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Fisheries Technology
Limited Entry *
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015

*Information regarding the requirements for this
Limited Entry program is available by accessing
the Admissions to Limited & Restricted Entry Programs page.

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Todd Hanna: 503-491-7163 - Room F14

Marla Chaney: 503-491-7330 - Room F13

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The purpose of the two-year Fisheries Technology AAS degree curriculum is to prepare students for successful careers with private, federal or state agencies as a fish culturist and/or a fishery technician. Over and above such required work as fish biology, fish husbandry and fishery techniques, a significant portion of the program will provide hands-on experience through field and propagation projects, including operations in the campus fish hatchery.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Develop and apply a variety of techniques commonly used to evaluate and manage fisheries in the Pacific Northwest
  • Develop and apply basic fish husbandry principles employed in Pacific Northwest fish culture facilities to successfully raise a variety of aquatic species
  • Design, conduct and present (written and oral) a fisheries-related research project
  • Apply a variety of building and equipment maintenance techniques commonly employed at fish culture facilities
  • Demonstrate and apply basic biological principles to the study of fish
  • Demonstrate and apply basic statistical processes to the analysis of fisheries data
  • Discuss current issues impacting the field of natural resources
  • Conduct and record a stream survey in accordance with a standardized procedure.

Chest waders and rain gear are required and must be purchased by the student. Students completing the program will usually assist in propagation and rearing of game and food fish. Because of the rigorous activity demanded by the work, good physical condition is a necessity.

Fisheries Technology is a limited-entry program. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Admission is based on date of application and satisfactory completion of placement criteria. Application packets are available on our website at Once you have read the application packet, if you have questions about the admission process, please call 503-491-7165

First Quarter (Fall) Credits
FI101 Fishery Techniques I 4
FI111 Fish Biology I 4
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab 1 1
MTH060 Beginning Algebra I1,3 4
NR180 Career Development in Natural Resources 1
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing2,3 4
Second Quarter (Winter)
FI102 Fishery Techniques II 4
FI112 Fish Biology II 4
BT210ZAA Access - Level I 1
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II3,4 4
WR121 English Composition 4
Third Quarter (Spring)
FI103 Fishery Techniques III 4
FI113 Fish Biology III 4
FI205 Fisheries Lab Techniques 2
BT210ZEA Excel – Level I 1
PE185FSW Swimming & Basic Water Safety or
PE185SWH introduction to Scuba
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
FI201 Fish Husbandry I 6
FI207 Fisheries Data Analysis Techniques 3
FI211 Field Projects I 2
FI241 Stream Habitat Assessment and Improvement 2
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations or
PSY201 General Psychology
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
FI202 Fish Husbandry II 6
FI212 Field Projects II 2
FI221 Building and Equipment Maintenance and Repair I 4
FI231 Current Issues in Natural Resources 1
   Health and Physical Education requirement5 2-3
Sixth Quarter
FI203 Fish Husbandry III 3
FI213 Field Projects III 2
FI222 Building and Equipment Maintenance and Repair II 4
WE280FI Cooperative Education Internship6 2
WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
 Total Credits 97-99

1Students placing in MTH065 (or higher) do not need to complete MTH060, but instead should take MTH065 (or higher) first quarter.
2 Students placing in WR121 do not need to complete WR115, but instead should take WR121 in the fall, first quarter.
3Students who place into WR121 and MTH065 may need electives to satisfy degree requirement of 90 credits. Although not required, students are encouraged to select from the list of suggested electives below.
4A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
5Students must have current First Aid and CPR cards. HE252 and HPE285OL offer certification in First Aid and CPR. Students may also contact the Red Cross or American Heart Association for training.
6WE280FI_ may be taken any quarter, including the summer.

‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

Suggested Electives to satisfy degree requirement of 90 credits:

FT228 introduction to Geographic information Systems - 3
HD100 College Success - 1
HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies - 3
HPE285OL Wilderness Survival - 3
NR242 Watershed Processes - 3
PE185SWH Introduction to Scuba - 1
WE280FI Cooperative Education Internship
WLD116 General Welding I - 3

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