Coastal Fisheries and Marine Technology


Associates Degree – 63 Credits

Certificate – 31 Credits

Program Information & Course List         

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: 

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the environmental, scientific, ecological and practical theories of commercial fisheries and aquaculture systems. 
  1. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to the various facets of the marine industry. 
  1. Demonstrate interpersonal, written, and scientific and practical skills required for successful employment in the marine industries. 
  1. Consistently exhibit ethical behavior and respect for a diverse community, applying services equitably to all people. 
  1. Understand and apply knowledge concerning safety and conscientious stewardship of the environment. 
  1. Be a responsible member of society and the workforce, applying knowledge skills and abilities, ultimately, for the betterment of one’s local community.

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