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Fisheries Technology - FAQ

Do you still have questions about the program, careers after graduation, or how to get started? Take a look at the frequently asked questions or talk with an advisor to get the help you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Normally, the Fisheries Technology degree program takes two years of full-time study. Some students take longer because they can't attend full-time or need help with reading, writing, or math.

In addition to an associate degree, if you complete the Fisheries Technology degree program, you'll be able to:

  • Evaluate and manage fisheries.
  • Develop and apply basic fisheries principles to raise a variety of aquatic species.
  • Design, conduct, and present fisheries-related research.
  • Apply basic biological principles to the study of fish.
  • Apply basic statistical processes to the analysis of fisheries data.
  • Discuss current issues impacting the field of natural resources.
  • Conduct and record stream surveys.

Mt. Hood Community College has several student resources on campus to help students connect with employers and find a job placement both during and after their time at MHCC. Learn more through Career Planning.

If you're 18 or older, you can start without a high school diploma or GED. But if you haven't finished high school, you can work on it here while beginning your business career. Students under 18 without a diploma should talk with an advisor to get the assistance you need to get started.

You can start a course or two without them. But it's best for all students, whether full-time or part-time, to take the placement test soon, especially if you're aiming for a degree or certificate. The test covers reading, writing, and math and is free. To schedule a placement test, contact Testing Services.

The Fisheries Technology program begins during fall term, but if you are starting classes in another term, don’t worry! There still may be courses you can start taking if you’re starting college in a different term. Please contact the program advisors for details.

Some classes may be available at night or online. Not all classes are available at night every term, so meet with an advisor to plan carefully.

Sometimes, yes. Some classes must be taken in order, and some have prerequisites. Check the catalog or talk to an academic advisor to plan your classes.

There's no special application for students in the Fisheries Technology program, but you must apply to MHCC.

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