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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 Emphasis

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.

Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

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

Occupational Endorsement
Fisheries Technology

Emphasis options include either Alaska Salmon Enhancement or Fisheries Management.

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.

Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

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 credits):
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 (2014-2015 Catalog)

Fish Culture Emphasis
Minimum Credit Hours32
General Requirements11
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 C or better
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
MATHS105Intermediate Algebra4
MATHS107College Algebra4
STATS107Introductory 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 Requirements21
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 credits)
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 credits)
FTS230Alaska Salmon Culture Lab1
MTRS119Skiff Operator1
MTRS120Outboard Motor Maintenance1
Fisheries Management Emphasis
Minimum Credit Hours32
General Requirements11
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 C or better
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
MATHS105Intermediate Algebra4
MATHS107College Algebra4
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 Requirements21
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 (2014-2015 Catalog)

The AAS in Fisheries Technology requires a minimum of sixty credit hours and a GPA of 2.5. 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
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 & Team Building*3
*Grade C or better
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
MATHS105Intermediate Algebra4
MATHS107College Algebra4
Science
Select one from the following (4 credits)
ENVSS102Earth and Environment4
BIOLS103Biology and Society4
BIOLS104Natural History of Alaska4
CHEMS103Introduction to General Chemistry4
Students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree should take MATH S107. BIOL S105 and BIOL S106 is an allowable substitution for BIOL S103 and BIOL S104.
Major Requirements43
CIOSS105Computer 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
CIOSS235Spreadsheet Concepts & Applications3
CIOSS240Database Concepts & 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: Spring - 2015


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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39242T01Joel Markis
SITKA
Sun, Fri, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
4/10 - 4/12

Tuition and fees: $179 (additional charges may apply)

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39243T90Joel Markis
OTJNU
Sun, Fri, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
4/17 - 4/19

Tuition and fees: $179 (additional charges may apply)

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39244T91Joel Markis
OTHOMER
Sun, Fri, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
4/24 - 4/26

Class held in Kenai Alaska

Tuition and fees: $179 (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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39250T01James Seeland
SC
Wednesday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

This local Sitka course is a stacked hybrid class with E-learning students. Students must have access to a computer with a microphone, and the Internet. Additional information available at the course website: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html or by calling toll free 800-478-6653.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39252TD1James Seeland
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Online meetings. Students may choose to listen to recorded sessions on their own (with instructor permission), or participate in real time online meetings. Students must have access to a computer with a microphone, and the internet. Contact with instructor via Email and the Internet. Additional information available at the course website:

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

FT 193P
1 - 3 CR

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40079TD2James Seeland
DISTELIVE
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $179; $40 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

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40078TD1Joel Markis
DISTELIVE
1/12 - 1/30

Tuition and fees: $219 (additional charges may apply)

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40609TD3Joel Markis
DISTELIVE
2/2 - 3/13

Tuition and fees: $219 (additional charges may apply)

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40996T90James Seeland
OTCRAIG
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $179 (additional charges may apply)

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41171T01Joel Markis
SITKA
All Week
9:00a - 5:00p
3/15 - 3/21

Tuition and fees: $403 (additional charges may apply)

Presents common sampling and monitoring techniques and parameters utilized by fish technicians in Alaska fisheries. Provides instruction on field safety and survival techniques. Introduces students to nets, stream survey techniques, intertidal assessment, fish counts, habitat assessment, and data collection, recording, and presentation.

Prerequisite: FT S273 or co-enrollment.

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39245T01Joel Markis
SC110
Thursday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39246TD1Joel Markis
DISTELIVE
Thursday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Online meetings. Students may choose to listen to recorded sessions on their own (with instructor permission), or participate in real time online meetings. Students must have access to a computer with a microphone, and the internet. Contact with instructor via Email and the internet. Additional information available at the course website: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

The second 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 Alaska producers. Methods used to enhance and rehabilitate the five species of Pacific salmon harvested in the commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries of Alaska and Northwestern United States will be covered in detail. Provides students with understanding of regulations and guidelines established by the state of Alaska to administer salmon enhancement programs through private non-profit aquaculture association.

Prerequisite: FT S122

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39260T01James Seeland
SC
Tuesday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

This local Sitka course is a stacked hybrid class with E-learning students. Students must have access to a computer with a microphone, and the internet. Additional information available at the course website: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39261TD1James Seeland
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

This course is a stacked hybrid class with local Sitka students. Students participate in real time online meetings as scheduled. Web based, online meetings. Students may choose to listen to recorded sessions on their own (with instructor permission), or participate in real time online meetings. Students must have access to a computer with a microphone, and the internet. Contact with instructor via Email and the internet. Additional information available at the course website: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html.

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

The principles, concepts and techniques of limnology sampling in association with fisheries research, management and enhancement are presented in a technical application format. Topics include physical and biological characteristics of freshwater systems, and data collection, management and interpretation.

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or MATH S107 or STAT 107, and ENGL S111, and FT S120

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39248TD1Megan Gahl
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Online meetings. Students may choose to listen to recorded sessions on their own (with instructor permission), or participate in real time online meetings. Students must have access to a computer with a microphone, and the Internet. Contact with instructor via Email and the Internet . Additional information available at the course website: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html or by calling toll free 800-478-6653.

Tuition and fees: $577 (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.

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40074T01Joel Markis
SC
Tuesday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
40075TD1Joel Markis
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to the major groups of fishes with particular emphasis on fishes of the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Lecture, laboratory, and field work will introduce students to fin fish and shell fish. Identification and classification, anatomy and physiology, age and growth, reproduction and behavior will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on commercially important fish species of Alaska.

Prerequisite: FT S120 or instructor permission.

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39262T01Reid Brewer
SC
Monday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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

Tuition and fees: $756 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39267TD1Reid Brewer
DISTELIVE
Monday
5:00p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2

This course is a stacked hybrid class with local Sitka students. Students participate in real time online meetings as scheduled. Students must have access to a computer with a microphone, and the Internet, and a digital camera. Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $756 (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.

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40042T01Reid Brewer
SITKA
1/12 - 5/2

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $179; (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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