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Fisheries Technology - How to Get Started

The Fisheries Technology program begins during fall term. Are you 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. Any student admitted to MHCC can sign up for classes in the program after reading, writing and math placement requirements have been met. Registration for fall term is open May through September.

Complete the MHCC Application Process

It is easy to get started at MHCC. Simply follow the steps in our New Student Checklist. These include filling out the admission form, figuring out how to pay for college through programs like the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), connecting with our staff to choose classes, and more.

See the New Student Checklist

Applied to MHCC? Here's what to do next

After you have been admitted to MHCC, you will need to meet the course registration requirements in reading, writing, and math.

Placement Requirements Needed to Get Started in This Program

Placement into RD115 or completion of RD090 Placement into WR115 or completion of WR090 Placement into MTH065/MTH058 or completion of MTH060/020

 Learn more about College Placement Testing

Sign up for classes

After completing the placement requirements, you can sign up for classes. First term students should sign up for these classes: 

  • FI101 Fishery Techniques I (4 credits)
  • FI111 Fish Biology I (4 credits)
  • HPE120 Introduction to Navigation (1 credit)
  • CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I (1 credit)
  • MTH065 or MTH058 Beginning Algebra II (or higher) or Quantitative Reasoning I (4-6 credits)

Meet with an Advisor

Have more questions? Connect with the Student Services HUB

Additional Program Costs

There are a few pieces of equipment you will need to complete your coursework that are an additional cost to Mt. Hood Community College tuition, fees, and textbooks. 

This additional equipment includes:

  • Rain Gear
  • TI-83 Calculator
  • Wading Staff
  • Chest Waders
  • Polarized Glasses

Textbooks per term range from $100-$500, and can be purchased online through the college bookstore.

Learn About Paying for College

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Have questions about the Fisheries Technology Program?

Read Fisheries Technology Frequently Asked Questions

Ready to Get Started?

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