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Assistant Professor Joel Markis leads a lab class in the study of salmon habitat in Indian River near Sitka

Fisheries Technology Program

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. Companies within the fisheries industry have donated scholarship money to make internship opportunities, training and work experience a large part of the education process.

The resulting programs are the Fisheries Technology Occupational Endorsements, Certificates and the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Fisheries Technology. UAS Fisheries Technology faculty and staff are available to discuss job availability, career paths, or educational next steps.

Completion of our programs can lead to employment opportunities in a wide range of technical and non-technical careers.

Program Degrees

Fisheries Technology Program

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 - beginning this fall with instructor approval, 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.

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.

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

Fisheries Technology Program

Our Student Success advisors are on hand to help you find and apply for available scholarships and grants. Please refer to our Financial Support section for an overview of your options.

Available scholarships specific to this area of study include:

Scholarships available for Fisheries
CategoryTitleDeadlineApplication Package
GeneralSitka Campus General Support ScholarshipNo DeadlineUAS Scholarship
GeneralSitka Campus Advisory Council ScholarshipNo DeadlineUAS Scholarship
GeneralSitka Campus ScholarshipNo DeadlineUAS Scholarship
GeneralIcicle Seafood Scholarship Fund for Petersburg High School StudentsNo DeadlineUAS Scholarship
Vocational TechnologyIcicle Seafood Scholarship Fund for Career and Tech EducationNo DeadlineUAS Scholarship
HealthAHIMA Merit ScholarshipNo DeadlineNone
FisheriesIcicle Seafood Scholarship Fund for Fisheries TechnologyNo DeadlineUAS Scholarship
GeneralSitka Campus Tuition Waiver - GeneralNo DeadlineUAS Scholarship
FisheriesSitka Campus Tuition Waiver - FisheriesNo DeadlineUAS Scholarship
HealthSitka Campus Tuition Waiver - Health CareNo DeadlineUAS Scholarship
Law EnforcementSitka Campus Tuition Waiver - Law EnforcementNo DeadlineUAS Scholarship
FisheriesDIPAC Ladd Macaulay Scholarship for Fisheries TechnologyNo DeadlineNone
GeneralUA Foundation Scholarships - GeneralNo DeadlineUA Foundation
FisheriesUA Foundation Scholarships - FisheriesNo DeadlineUA Foundation
HealthUA Foundation Scholarships - Health CareNo DeadlineUA Foundation
Law EnforcementUA Foundation Scholarships - Law EnforcementNo DeadlineUA Foundation
FisheriesNSRAA Scholarship ProgramNo DeadlineNone
GeneralNSRAA Scholarship ProgramNo DeadlineNone

Fisheries Technology Program

Current Internship Opportunities

View list of fisheries technology internship opportunities.

Current Job Opportunities

View list of fisheries technology job openings.

A Course in an iPad

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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.

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