AAS in Aquarium Science

This is a comprehensive two-year degree program of both theory and practical experience designed to prepare students for a career in aquatic animal husbandry.

If you are interested in starting an exciting new career in the aquatic animal husbandry profession, the Aquarium Science Program is for you.  Graduates in aquarium science have had a 94% rate of finding jobs in the industry upon completion of the program. Classes begin each fall.  Space is limited so apply today.

Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC)  has an articulation agreement with the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), for students graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Aquarium Science to enable the students to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology and Management at Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT).

See the following for additional information: http://www.oit.edu/academics/degrees/technology-management

Learning Outcomes

Aquarium Science Two Year AAS Degree

Description

Students admitted into the two year degree program will receive an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Aquarium Science after successfully completing all necessary prerequisites and required coursework for the program. Click on the link below to view the two year degree curriculum map for the program. Applicants for the two year degree program must have received a high school diploma or GED and may have completed some college level coursework.

Learning Outcomes

1. Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, scientific concepts, research findings and ideas to professionals and the general public.

2. Maintain, analyze, diagnose and repair aquarium life support systems and their components.

3. Perform basic water quality analysis using standard testing equipment.

4. Maintain healthy animals through proper set-up, monitoring and accepted animal husbandry practices

5. Identify physically compromised animals and abnormal animal behaviors

6. Work within a group to conceptualize, plan, construct and manage environments that promote healthy of fishes and invertebrates.

7. Apply fundamental knowledge and skills in science, mathematics, and communications for success in a professional or academic setting.

Students admitted into the two year degree program will receive an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Aquarium Science after successfully completing all necessary prerequisites and required coursework for the program. Click on the link below to view the two year degree curriculum map for the program. Applicants for the two year degree program must have received a high school diploma or GED and may have completed some college level coursework.

Disabilities

Oregon Coast Community College is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities throughout the College community. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our philosophy is to maximize your independence and self-reliance, providing a variety of support options to assist you in achieving your educational and/or vocational objectives. To receive services, you must submit documentation of your disabling condition(s) to the Dean of Students. To initiate support services, please contact the Dean of Students at 541-867-8511 or Cindy Carlson.. Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either: 
Dean of Students Cindy Carlson  or Human Resources Manager Joy Gutknecht  

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at:
400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366. 

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