A.S. Marine Environmental Technology

This degree is designed to prepare students for a diverse set of employment opportunities in the field of marine environmental technology and other marine-oriented careers. During the program students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the work force in a variety of marine oriented occupations including technicians at environmental or research laboratories, environmental consulting industries, aquaculture/mariculture facilities, ecotourism, or conservation and restoration projects.

General Education Requirements – 15 credit hours

  • ENC 1101- English Composition (3)
  • Mathematics: MAC 1105- College Algebra (3) or MGF 1106- Math for Liberal Arts I (3) or STA 2023- Introduction to Probabilities & Statistics I (3) or MAC 2311- Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts: ARH 1000- Art Appreciation (3) or HUM 1020- Intro to Humanities (3) or PHI 2010- Intro to Philosophy (3) or MUL 1010- Music Appreciation (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science: AMH 2020- History of the US to 1876 (3) or ECO 2013- Macroeconomics (3) or POS 1041- National Government (3) or PSY 2012- General Psychology (3) or SYG 1000- Intro to Sociology (3)
  • Natural Science: BSC 1010– Principles of Biology I (3)

Core Requirements – 35 total credit hours

  • BSC 1010L Principles of Biology Lab (1)
  • ENT 1000 Entrepreneurship or GEB 1100 Introduction to Business (3)
  • ISC 2132 Basic Research Diving (4)
  • MTE 1052 2&4 Cycle Outboard Engine Theory (3)
  • MTE 1811 Basic Seamanship (3)
  • OCB 1000 Introduction to Marine Biology (3)
  • OCB 2102C Marine Data Collection (4)
  • OCB 2263C Coral Reef Biology & Management (4)
  • OCB 2721C Survey of Mariculture (4)
  • OCE 1001 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
  • PCB 2030 Environmental Biology (3)

Elective – 12 credit hours

  • Any SLS course *Students are required to meet the college success competency in order to graduate. If students meet the competency by completing a SLS course, the credits will be applied as an elective.
  • EMS 1344C – Aquatic First Aid/CPR/O2 (1)
  • FAS 2419 – Aquaculture Best Management Practices (3)
  • OCB 1301C – Dolphin Laboratory (3)
  • OCB 1311 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Marine Mammal Care and Basic Training I (3)
  • OCB 1320 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Marine Mammal Interpretation (3)
  • OCB 1990 – Special Topics in Marine Science I (1-4)
  • OCB 2071 – Marine Ecology for Tourism Professionals (3)
  • OCB 2107C – Field Application of Marine Science: Monitoring of Caribbean Reef Fish (3)
  • OCB 2132C – Field Application of Marine Science: Restoration of Coral Reefs (3)
  • OCB 2133C – Field Application of Marine Science: Restoration of Seagrass (3)
  • OCB 2262C – Field Application of Marine Science: Assessment of Coral Reef Habitats (3)
  • OCB 2310 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Cognitive and Behavioral Research with Marine Mammals (3)
  • OCB 2313 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Advanced Marine Mammal Training and Enrichment II (3)
  • OCB 2722C – Mariculture Systems and Design (3)
  • OCB 2723C – Nutrition of Mariculture Species (3)
  • OCB 2724C – Tropical Ornamental Mariculture (3)
  • OCB 2725 – Diseases and Parasites in Marine Aquaculture (3)
  • OCB 2725L – Diseases and Parasites in Marine Aquaculture – Laboratory (1)
  • OCB 2900 – Marine Resource Policy: Dry Tortugas National Park as a Case Study (4)
  • OCB 2940 – Internship (1-4)
  • OCB 2990 – Special Topics in Marine Science II (1-4)
  • OCE 2920 – Scientific Writing (1)
  • OCE 2930 Seminar: Renewable Energy from the Ocean (1)
  • PEN 1136C – Scuba Diving (2)
  • PEN 1141 – Scuba Equipment Maintenance & Repair (2)
  • PEN 2137C – Advanced Diving Theory and Practice (3)
  • College Success Competency SLS course *Students may test out of the college success competency by passing an approved competency assessment.

Total Credit Hours Required: 62

 

Suggested Electives for Career Pathways:

Marine Conservation and Restoration Technician or Environmental Technician

  • OCB 2107C – Field Application of Marine Science: Monitoring of Caribbean Reef Fish (3)
  • OCB 2132C – Field Application of Marine Science: Restoration of Coral Reefs (3)
  • OCB 2133C – Field Application of Marine Science: Restoration of Seagrass (3)
  • OCB 2262C – Field Application of Marine Science: Assessment of Coral Reef Habitats (3)

Marine Mammal Trainer

  • OCB 1301C – Dolphin Laboratory (3)
  • OCB 1311 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Marine Mammal Care and Basic Training I (3)
  • OCB 1320 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Marine Mammal Interpretation (3)
  • OCB 2310 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Cognitive and Behavioral Research with Marine Mammals (3)
  • OCB 2313 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Advanced Marine Mammal Training and Enrichment II (3)

Marine Naturalist

  • OCB 2071 – Marine Ecology for Tourism Professionals (3)
  • OCB 2900 – Marine Resource Policy: Dry Tortugas National Park as a Case Study (4)
  • Choose five (5) elective credits from the list above.

Tropical Ornamental Mariculture Technician or Aquarist

  • FAS 2419 – Aquaculture Best Management Practices (3)
  • OCE 2722C – Mariculture Systems and Design (3)
  • OCB 2723C – Nutrition of Mariculture Species (3)
  • OCB 2724C – Tropical Ornamental Mariculture (3)
  • OCB 2725 – Diseases and Parasites in Marine Aquaculture (3)
  • OCB 2725L – Diseases and Parasites in Marine Aquaculture – Laboratory (1)

Research Diver

  • EMS 1344C Aquatic First Aid/CPR/02 (1)
  • PEN 1136C – Scuba Diving (2)
  • PEN 1141 – Scuba Equipment Maintenance & Repair (2)
  • PEN 2137C – Advanced Diving Theory and Practice (3)
  • Choose four (4) more elective credits from the list above.

Certificates:

The courses listed above are only a guide.  Following these tracks does not guarantee admission into a university.  Course requirements may change each year.  You are responsible and encouraged to work closely with your advisor. For more information, contact the Office of Advising Services at 305-809-3196 or Dr. Mick Walsh, (305) 809-3205 or michelle.walsh@fkcc.edu.