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Fisheries Technology

  • S Sitka
  • O Online

Alaska is currently experiencing a shortage of fisheries technicians and fisheries biologists – a trend predicted to continue for at least the next 10 years. The University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus, has partnered with industry and regulatory agencies to develop programs that can meet this growing need for qualified personnel.

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Delivery Methods

A Unique Format

Most Fisheries Technology courses can be taken online, at your own pace. Sitka students can also enjoy the benefits of face-to-face classroom experience, since almost all of our courses are delivered in a "hybrid" format with local students attending lectures while eLearning students tune in over the internet. This format also allows you to review missed classes via the archived audio and screen record of live classes. In addition, students can take select courses via iPad. These "off the grid" courses allow you to complete an entire course independent of the internet whenever you can squeeze it into your busy schedule. The waterproof iPads — provided as a free loan by UAS — contain all lectures, videos, readings, FAQs, and even the exams which you can take remotely without proctoring services. iPad course offerings include: FT120 - Introduction to Fisheries of Alaska, FT122 - Alaska Salmon Culture I and FT222 - Alaska Salmon Culture II.

For online access you will need a computer with a good internet connection, either at your home or at your nearest UA partner campus.

Certain courses include concentrated lab sessions, designed to give you hands-on training and provide the opportunity to work with classmates and instructors in a collaborative environment. These courses require physical attendance for up to one week at UAS Sitka Campus or at one of our partner campuses in Ketchikan, Valdez, Homer, Kodiak and Bethel.

For more details about the iPad delivery method, contact Joel Markis at 907-747-7760.

Jobs & Internships

Members of the fishing industry and Alaska state regulatory agencies frequently offer local working internships for UAS Fisheries Technology students, providing a valuable opportunity to explore a variety of career options.

Current Internship Opportunities

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Current Job Opportunities

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Faculty & Staff

Joel A. Markis, M.S.

Joel A. Markis, M.S.

Assistant Professor and Program Director of Fisheries

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Angela Bowers

Angela Bowers

Assistant Professor

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Lauren Wild, Ph.D.

Lauren Wild, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology

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