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Fisheries Technology

Jobs availability in the fisheries workforce is good. Right now there is a shortage of fisheries technicians and fisheries biologists in the State of Alaska, a trend predicted to continue for at least the next 10 years. This program can help you get the education you need to obtain one of the many jobs currently open in this field.

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Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.

Occupational Endorsement

Fisheries Technology

Emphasis options include either Alaska Salmon Enhancement or Fisheries Management.

Alaska Salmon Enhancement

This occupational endorsement provides training for students interested in salmon enhancement careers. Courses introduce students to the fundamentals of fisheries enhancement techniques and basic fisheries biology. The knowledge and skills learned in this program are essential to workforce development in the fish culture sector.

Fisheries Management Emphasis

This occupational endorsement provides lecture and training for students entering into fisheries management occupations. Courses introduce students to subjects spanning international and local fisheries management doctrine, fisheries law, fisheries economics and fisheries biology. The knowledge learned in this program will provide students with a base of knowledge to work in state or federal fisheries management.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Alaska Salmon Enhancement Emphasis

Minimum Credit Hours14
FTS120Introduction to Fisheries of Alaska3
FTS122Alaska Salmon Culture I3
FTS222Alaska Salmon Culture II3
FTS273Fundamentals of Fisheries Biology4

Select one from the following (1 credits):

FTS230Alaska Salmon Culture Lab1
FTS291Fisheries Technology Internship1

Fisheries Management Emphasis

Minimum Credit Hours14
FTS120Introduction to Fisheries of Alaska3
FTS211Fisheries Management Techniques3
FTS272Fisheries Management, Law and Economics3
FTS273Fundamentals of Fisheries Biology4

Select one from the following (1 credit):

FTS111Fish Management Techniques Lab1
FTS291Fisheries Technology Internship1

Fisheries Technology Certificate

Certificates are programs of study designed to prepare students to secure entry-level employment in their chosen field.

Typically a certificate is 30 credits (one year).

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Fish Culture Emphasis

Minimum Credit Hours32
General Requirements11
Program Requirements21

General Requirements

Written and Oral Communication Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication and Team Building*3
* Grade of C (2.00) or better

Computational Skills

Select one from the following (4 credits):

MATHS105Intermediate Algebra4
MATHS151College Algebra for Calculus4
STATS107Survey of Statistics4

Science Skills

Select one from the following (4 credits):

BIOLS103Biology and Society4
BIOLS104Natural History of Alaska4
BIOLS105Fundamentals of Biology I4
BIOLS106Fundamentals of Biology II4
CHEMS103Introduction to General Chemistry4
ENVSS102Earth and Environment4

Program Requirements

FTS120Introduction to Fisheries of Alaska3
FTS122Alaska Salmon Culture I3
FTS222Alaska Salmon Culture II3
FTS273Fundamentals of Fisheries Biology4
FTS291Fisheries Technology Internship3

Select one from the following (1 credit):

CIOSS135Using Spreadsheets in the Workplace1
CIOSS140Using Databases in the Workplace1

Select one from the following (3 credits):

FTS110Fundamentals of Fisheries Oceanography3
FTS270Introduction to Limnology3

Select one from the following (1 credit):

FTS230Alaska Salmon Culture Lab1
MTRS119Small Vessel Operator1
MTRS120Outboard Motor Maintenance1

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Fisheries Management Emphasis

Minimum Credit Hours32
General Requirements11
Program Requirements21

General Requirements

Written and Oral Communication Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication and Team Building*3
* Grade of C (2.00) or better

Computational Skills

Select one from the following (4 credits):

MATHS105Intermediate Algebra4
MATHS151College Algebra for Calculus4
STATS107Survey of Statistics4

Science Skills

Select one from the following (4 credits):

BIOLS103Biology and Society4
BIOLS104Natural History of Alaska4
BIOLS105Fundamentals of Biology I4
BIOLS106Fundamentals of Biology II4

Program Requirements

CIOSS135Using Spreadsheets in the Workplace1
FTS111Fisheries Management Techniques Lab1
FTS120Introduction to Fisheries of Alaska3
FTS211Fisheries Management Techniques3
FTS272Fisheries Management, Law, Economics3
FTS273Fundamentals of Fisheries Biology4
FTS291Fisheries Technology Internship3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

FTS110Fundamentals of Fisheries Oceanography3
FTS270Introduction to Limnology3

Associate of Applied Science: Fisheries Technology

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

The AAS in Fisheries Technology requires a minimum of sixty credit hours and a GPA of 2.50. Of the 60 credits, students must complete 20 credits at the 200 level or above. Students must earn 6 credit hours of internship.

Minimum Credit Hours60
General Education Requirements17
Major Requirements43

General Education Requirements

Written Communication Skills

ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3

Oral Communication Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication and Team Building*3
* Grade of C (2.00) or better

Computational Skills

Select one from the following (4 credits):

MATHS105Intermediate Algebra4
MATHS151College Algebra for Calculus4

Science

Select one from the following (4 credits):

BIOLS103Biology and Society4
BIOLS104Natural History of Alaska4
CHEMS103Introduction to General Chemistry4
ENVSS102Earth and Environment4
Students interested in pursuing a bachelor›s degree should take MATH S151. BIOL S105 and BIOL S106 is an allowable substitution for BIOL S103 and BIOL S104.

Major Requirements

CISS105Computer Literacy3
FTS110Fundamentals of Fisheries Oceanography3
FTS111Fisheries Management Techniques Lab1
FTS120Introduction to Fisheries of Alaska3
FTS122Alaska Salmon Culture II3
FTS211Fisheries Management Techniques3
FTS222Alaska Salmon Culture II3
FTS270Introduction to Limnology3
FTS272Fisheries Management, Law, Economics3
FTS273Fundamentals of Fisheries Biology4
FTS291Fisheries Technology Internship6

Select 8 credits from the following:

BAS166Small Business Management3
CISS235Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications3
CISS240Database Concepts and Applications3
FTS230Alaska Salmon Culture Lab1
MTRS119Skiff Operator1
MTRS120Outboard Motor Maintenance1
PES103Scuba Diving1
STATS107Survey of Statistics4
___S__Advisor-approved electives0-4
___S__Any of the science GERs not taken above4

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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FT Classes: Fall - 2015


An overview of the ocean environment with emphasis on processes that support fisheries productivity. Introduces fundamental concepts and principles of oceanography including major geological, chemical, physical and processes that occur in the world's oceans. Concepts will be presented in light of the interrelatedness of these disciplines and how they shape marine productivity. Human uses of fisheries and current issues in oceanography will be addressed.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78939T01Joel Markis
SC110
Tuesday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

This local Sitka course is a stacked hybrid class with e-learning students.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78940TD1Joel Markis
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

This course is a stacked hybrid class with local Sitka students. Students participate in real time online meetings as scheduled. Go to: www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start to get started. Order books from MBS Direct.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Hands-on approach to common sampling and monitoring techniques and parameters utilized by fish technicians in Alaska fisheries. Sampling techniques include setting minnow traps, beach seining, plankton sampling, habitat assessment, and data collection. Graded Pass/Fail.

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78941T90Joel Markis
OTHOMER
Sun, Mon, Tue
8:00a - 5:00p
11/1 - 11/3

Class is held in Homer, Alaska.

Tuition and fees: $190 (additional charges may apply)

The principles, concepts and techniques of fisheries management, enhancement and rehabilitation in Alaska are reviewed in terms of the biological, economics, social, and political aspects. Topics include overviews of Alaska fishing gear and geographical areas of salmon, herring, bottom and invertebrate fisheries; management methods; enhancement and rehabilitation techniques, data collection and usage.

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78942T01Reid Brewer
SC110
Monday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

This local Sitka course is a stacked hybrid class with e-learning students.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78943TD1Reid Brewer
DISTELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Course is a stacked hybrid class with local Sitka students. Students participate in real time online meetings as scheduled. PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in this course delivered entirely on an iPad should register for FT 120-TD2 Go to: www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start to get started. Order books from MBS Direct.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

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79923TD2Reid Brewer
DIST
8/31 - 12/12

This eLearning course is delivered entirely on an iPad. Students who do not have access to an iPad may check one out from Sitka Instructional Services; 907-747-7700 or sitka.distance@uas.alaska.edu. PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in this course delivered in real time online with scheduled meetings should register for section FT 120-TD1.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

The first course of a two semester sequence which introduces students to the principles, concepts and methods used in the production of Pacific Salmon with an emphasis on modern fish culture techniques used by Alaskan producers. Addresses all aspects of fry and smolt production. Topics include water quality, brood stock management, egg collection and incubation, egg and live fish transport, fresh and saltwater rearing techniques, feeding practices, growth, record keeping and fish health management.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78944T01James Seeland
SC110
Wednesday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78945TD1James Seeland
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79650T01James Seeland
SITKA
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $210 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79651T90James Seeland
OTHOMER
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $210 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79848T91James Seeland
OTKETCH
Tue, Wed
11/17 - 11/18

Tuition and fees: $210 (additional charges may apply)

The Federal Subsistence Board is the decision-making body that oversees the Federal Subsistence Management Program. The regional directors of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Forest Service, and a chairman appointed by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture. The Secretaries have delegated the authority to manage fish and wildlife for subsistence uses on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska to the Federal Subsistence Board. This class will explore how policy and procedures are created and how the regional advisory councils work to participate in this decision making process.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79628T05Joel Markis
SC
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $210 (additional charges may apply)

This course is intended to broadening student's understanding of the wide variety of fisheries careers that are available in our state. Each week students will be exposed to a different marine science career, job requirements, educational background, and compensation. This is a great class for students that are looking for direction in a marine science career and may want to know more and talk to those already in the industry. Jobs may include Fish and Game field technician, hatchery technician, Scientific Diver, research technician, and many others. Students will learn about what Career Pathways oppertunities are available in Alaska and how they can start preparing for those pathways now.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79646T04Lauren Bell
SC
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $210 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79648TD2Lauren Bell
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $210 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78958TD1Joel Markis
DISTELIVE
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $190 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79640T05James Seeland
SITKA
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $210 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79629TD2
DISTELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $630 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78947T02
SITKA
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $210 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78948T03Lauren Bell
SC
Monday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78959TD1Lauren Bell
DISTELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

This intensive course focuses on salmon enhancement techniques and skills appropriate to new students as well as those with fish culture experience. Topics include egg incubation techniques, feeding techniques, rearing, pathobiology and tagging and marking techniques. Course includes in-class lecture, labs, and visits to local salmon hatcheries.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78953T01James Seeland
SC
Mon, Tue, Wed
8:00a - 5:00p
10/26 - 10/28

Tuition and fees: $190 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78955T91James Seeland
OTANCH
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00a - 5:00p
9/23 - 10/1

Tuition and fees: $190 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79847T02James Seeland
SC
Mon, Tue, Wed
8:00a - 5:00p
10/26 - 10/28

Additional Fee: Housing for 4 nights at $31 per night plus bed tax (Sitka Fine Arts Camp) will be collected at the time student registers. Total housing cost for 4 nights: $124. Rooms are double occupancy (Includes Linens).

Tuition and fees: $334 (additional charges may apply)

An overview of fishery management techniques, principles and concepts; state, federal and international laws that affect fisheries; and fundamentals of fishery economic principles. Emphasis on the biological, economic, social, and political aspects of fisheries management. Examples from the Pacific Northwest will be used to highlight management techniques.

Prerequisite: FT S120. Corequisite: ENGL S111 and either COMM S111 or COMM S235.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78956T01Joel Markis
SC
Wednesday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78957TD1Joel Markis
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 7:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Work in an approved fisheries agency or natural resource based industry with a fisheries emphasis. The student is to be supervised by a senior employee of the agency in cooperation with the faculty advisor.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78960T01Reid Brewer
SITKA
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $190; (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
78961TD1Reid Brewer
DISTELIVE
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $190; (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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