Learn essential skills to support aquatic food production for marine, freshwater and land-based systems. This industry-informed training program prepares you to work as a farm or hatchery technician, maintenance, harvest and new cleaning crew positions, or as a deckhand on harvest vessels, wellboats, feeding and site maintenance vessels. As an Aquaculture Technician certificate graduate, your skills are applicable to aquaculture operations in coastal BC, nationally and internationally.
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This program is fully funded, including the application fee. Please use waiver code AQUA2024 when applying.
The program webpages contain extensive information about curriculum, admission, highlights, costs and schedule. Please email your question here if you cannot find what you are looking for on the program page. Be sure to note your program of interest in the subject line. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to meet with an advisor through the online booking system.
The knowledge and skills I received from NIC was second to none. It gave me instant employability, an insight in to the diverse aquaculture industry along with the skills I apply each and everyday.
Stephan Valen, Aquaculture tech grad