Alaskan Aquaculture O.E.

Department website: https://uas.alaska.edu/career_ed/fisheries/index.html

Sitka, e-Learning

This occupational endorsement provides training for students interested in careers in aquaculture. Courses introduce students to the fundamentals of marine aquaculture and provide knowledge and applied training on rearing salmon and other marine organisms. The knowledge and skills learned in this program are essential to workforce development in the aquaculture sector. Emphasis options include either Fisheries Emphasis or Vessel Operator Emphasis.

This occupational endorsement provides training for students interested in careers in aquaculture. Courses introduce students to the fundamentals of marine aquaculture and provide knowledge and applied training on rearing salmon and other marine organisms. The knowledge and skills learned in this program are essential to workforce development in the aquaculture sector.

Fisheries Emphasis

The Fisheries Emphasis of the Alaskan Aquaculture Occupational Endorsement will focus on broad issues of aquaculture and Alaskan Fisheries. The Fisheries Emphasis can be completed 100% distance.

Minimum Credit Hours 13
FT S120Fisheries of Alaska3
FT S122Alaska Salmon Culture I3
FT S222Alaska Salmon Culture II3
FT S223Alaskan Aquaculture Lab1
or FT S291 Fisheries Technology Internship
FT S274Fish Biology3
Total Credits13

Vessel Operator Emphasis

The Vessel Operator Emphasis of the Alaskan Aquaculture Occupational Endorsement will focus on hands-on application of small vessel operations. The Vessel Operator Emphasis must be completed locally in Sitka or Ketchikan.

Minimum Credit Hours 13
FT S122Alaska Salmon Culture I3
FT S150Cold Water Survival1
FT S222Alaska Salmon Culture II3
FT S223Alaskan Aquaculture Lab1
FT S291Fisheries Technology Internship3
MTR S119Small Vessel Operator1
MTR S120Outboard Motor Maintenance1
Total Credits13