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Fisheries Technology

Fisheries are one of the most important natural resources in Alaska and the industry has many opportunities for entry-level positions.


If you love the outdoors and could picture yourself working in Alaska's largest industry, fisheries technology is a great fit for you! KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer has partnered with UAS Sitka campus to offer this program that has options to earn either an occupational endorsement certificate (14 credits), certificate (32 credits) or AAS degree (60 credits). More flexibility is offered by choosing from two different emphasis areas: fisheries management or Alaska salmon enhancement.

As a fisheries technician, you can find work in a variety of fields in many different private or public or organizations and agencies such as the AK Dept. of Fish and Game, US Fish and Wildlife, AK Native corporations and the aquaculture/mariculture industries.

By "letting salmon lead you up the ladder" in the industry you can be certain you will be earning a degree that was designed with industry input to ensure that when you complete the program, you will have the skills required for employment. In addition, all courses are offered online. 

It is very important to work with an advisor to put together a program that meets your unique needs. The program can be coordinated through KBC in Homer.




Academic Advisors

Soldotna and Greater Peninsula

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Emily Knight
Director of Academic Advising
(907) 262-0373
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Enid S. McLane Building (EMB) 279

Homer and Surrounding Area

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Nancy Johnson
Student Services Manager and Senior Academic Advisor
(907) 235-1655
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Pioneer Hall (KBPH) 110



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