The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Fisheries Technology at the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus provides a broad educational and practical foundation in the field. Students completing the A.A.S. degree will be prepared to pursue a four-year degree program with the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, or for entry-level employment in federal and state agencies, hatcheries, and the private sector. Online courses are available, offering maximum flexibility for students.
Fisheries technicians work in a wide variety of fields and for a wide variety of agencies, both private and public. Potential positions include:
- Fisheries technician
- Fish culturist
- Fishery observer
- Fish and wildlife surveyor
- Habitat restoration technician
- Stream surveyor
- Fisheries management assistant
- Hatchery technician
Many fisheries technology careers offer an attractive quality of life and great potential for advancement. Agencies often looking for fisheries technology employees include:
- State Department of Fish and Game
- US Fish and Wildlife
- Salmon Hatcheries
- Native Corporations
- Aquaculture / Mariculture Industry
This program requires 60 credit hours of course work:
- For the 17 credits hours of General Education Requirements (GERs), refer to the most current UAS academic catalog
- Computer Literacy
- Fundamentals of Fisheries Oceanography
- Fisheries Management Techniques Lab
- Introduction to Fisheries of Alaska
- Alaska Salmon Culture I
- Fisheries Management Techniques
- Alaska Salmon Culture II
- Introduction to Limnology
- Fisheries Management, Law, Economics
- Fundamentals of Fisheries Biology
- Fisheries Technology Internship
- For the additional 8 credit hours, select from the list in the most current UAS academic catalog
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fisheries Technology requires completion of English S111 and Math S105.
Placement test scores determine where students start in Math and English courses.
We recommend you take your placement tests in advance to assess your abilities. Knowing your English and Math skill levels is an important part of selecting the right courses for your choice of study.
For detailed information on specific requirements for this program, please refer to the most current UAS academic catalog.
Contact a partner campus in your area:
- UAS Ketchikan Campus
- UAA Kodiak College
- UAA Kenai Peninsula College
- Prince William Sound Community College
The UAS Fisheries Technology Pathway to Employment Project is 100% funded through a $2,507,463 U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant. UAS is an AA/EO employer/program and auxiliary aids & services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.