Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Fisheries Technology at the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus provides a broad educational and practical foundation in the field. Students completing the A.A.S. degree will be prepared to pursue a four-year degree program with the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, or for entry-level employment in federal and state agencies, hatcheries, and the private sector. Online courses are available, offering maximum flexibility for students.

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
  • Fishery observer
  • Fish and wildlife surveyor
  • Habitat restoration technician
  • Stream surveyor
  • Fisheries management assistant
  • Hatchery technician

Many fisheries technology careers offer an attractive quality of life and great potential for advancement. Agencies often looking for fisheries technology employees include:

  • State Department of Fish and Game
  • US Fish and Wildlife
  • Salmon Hatcheries
  • Native Corporations
  • Aquaculture / Mariculture Industry

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