The Paleontology Certification Program is for those who wish to
learn more about paleontology and develop skills in the collection,
preparation, curation, and study of fossils.
Course schedules are listed in the Paleontology Certification
E-Newsletter and are marked with an asterisk (*) on our Classes
page. If you wish to receive the Paleontology
Certification E-Newsletter, please click here to sign up.
the full list of 2011 Paleontology Course Descriptions (PDF |
You may choose from the following options:
The Paleontology Certification program consists of eight
required courses that provide students with an introduction to the
history of life as revealed through the fossil record as well as a
basic knowledge of the theories and techniques of paleontology.
Paleontology Lab Specialization Certificate
If you have an interest in fossil preparation, you can receive a
Paleontology Lab Specialization Certificate by completing a
hands-on Laboratory Methods course.
Paleontology Field Specialization Certificate
Students with a particular interest in field work may receive a
Paleontology Field Specialization Certificate by completing
additional related classroom programs, as well as by participating
in six days of field work.
Fast Track to Field Option
Completion of the first three courses is required before
registering for the Field Methods in Paleontology course. A
Certificate for Field Specialization will be granted after you have
completed the Paleontology Certificate.
Lab Volunteer Option
Just interested in volunteer opportunities in the DMNS
Schlessman Family Paleontology Lab? Simply complete the Laboratory
Methods in Paleontology Course to qualify.
Teacher Graduate Recertification Credit is now offered for all
Paleontology Certificate courses through the Colorado Schools of
Mines. Please indicate when you register for courses that you are
interested in the Recertification Credit. Note: An additional
charge will apply for the credit offered.
Registration is required for all courses. Call us at