Fisheries Technology, A.A.S.

Sitka, e-Learning

The Associate of Applied Science provides students with a broad educational and practical foundation in the field of fisheries technology. Students will be prepared for entry level employment in federal and state agencies, hatcheries, and the private sector. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted at the Program Assessment website.

The A.A.S. 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
ENGL S111Methods of Written Communication3
or ENGL S212 Technical Writing
Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Oral Communication 1
Small Group Communication and Team Building
Computational Skills
Intermediate Algebra 2
College Algebra for Calculus
Select one of the following: 4
Biology and Society 3
Natural History of Alaska 3
Introduction to General Chemistry
Earth and Environment
Major Requirements
CIS S105Computer Literacy3
FT S110Fisheries Oceanography3
FT S111Fisheries Management Techniques Lab1
FT S120Fisheries of Alaska3
FT S122Alaska Salmon Culture I3
FT S211Fisheries Management Techniques3
FT S222Alaska Salmon Culture II3
FT S230Alaska Salmon Culture Lab1
FT S270Fresh Water Ecology3
FT S272Fisheries Management, Law and Economics3
FT S274Fisheries Biology3
FT S291 (Fisheries Technology Internship)6
Select 8 credits of the following:8
Small Business Management
Fish Pathology Lab
FT S194
(Fisheries Technology Practicum)
Individual Physical Activity: (Scuba Diving only)
Survey of Statistics
Advisor approved electives
Any of the science GERs not taken above
Total Credits50

Grade C 2.00 or better


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.