The current Public History and Historic Preservation Career Studies Certificate program course requirements (revised 2016-2017) are:
HIS 180 Historical Archaeology
HIS 181 Introduction to Historic Preservation
HIS 183 Survey of Museum Practice
HIS 187 Interpreting Material Culture
HIS 190 Coordinated Internship
18 total course credits required for the Public History and Historic Preservation Career Studies Certificate
Courses can be taken in any order, except the internship will usually be taken as the last course.
The elective course is to be chosen from:
HIS 186 Collections Management
HIS 188 Field Survey Techniques for Archaeology
GIS 200 Geographic Information Systems
HIS 205 Local History
HIS 218 Introduction to Digital History
HIS 281 History of Virginia I
All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.
Check the official NVCC catalog information on the Public History and Historic Preservation Career Studies Certificate.