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Associate of Applied Sciences:

A.A.S. Fisheries Technology

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year degree awarded in a specific career or occupational field of experience. Residency requirement is 15 UAS semester credits.

The Associate of Applied Science degree 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 on the Program Assessment website.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

The AAS in Fisheries Technology requires a minimum of sixty credit hours and a GPA of 2.5. 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
Written Communication Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3
Oral Communication Skills
Select one from the following (3 credits)
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication & Team Building*3
*Grade C or better
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
MATHS105Intermediate Algebra4
MATHS107College Algebra4
Select one from the following (4 credits)
ENVSS102Earth and Environment4
BIOLS103Biology and Society4
BIOLS104Natural History of Alaska4
CHEMS103Introduction to General Chemistry4
Students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree should take MATH S107. BIOL S105 and BIOL S106 is an allowable substitution for BIOL S103 and BIOL S104.
Major Requirements43
CIOSS105Computer Literacy3
FTS110Fundamentals of Fisheries Oceanography3
FTS111Fisheries Management Techniques Lab1
FTS120Introduction to Fisheries of Alaska3
FTS122Alaska Salmon Culture II3
FTS211Fisheries Management Techniques3
FTS222Alaska Salmon Culture II3
FTS270Introduction to Limnology3
FTS272Fisheries Management, Law, Economics3
FTS273Fundamentals of Fisheries Biology4
FTS291Fisheries Technology Internship6
Select 8 credits from the following:
BAS166Small Business Management3
CIOSS235Spreadsheet Concepts & Applications3
CIOSS240Database Concepts & Applications3
FTS230Alaska Salmon Culture Lab1
MTRS119Skiff Operator1
MTRS120Outboard Motor Maintenance1
PES103Scuba Diving1
STATS107Survey of Statistics4
___S__Advisor-approved electives0-4
___S__Any of the science GERs not taken above4
Andrew Piston

'I love this job. I am fortunate to have been involved with a wide variety of research projects throughout southeast Alaska, including the opportunity to help design the juvenile sockeye salmon study at Hugh Smith Lake.'

Andrew Piston

Fisheries Technology
Sitka Campus 
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, AK

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