ULC Course Description

Cultural Resources
Control Number: 299
Course Number: 33CUR01A
CEUs: 3.0     PDHs: 0.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course provides students with a broad-based understanding of the character and quality of cultural resources, a working knowledge of the identification and assessment procedures applied to those resources, and a review of tribal policy principles that impact agency cultural resources management. The course is designed for planners, environmental resources managers, student managers, project managers, and others who will participate in the management of cultural resources and interact with Indian tribes.

The course addresses cultural resources and overarching laws and regulations that define significance, mandate management, and prescribe treatment. Students will learn the various types of cultural resource categories and their attributes, quality and values. Students receive an overview of Corps planning and management actions that have the potential to affect cultural resources. Focus on the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, the Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1979, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act as well as other statutory requirements introduces students to regulatory responsibilities. This course gives special consideration to the procedural requirements of Section 106 of the NHPA and the interrelationships of the agency, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Office, and officials of Indian tribes with the opportunity to apply knowledge to case studies.The program also offers an overview of the nature of Corps relations with Indian tribes including an understanding of the Trust relationship, government-to-government relations, treatment of Native American human remains and associated objects and Indian access to sacred sites. State-of-the-art field techniques, methodologies regional overviews, and data management are illustrated.

Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational series: selected 0020, 0100, 0400, 0800 and 1300; (b) Grade: GS-07 or above (water resource planners, rangers, park managers, planners, study managers, designers - anyone potentially involved with cultural resources during the planning, design, or operation of a project). Senior leaders and decision makers at the USACE District and MSC levels are encouraged to enroll in this course offering. Nominees should have attended the Environmental Impact Assessment course and the PCC1 Civil Works Orientation course, or equivalents.


If you would like to enroll in a class, click here for more information.

If you are already enrolled and have questions about a class see links below.

For course dates, locations, and enrollment information, click here.
For course content, purpose, description or prerequisites, click here.

Sessions: This information is updated nightly and may be up to 24 hours old.
SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open