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Marine Mammal Biology OEC

Marine Mammal Biology Occupational Endorsement Certificate


Explore Alaska and gain an edge over the competition with a fast-track career certificate in Marine Mammal Biology at KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. This Occupational Endorsement Certificate is designed for upper division undergraduate or recently graduated baccalaureate students to take Alaska-specific biology courses that can lead to jobs in related career fields. 

Students will receive vital education and experiential training required in the local workforce sectors to become technicians, biologists and marine mammal observers (for fisheries, oil/gas exploration, etc.). Through their internships they will be connected with biological organizations in need of employees, meeting the needs of local employers in the short-term and beyond.        

Potential job opportunities for graduates may include:

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Marine Mammal Technician 
  • Marine Mammal Observer
  • Marine Mammal Stranding Network Responder
  • Marine Mammal Assistant
  • Sea Life Park- Animal Trainer
  • Marine Biologist Intern
  • Marine Mammal Husbandry Aquarist
  • Marine Mammal Care Technician
  • On-Board Naturalist

 Certificate Requirements

Course Name Course Number Number of Credits
Advanced Marine Skeletal Articulation BIOL A325 2
Marine Mammal Biology Biol A430 3
Marine Mammal Biology Field Study BIOL A432 2
Behavioral Ecology of Marine Mammals BIOL A458 3
Behavioral Ecology Of Marine Mammals Field Study  BIOL A459 2
Undergraduate Seminar: Marine Mammal Conservation   BIOL A492A 1
Internship in Biological Sciences   BIOL A495A 3

 Program Advisor

For more information, about the certification call 907-235-7743. 

Deborah Tobin
Deborah Tobin
Professor of Biology
(907) 235-1607
Bayview Hall (KBBH) 120
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