Fisheries Technology Course: Gain College Credit and Learn about Marine Resources

Attention students!! Do you want to gain college credit in high school? Are you interested in careers around marine resource management?

If so, the Fisheries Technology course is perfect for you! Find all the necessary forms below!

What is the Fisheries Technology course?

The Fisheries Technology dual enrollment course is a college course administered by UAS through HCS and HIA. Students will learn about important Alaskan marine resources, their management practices, conservation and regulation issues, and their roles in the state’s economy and natural environment. Students will gain 3 college credits for completing the course, and it contributes to HCS’s science credit requirement for graduation.

Source: NOAA Fisheries

How will it be taught?

The course will be taught through recorded video lectures, live virtual lectures, and interactive field trips and activities with local partners and organizations. Students will be required to submit writing assignments, read required course material, and develop three creative projects throughout the course. It will be administered during the elective phase from March through June, but some work may be required during the main phase.

Who is teaching it?

The course will be taught by UAS, HIA, and HCS staff. Students will engage with professors from UAS for 45-hours worth of live and prerecorded virtual meetings throughout the course. HCS and HIA staff will be present to help teach and supplement the course and coordinate with local partners such as the National Park Service.

We set up a table in the school so students could learn more!

Why should I sign up?

Alaska fisheries are worth $3 billion annually and create 27,000 jobs for Alaska residents every year. Introducing fisheries management and technology to high school students while offering them college credit is a great way to get them on track for higher education and careers in natural resource management, such as commercial fishing, seafood processing, and policy careers. Students will develop hard skills, gain useful knowledge, and get involved with local organizations including HIA Environmental and the National Park Service by completing this course, effectively preparing them for employment opportunities in a wide range of technical and non-technical fields.

How do I sign up?

Below are all the papers you’ll need for the course. Review and fill out these forms and return them to Deborah Badertscher at the school, or email them to







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