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Introduction to Fisheries Technology at KBC

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KBC is partnering with the Ketchikian campus of the University of Alaska Southeast to directly offer the UAS Associate of Applied Science in Fisheries Technology.  The program offers a Certificate in Fisheries Technology as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Fisheries Technology degree.  

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Two Program Offerings

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Certificate of Fisheries Technology

 

- One year program

- Includes hands-on training and internship

 

While fulfilling the requirements of the Fisheries Technology Certificate, students learn the practical skills and knowledge needed to enter careers in fisheries technology. The Fisheries Technology certificate can have either a fish culture or fisheries management emphasis. All the classes required for the Certificate also apply to the AAS in Fisheries Technology, allowing students to easily continue on in their Fisheries studies.

 

 

Associate of Applied Science

 

- Two year program

- Includes Intensive Training & Internship

 

The Associate of Applied Science 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. 

 

The AAS will fully articulate with the UAF BS and BA degrees in Fisheries.

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Careers in Fisheries

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Fisheries Technicians work in a wide variety of fields and for a wide variety of agencies, both private and public.  Potential positions include fisheries technician, fish culturist, field biologist, fishery observer, fish and wildlife surveyor, habitat restoration technician, stream surveyor, harvest management assistant, hatchery technician, and water quality technician.

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Job Availabilty

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Jobs availability in the fisheries workforce is good. Right now there is a shortage of fisheries technicians and fisheries biologists in the State of Alaska, a trend predicted to continue for at least the next 10 years. This program can help you get the education you need to opbtain one of the many jobs currently open in this field.

 

Annual entry-level salaries range from $30,000 to $40,000 depending on lacation and position. 

 

Since many fisheries technology positions are seasonal, graduates should keep in mind that salaries may vary significantly.  Agencies often looking for employees include state departments such as Fish and Game; US Fish and Wildlife, hatcheries, native corporations and aquaculture business ventures.

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USDA Tuition Assistance

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This financial aid opportunity is made possible through a USDA NIFA grant. It is offered to rural (including Homer area residents) and Native Alaskans enrolled in the Fisheries Technology Program. No application process is needed, determination of recipients is done on a semester basis from Fisheries Technology class rosters after registration closes.

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Contact Us

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Kate Sullivan

Fisheries Technology Program Head/Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology

University of Alaska Southeast-Ketchikan

907-228-4565

kate.sullivan@uas.alaska.edu

 

Deborah Boege-Tobin, PhD

Associate Professor Biology

Kachemak Bay Campus-Kenai Peninsula College/UAA

907-235-1607

ddtobin@kpc.alaska.edu

 

Dean Sundmark

Advising and Support Services Specialist

Kachemak Bay Campus-Kenai Peninsula College/UAA

907-235-1655

dssundmark@kpc.alaska.edu

 

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