Certificate in Heritage Conservation

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Ideal for professionals who wish to augment their academic credentials in order to facilitate their work on heritage conservation projects, the 14-unit certificate program includes four core classes that impart the fundamentals of the discipline. The certificate is also an ideal complement to a graduate sudies in architecture, landscape architecture, building science, planning, public art administration, geography, anthropology, or other related disciplines.


The Heritage Conservation programs at USC include:



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Following is the program curriculum for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.  For previous years, please consult the online USC Catalogue archive.

The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings and any other contents of this catalogue at any time.


Required Courses Units
549 Fundamentals of Heritage Conservation 3
550 Heritage Conservation Policy and Planning 3
551 Conservation Methods and Materials 3
553 History of American Architecture and Urbanism 3
  Elective 2


Sample Electives

(or as approved by Program Faculty Advisor or Director)

554 Heritage Conservation Practicum- Advanced Documentation 3
555 Global Perspectives in Heritage Conservation 2
556 Readings in Heritage Conservation Theory 2
557 Sustainable Conservation of the Historic Built Environment 2
558 Fundamentals of Place-Making 2