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Fish Management & Aquaculture Sciences

Fish Management & Aquaculture Sciences

Fish Management & Aquaculture SciencesKey Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

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.


 

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

Fish Management & 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.

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Fish Management and Aquaculture Sciences

Total Credit Hours:
60.0-61.00

Estimated Course Fees:
$3,557.00-$3,657.00

Class Hours: 27.0-28.0
Lab Hours: 55.0

Total Credit Hours:
60.0-61.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$3,557.00-$3,657.00

Class Hours: 27.0-28.0
Lab Hours: 55.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  FMAQ-1110 Fish Culture I 1.50 5.00 4.00 $225.00
  FMAQ-1115 Hatchery Maintenance - Structure 1.00 2.00 2.00 $420.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  EM-1108 Basic Life Support (CPR) / Basic First Aid 0.00 3.00 1.00 $200.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  NRM-1111 Natural Resources Equipment 0.00 2.00 1.00 $200.00
OR NRM-1110 Chain Saw Operations and Maintenance 0.00 2.00 1.00 $200.00
    Totals 9.50 14.00 16.00 $1,357.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  FMAQ-2240 Fish Health 1.00 2.00 2.00 $95.00
  BIOS-1132 Field Biology 0.50 0.00 0.50 $10.00
  BIOS-1132L Field Biology Lab 0.00 3.00 1.50 $85.00
  BIOS-1170 Zoology 2.00 0.00 2.00 $10.00
  BIOS-1170L Zoology Lab 0.00 2.00 1.00 $95.00
  WLM-1156 Wildlife Ecology and Identification 1.50 0.00 1.50 $10.00
  WLM-1156L Wildlife Ecology and Identification Lab 0.00 3.00 1.50 $120.00
  WELD-1120 Introduction to Welding 0.00 4.00 2.00 $300.00
  BIOS-2268 Ichthyology 1.50 0.00 1.50 $10.00
  BIOS-2268L Ichthyology Lab 0.00 3.00 1.50 $80.00
    Totals 6.50 17.00 15.00 $815.00

  COURSE NO. SUMMER SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NRM-2296 Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar 1.00 7.00 2.00 $100.00
    Totals 1.00 7.00 2.00 $100.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  FMAQ-2239 Pond Nuisance Control 0.50 1.00 1.00 $95.00
  NRM-2217 Aquatic Ecology 1.50 0.00 1.50 $10.00
  NRM-2217L Aquatic Ecology Lab 0.00 3.00 1.50 $80.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  NRM-1113 Watercraft Operation and Maintenance 0.00 2.00 1.00 $175.00
  GENV-1100 Stream Water Quality Monitoring(SL/CR) 0.00 2.00 1.00 $110.00
  GEO-1125 Map Reading and Interpretation 0.00 2.00 1.00 $95.00
  CHEM-1131 Environmental Chemistry 1.50 3.00 3.00 $100.00
  GEO-1104 Introduction to GPS and GIS 1.00 4.00 3.00 $300.00
OR BIOS-1160 Watershed Assessment 0.00 4.00 2.00 $200.00
    Totals 6.50-7.50 17.00 15.00-16.00 $905.00-$1,005.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  FMAQ-2220 Fish Culture II 1.50 5.00 4.00 $200.00
  FMAQ-2238 Fish Management (Capstone) 1.50 5.00 4.50 $150.00
  NRM-1114 How to Get Government Jobs 0.50 0.00 0.50 $30.00
  *** Social Science Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
    Totals 3.50 10.00 12.00 $380.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 9.50 Lab Hours: 14.00 Cost: $1,357.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 6.50 Lab Hours: 17.00 Cost: $815.00

SUMMER SEMESTER
Course Hours: 1.00 Lab Hours: 7.00 Cost: $100.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 6.50-7.50 Lab Hours: 17.00 Cost: $905.00-$1,005.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 3.50 Lab Hours: 10.00 Cost: $380.00

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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.

 

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Interested in more information about becoming an Aqua Culture Specialist? Download our Fish Management and Aqua Culture ebook!

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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

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.

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 37%
2015 - 2016 41%
2014 - 2015 61%

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    _________________________________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 17.65%
2015 - 2016 19.23%
2014 - 2015 30.23%

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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