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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: Summer - 2016


Explores the biology, fisheries, management, and research of various Alaskan fisheries throughout the state. Each week students will focus on a different portion of the state to learn about a different fishery. Fuest lecturers will emphasize the importance of research and current issues in their respective regions. Recommended for students looking to better understand how Alaska fisheries are unique.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51964TD1Joel Markis
DIST
5/16 - 8/6

This eLearning course is delivered entirely on an iPad. Students who do not have access to an iPad may check one out from Instructional Services 907-747-7700. Or, email sitka.distance@uas.alaska.edu.

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
51965TD1Joel Markis
DIST
5/16 - 8/6

This eLearning course is delivered entirely on an iPad. Students who do not have access to an iPad may check one out from Instructional Services 907-747-7700. Or, sitka.distance@uas.alaska.edu.

Tuition and fees: $570 (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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51966TD1Joel Markis
DIST
5/16 - 8/6

This eLearning course is delivered entirely on an iPad. Students who do not have access to an iPad may check one out from instructional services 907-747-7700 or email, sitka.distance@uas.alaska.edu.

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
51967TD1Joel Markis
DIST
5/16 - 8/6

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

 
 

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