Oceans Resources – Fisheries & Aquaculture

Oceans Resources – Fisheries & Aquaculture

Develop knowledge and skills with a focus on sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices to prepare for careers in the seafood industry and oceans resources management.

Start Date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Credential:
Diploma
Delivery:
Full-time (In-class)
Locations:
+Locations & Availability
September 2017 Shelburne Campus • Shelburne • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

Nova Scotia is defined by the sea. Our history, economic growth and development were derived from fishing and related activities, such as boat building and transportation. Seafood harvesting and production remains a key economic driver for rural coastal communities.

This program provides you with a solid grounding in fisheries science, fishing practices, fish biology and disease control, economics of the fisheries, seafood processing, sustainable harvesting, fish husbandry and disease control, quality control, waste management in fishing production, eco-certification requirements and food science. At the end of your program, you complete an applied entrepreneurship or capstone project and develop knowledge and skill to address critical issues and future opportunities in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

You gain a sound understanding of scientific and business challenges and trends for the seafood harvesting, seafood processing and aquaculture sector. Courses focus on seafood harvesting, marine and freshwater aquaculture, seafood processing and seafood (water) quality issues. The goal is to provide skills in the fisheries sector, supported by a base in science and business required to respond to current industry needs for productivity, competitiveness and sustainability. Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and certifications needed to work in the harvesting, processing and aquaculture sectors of the seafood industry.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Choose NSCC

  • Faculty are experienced in both theory and field work and have developed professional relationships with employers and industry. They guide, mentor and support your career development in this emerging field.
  • You learn the latest practices and technologies that employers require. The program is designed with the input of industry leaders to ensure you get current and relevant skills.
  • Experience practical hands-on learning.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

  • Graduates may find employment opportunities in: seafood harvesting and processing facilities, government fisheries departments, fishing industry associations, tourism industry and regulatory organizations.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Travel Expenses – Some travel is required and varies, based on your specific program plan. Additional costs include meals and accommodation.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
ORFA 1000   Introduction to the Seafood Industry
ORFA 1001   Safety I - Industry
ORFA 1002   The Seafood industry – History, Management and Future Trends
ORFA 1003   Marine Biology I – Basics in Marine Biology
ORFA 1004   Aquaculture I – The Aquaculture Industry and Fish Husbandry
ORFA 1005   Seafood Processing I
ORFA 1006   Business I - Introduction the Seafood Business Environment
ORFA 1007   Safety II – Seamanship
ORFA 1008   Seamanship Skills and Gear
ORFA 1009   Seafood Quality I - Food Safety
ORFA 1010   Essential Workplace Communication Skills
ORFA 1100   Applied Learning I
ORFA 2004   Socio-economic Policies and Industry Organization
ORFA 2007   Professional Development
ORFA 2012   Applied Entrepreneurship
ORFA 2100   Applied Learning II
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Milestone
Portfolio Development

Next Steps

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