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Fish Management & Aquaculture Sciences

Program


Associate of Applied Science in Fish Management and Aquaculture Sciences

The Fisheries Resource Management and Aquaculture program prepares you for a career working with both game and non-game species for fish. The program prepares students for positions with county and state water management agencies, state and federal Divisions of Natural Resources which require a two-year degree, and private enterprise aquaculture facilities.

Program Outcomes


The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Fish Management and Aquaculture Sciences:

  • Utilize current skills and techniques in fish and wildlife management to work effectively in a diversity of settings;
  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and apply fish population and habitat data;
  • Apply ecological and scientific understanding of natural systems to fish issues or problems, and to evaluate and manage fish habitats and populations;
  • Know environmental laws, regulations, and policy and understand their implications to fish and wildlife;
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with diverse audiences orally and in written form;
  • Work and behave ethically and appropriately as a fish professional; and,
  • Culture fish species at our campus fish hatchery.

Curriculum

HOCKING COLLEGE

Associate of Applied Science in Fish Management and Aquaculture Sciences

Course of Study

For students entering May 2014


COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
FMAQ-1110Fish Culture I2.005.004.00$175.00
FMAQ-1115Hatchery Maintenance - Structure1.003.002.00$420.00
ENGL-1122English Composition I3.000.003.00$40.00
NRM-1111Natural Resources Equipment0.501.501.00$200.00
EM-1108CPR & First Aid for Comm. & Workplace0.003.001.00$60.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$40.00
***Psychology, Sociology & Humanities0.000.003.00
Totals7.5012.5015.00$935.00
 
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
BIOS-1132Field Biology1.003.002.00$89.00
BIOS-1170Zoology2.003.003.00$55.00
WLM-1156Wildlife Ecology and ID2.003.003.00$80.00
FMAQ-1119Hatchery Maintenance - Welding1.003.002.00$260.00
BIOS-2268Ichthyology2.003.003.00$30.00
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
Totals11.0015.0016.00$554.00
 
COURSE NO.SUMMER SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
FMAQ-2296Fish Mgt and Aqua Practicum & Seminar1.007.002.00$50.00
Totals1.007.002.00$50.00
 
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
NRM-2217Aquatic Ecology2.003.003.00$30.00
COMM-1130Speech3.000.003.00$40.00
MATH-1113College Algebra4.000.004.00$40.00
NRM-1113Watercraft Operation and Maintenance0.501.501.00$175.00
GENV-1100Stream Water Quality Monitoring(SL/CR)0.501.501.00$60.00
NRM-1125Map Reading and Interpretation0.003.001.00$45.00
CHEM-1131Environmental Chemistry2.003.003.00$70.00
Totals12.0012.0016.00$460.00
 
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
FMAQ-2220Fish Culture II2.005.004.00$150.00
FMAQ-2238Fish Management (Capstone)2.006.004.00$100.00
FMAQ-2239Pond Nuisance Control0.501.501.00$150.00
FMAQ-2240Fish Health & Aquatic Nuisance Control1.003.002.00$150.00
ENGL-2225Technical Writing3.000.003.00$30.00
Totals8.5015.5014.00$580.00

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:ESTIMATED TOTAL COURSE FEES:
63.00$2,579.00

Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities


The Fish Management and Aquaculture Sciences program will qualify you for entry-level jobs such as fish technician, hatchery technician, aquaculturist, watershed coordinator, fish handler and fish research assistant.

Occupation Profile

Hocking College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764
877.HOCKING
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