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)
  • MAC 1105 College Algebra (3) OR MGF 1106 Math for Liberal Arts I (3) OR STA 2023 Introduction to Probabilities & Statistics I (3)
  • SPC 1608 Introduction to Speech Communication (3)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts:MUL 1010 or HUM 1020 or PHI 2010 or ARH 1000 (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science:AMH 2020 or ECO 2013 or POS 1041 or PSY 150 or SYG 1000 (3)

Core Requirements – 38 total credit hours

  • BSC 1010 Principles of Biology
  • BSC 1010L Principles of Biology Lab
  • OCB 1000 Introduction to Marine Biology
  • OCE 1001 Introduction to Oceanography
  • ENT 1000 Entrepreneurship or GEB 1100 Introduction to Business (3)
  • MTE 1052 2&4 Cycle Outboard Engine Theory
  • OCB 2102C Marine Data Collection
  • MTE1811 Basic Seamanship
  • ***OCB 2263C Coral Reef Biology & Management
  • OCB 2721C Survey of Mariculture
  • ***ISC 2132 Basic Research Diving
  • PCB 2030 Environmental Biology

Elective – 9 credit hours

Suggested Electives:

  • **EDG 1030 – Dolphin Studies, Education & Curriculum Experience: Professional Development Dolphin Lab for Teacher (3)
  • **FAS 1419 – Aquaculture Best Management Practice (3)
  • OCB 1301C – Dolphin Lab (3)
  • **OCB 1311 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Marine Mammal Care and Basic Training I (3)
  • OCB2071 Marine Ecology for Tourism Professionals (3)
  • ***OCB 2132 Restoration of Coral Reefs (3)
  • **OCB 2133C – Field Application of Marine Science: Restoration of Seagrass (3)
  • **OCB 2310 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Cognitive and Behavioral Research with Marine Mammals (3)
  • **OCB 2905 Directed Studies in Marine Science (3)
  • **OCB 2940 Internship
  • **OCB 2313 – Dolphin Studies and Field Experience: Advanced Marine Mammal Training and Enrichment II (3)
  • **OCB 2722C – Mariculture Systems & Design (3)
  • **OCB 2723C – Nutrition of Mariculture Species (3)
  • **OCB 2724C – Tropical Ornamental Mariculture (3)
  • **OCB 2725 &OCB 2725L – Diseases and Parasites in Marine Aquaculture, Lecture & Lab (4)
  • ***OCB2107C Monitoring Caribbean Reef Fish (3)
  • ***OCB 2262C Assessment of Coral Reef Habitats (3)

**May have other prerequisite requirements
***SCUBA certification required for enrollment and may have other prerequisite requirements


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

Scholarship Opportunity

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) scholarship programs. These scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the country.

For information on program benefits and how to apply, visit our web sites:

Eligibility Requirements:
  • US Citizen
  • 3.0 GPA (Hollings) or 3.2 GPA (EPP)
  • Full-time second year student at an accredited four-year undergraduate program or third year student at a five-year undergraduate program
  • Majoring in NOAA mission disciplines, including but not limited to: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc.
  • Enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (EPP Scholarship only)
For further information, contact the Office of Education Scholarship Programs at: StudentScholarshipPrograms@noaa.gov or (301) 628-2913.