Coastal Fisheries and Marine Technology
Associates Degree – 63 Credits
Certificate – 31 Credits
Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Coastal Fisheries & Marine Technology is designed with a four-fold purpose:
1. To prepare graduates for entry level positions relevant to the Commercial Fishing Industry and the Aquaculture industry.
2. To provide required training to youth license holders in Commercial Fishing as a career pathway to gain their adult Commercial Fishing license.
3. To respond to the growing need for additional training in both the Commercial Fishing industry and the expanding industry of land-based fish farming.
4. To provide persons interested in marine fisheries the opportunity to upgrade their skills and knowledge base for career advancement with a college degree and an avenue to work toward more advanced degrees.
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Marine Technology, the graduate is prepared to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the environmental, scientific, ecological, and practical theories of commercial fisheries and aquaculture systems.
• Understand and apply knowledge of the fisheries industry, its language, regulations, and management practices to include both offshore and land-based practices.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of commercial fishing vessels structural components to include electrical, electronic, hydraulic, fluid, and engine systems and the maintenance needs of those systems.
• Understand and apply knowledge concerning safety and conscientious stewardship of the environment.