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The University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus Fisheries Technology Certificate program provides practical skills and knowledge to students considering careers in fisheries technology.

The program offers two different areas of emphasis:

  • Alaska Salmon Enhancement - introduces students to the principles, concepts and methods used in the production of Pacific Salmon with an emphasis on modern fish culture techniques use by Alaskan producers.
  • Fisheries Management - introduces students to common sampling and monitoring techniques and parameters utilized by fish technicians in southeast Alaska including the management, law and economics of fisheries.

Students can choose to complete the certificate with either emphasis. Both require three credit hours of internship.

This certificate online course work integrates with the A.A.S. in Fisheries Technology program.

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

The Fisheries Technology Certificate 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.

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Fisheries Technology

Sitka Campus 
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, Alaska
99835

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The UAS 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 and educational institution. 

 
 

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