 491 Heritage Certificate Practicum* (6)



* The practicum requires the completion of a 240-hour project. In consultation with the professor, Heritage Resources Management Program, students will identify in advance on their application for enrolment in the practicum details of their practicum project and a suitable on-site practicum supervisor. The professor will act as the course professor for the practicum. Students should plan to make application for their practicum several months before they plan to begin it. The application is to be submitted to the HRM program. Please see HERM 491 syllabus for the application and details.

Updated February 10 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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