Coastal Fisheries and Marine Technology
Associates Degree – 63 Credits
Certificate – 31 Credits
Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Marine Technology is designed with a four-fold purpose:
- To prepare graduates for entry level positions relevant to the Commercial Fishing Industry and the Aquaculture industry.
- To provide required training to youth license holders in Commercial Fishing as a vehicle to gain their adult Commercial Fishing license.
- To respond to the growing need for additional training in both the Commercial Fishing industry and the expanding industry of land-based fish farming.
- 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.
Career Opportunities: Graduates of the program will be qualified for positions such as Commercial Fisherman, Aquaculture Technician, Marine Technician, and Marine Engine Specialist.
Program Educational 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.
- Apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to the various facets of the marine industry.
- Demonstrate interpersonal, written, and scientific and practical skills required for successful employment in the marine industries.
- Consistently exhibit ethical behavior and respect for a diverse community, applying services equitably to all people.
- Understand and apply knowledge concerning safety and conscientious stewardship of the environment.
- Be a responsible member of society and the workforce, applying knowledge skills and abilities, ultimately, for the betterment of one’s local community.