Applied Archaeology for CRM Careers (CRMFS)

Session I: May 5-June 1, 2024
Session II: September 22-October 19, 2024


CRMFS is a four-week, intensive field school experience designed to provide students with job-ready skills to enter the workforce as archaeological field technicians in the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) industry. Students will learn key skills necessary for CRM jobs, including survey, surface collection, shovel-testing, excavation, laboratory techniques, relevant laws, and reporting. Students will learn the entire process of CRM practices, from data collection to data reporting and mitigation. Practical field and laboratory activities are supplemented by relevant readings and formal lectures.

CRMFS is offered as collaborative program by the CAA and the Center for Field Sciences.

Students may enroll in one of the two sessions for 8 academic credits.


Tuition includes room, all meals Monday-Friday, breakfast and lunch Saturday, supplies, and instruction.

4 Weeks: $4,800


Students reside in Kamp Dorm, which is located above the CAA’s museum in the historic Kamp Store. Kamp Dorm includes beds, showers, restrooms, as well as a shared microwave and refrigerator. You must bring your own bedding. Our facilities are approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and meet the Illinois Youth Camp Act’s criteria.

Kamp Dorm is located in the historic Kamp Store.

How to Enroll

Students should enroll through the Center for Field Sciences’ website:

Questions: If you have any questions, please contact the CAA at or 618-653-4316 for more information.