College or University: Oregon Coast Community College
Type of degree: A.A.S.
Brief overview of program: The college offers a 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Aquarium Science and a 1-year certificate. The 2-year degree is for individuals who do not have a BS degree or higher in a Life Science. The 1-year certificate is available for individuals who have earned a BS or higher in a Life Science. Both options require that you apply to the program.
All Aquarium Science students enroll in a required 12 credit hour internship at a facility of their choice which includes both classroom learning as well as a hands-on, real work environment approach to develop aquatic animal husbandry skills. These courses are designed to qualify individuals for work the aquatic animal husbandry profession. Potential employment opportunities include:
Public aquariums and zoos
Ornamental fish trade
State and Federal natural resource agencies
Website: Click here for program website
Program Point of Contact: Bruce Koike
Institution address: 332 SW Coast Highway