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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

Courses for Aquaculture Technician I

AQT-100

Introduction to Aquaculture

This course will put regional aquaculture into a global context. The importance of aquaculture in addressing growing seafood security issues will be outlined and the production approaches and future trends for this industry sector discussed. As an overeview course we will examine various aquaculture production approaches with a focus on those of other regions - tropical, marine, freshwater, etc. A regular component of this course will be a review and discussion of current events, developments and innovations as they relate to aquaculture.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aquaculture Technician 1 program.


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AQT-105

Invertebrate & Seaweed Husbandry

This course provides an overview of the production approaches used in the shellfish aquaculture sector. Topics include seed transport, juvenile rearing systems (e.g., FLUPSY design and function), production systems (raft, longlines, beach), containment structures (nets, trays), farm siting, production planning, growing water and product quality monitoring and husbandry protocols such as grading, tumbling, beach hardening, predator protection, and gear fouling management. System maintenance, including anchoring, materials use/life cycle, and other Standard Operating Protocols (SOP's) will be reviewed. New innovations under development in the sector will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aquaculture Technician 1 program.


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AQT-110

Finfish Husbandry

This course provides an overview of the production approaches used in the finfish aquaculture sector. Following a review of the various production systems used for fish production and the environmental conditions appropriate for farm siting, topics associated with farm operations will include anchoring requirements, net management (deployment, maintenance), feeding systems and protocols, production planning, mort retrieval and diagnostics, disease treatments, stocking density, grading, weight samples, harvest procedures, fish transport, and fish processing.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aquaculture Technician 1 Program.


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AQT-115

Aquaculture Health & Safety

Students will be introduced to the specifics of aquaculture safe workplace practices and systems. The purpose and correct methodology behind hazard recognition and emergency preparedness will be explored as well as information relating to personal protective equipment requirements and specifications.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Aquaculture Technician 1 program.


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AQT-120

Strategies for Success

Students will participate in applied skills training to prepare to secure work in the aquaculture industry. The principles of leadership, dealing with conflict, workplace respect principles, and working cooperatively in a culturally diverse industry will be introduced. Common computer software will be introduced and practiced with hands-on skills training.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Aquaculture Technician 1 program.


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AQT-125

Field School 1

60 hours

This course will provide each student with the opportunity to apply their learning at a working farm site. Students will engage in daily farm activities at industry finfish sites, acquiring practical knowledge of farm operations, applying the skill sets developed in class to date, and realizing employer expectations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Aquaculture Technician 1 program.


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MED-003

Small Non-Pleasure Craft Marine Emergency Duties (A3) - 25 Miles

8 hours

Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small, non-pleasure vessels operating within 25 miles of shore (MED A3). Topics include maritime hazards and emergencies, emergency response, firefighting, lifesaving equipment, abandonment, personal survival, signaling devices and rescue response. The goal of the course is to assist you in responding to marine emergencies in the coastal area.

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NAU-005

Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training Course

26 hours

Gain the knowledge and skills required to operate small commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, up to five gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage.

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NAU-016

Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime

7 hours

This seven-hour course will prepare you for the Department of Communications examination for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) (ROC-M).

Prerequisite(s):

  • None


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OFA-001

WHMIS 2015

4 hours

This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course.


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OFA-010

Occupational First Aid Level 1

8 hours

Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.


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