PAAC Classes

Sign up for one of the very popular Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) courses being offered around the state in Fall 2016.  PAAC courses are a great way to expand your knowledge of Colorado archaeology at a reasonable cost.

What is PAAC?
A joint program of the Colorado Archaeological Society and the Office of the State Archaeologist of Colorado. The Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) is a mutually beneficial educational program for avocational and professional archaeologists. Established in 1978 by the Colorado Archaeological Society (CAS) and the Office of the State Archaeologist of Colorado (OSAC), it allows CAS members and other citizens to obtain formally recognized levels of expertise outside of an academic degree program. It also facilitates avocational public service and assistance in education, governmental management of cultural resources, research, and the protection of archaeological resources in Colorado. PAAC complements, but does not replace, existing university and governmental training programs. Click here to go to the History Colorado PAAC website.

Requirements of PAAC:
•All participants in the PAAC program must: Be 15 years of age or older
•Agree to the PAAC Code of Ethics
•Pay a non-refundable, nominal materials fee per course (also sometimes a fee for the meeting room)

Spring 2017 PAAC Classes – 

No PAAC Classes will be offered in Spring 2017. Chris Johnston, the Assistant State Archaeologist, is making changes to the classes this spring.  Look for more PAAC Classes in Fall 2017.