Associate of Applied Science in Fish Management and Aquaculture Sciences

The Fisheries Resource Management and Aquaculture program prepares you for a career working with both game and non-game species for fish. The program prepares students for positions with county and state water management agencies, state and federal Divisions of Natural Resources which require a two-year degree, and private enterprise aquaculture facilities.

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Fish Management and Aquaculture Sciences:

  • Utilize current skills and techniques in fish and wildlife management to work effectively in a diversity of settings;
  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and apply fish population and habitat data;
  • Apply ecological and scientific understanding of natural systems to fish issues or problems, and to evaluate and manage fish habitats and populations;
  • Know environmental laws, regulations, and policy and understand their implications to fish and wildlife;
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with diverse audiences orally and in written form;
  • Work and behave ethically and appropriately as a fish professional; and,
  • Culture fish species at our campus fish hatchery.


Associate of Applied Science in Fish Management and Aquaculture Sciences

Course of Study

For students entering May 2017

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
FMAQ-1110Fish Culture I1.505.004.00$225.00
FMAQ-1115Hatchery Maintenance - Structure1.002.002.00$420.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
EM-1108CPR & First Aid for Comm. & Workplace0.003.001.00$200.00
MATH-1103Applied Mathematics2.002.003.00$182.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$80.00
NRM-1111Natural Resources Equipment0.002.001.00$200.00
ORNRM-1110Chain Saw Operations and Maintenance0.002.001.00$200.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
FMAQ-2240Fish Health1.002.002.00$95.00
BIOS-1132Field Biology0.500.000.50$10.00
BIOS-1132LField Biology Lab0.003.001.50$85.00
BIOS-1170LZoology Lab0.002.001.00$95.00
WLM-1156Wildlife Ecology and Identification1.500.001.50$10.00
WLM-1156LWildlife Ecology and Identification Lab0.003.001.50$120.00
NRM-1119Natural Resources Welding0.004.002.00$300.00
BIOS-2268LIchthyology Lab0.003.001.50$80.00
COURSE NO.SUMMER SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
NRM-2296Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar1.007.002.00$100.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
FMAQ-2239Pond Nuisance Control0.501.001.00$95.00
NRM-2217Aquatic Ecology1.500.001.50$10.00
NRM-2217LAquatic Ecology Lab0.003.001.50$80.00
NRM-1113Watercraft Operation and Maintenance0.002.001.00$175.00
GENV-1100Stream Water Quality Monitoring(SL/CR)$110.00
GEO-1125Map Reading and Interpretation0.002.001.00$95.00
CHEM-1131Environmental Chemistry1.503.003.00$100.00
GEO-1104Introduction to GPS and GIS1.004.003.00$300.00
ORBIOS-1160Watershed Assessment0.004.002.00$200.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
FMAQ-2220Fish Culture II1.505.004.00$200.00
FMAQ-2238Fish Management (Capstone)1.505.004.50$150.00
NRM-1114How to Get Government Jobs0.500.000.50$30.00
***Social Science Elective0.000.003.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

The Fish Management and Aquaculture Sciences program will qualify you for entry-level jobs such as fish technician, hatchery technician, aquaculturist, watershed coordinator, fish handler and fish research assistant.

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