Aquaculture NEW

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This 4 credit lab science is open to all students.

The Aquaculture Certificate Program is 22 semester hours of introductory courses in shellfish aquaculture and business management. Classes include a combination of hands-on practical experience, applied science and business courses. Students learn hands-on skills throughout the aquaculture practicum series such as water quality testing, system construction and maintenance, treatment, feeding, and breeding technology.

The focus of the program is on salt-water shellfish species such as oysters. Graduates of the certificate program may find employment on private farms, government hatcheries or begin their own aquaculture production.

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The Aquaculture Certificate Program is 25 semester hours of introductory courses in shellfish aquaculture and business management. Classes include a combination of hands-on practical experience, applied science and business courses. Students learn hands-on skills throughout the aquaculture practicum series such as water quality testing, system construction and maintenance, treatment, feeding, and breeding technology.

The focus of the program is on salt-water shellfish species such as oysters. Graduates of the certificate program may find employment on private farms, government hatcheries or begin their own aquaculture production.

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Aquaculture NEW Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • AQC 101
    • Aquaculture Practicum I
    • 3
    This is the first in a series of two practicum experiences. Students learn hands-on skills through the Aquaculture Practicum series. Skills such as water quality testing, system construction and maintenance, species collection methods and treatments, feeding and breeding technology are part of the practicums. Practicum I assigns students to a shellfish aquaculture hatchery to observe and partake in the care of the aquaculture seed product. Students also work with program partners in the industry in practicums and in the cooperative work experience course. Partners include university and government marine sciences laboratories, environmental non-governmental organizations, as well as commercial aquatic businesses. Prerequisites: Admission into the Aquaculture Certificate program and preapproval of the practicum host site and the course instructor or Vice President of Academic Affairs.
    • AQC 102
    • Principles of Aquaculture
    • 3
    Principles of Aquaculture will provide the Aquaculture Certificate candidate with a broad-based background in the many facets of the aquaculture industry that occur locally, regionally, and nationally. While emphasizing local and regional operations, the course will introduce the key concepts of aquaculture. The course will include and introduction into the biology, ecology and the economics of aquaculture; from the processes and operations of spawning and rearing of product, to moving the product to market. Prerequisite: AQC101
    • AQC 201
    • Aquaculture Practicum II
    • 3
    This is the second in a series of two practicum experiences. Students learn hands-on skills through the Aquaculture Practicum series. Skills such as water quality testing,
    system construction and maintenance, species collection methods and treatments, feeding and breeding technology are part of the practicums. Practicum II assigns students to a
    shellfish aquaculture hatchery to observe and partake in the care of the aquaculture seed product. Students also work with program partners in the industry in practicums and in
    the cooperative work experience course. Partners include university and government marine sciences laboratories, environmental non-governmental organizations, as well as
    commercial aquatic businesses. Prerequisites: Admission into the Aquaculture Certificate program, preapproval of the practicum host site and the course instructor or Vice President of Academic Affairs, and completion of AQC101.
    • BIO 160
    • Marine Ecology
    • 4
    Marine Ecology is an integrated study of the physical, chemical and biological interrelations within the estuary, the natural environment where freshwater meets salt water. The coastal aquatic ecotone will be studied, where an abundance of biological diversity exists, and where conditions exist to support the majority of aquaculture activities, worldwide. It allows for an understanding of how the physics, chemistry, biology and geology work in unison to create the unique conditions, suitable or unsuitable, to support the in-house and/or field aquaculture operation.

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Plymouth, MA 02360

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