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Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology

Vancouver Island University

Faculty:Science and Technology
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Aquaculture
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,826
International: $30,984

Year 1: Books and supplies (approximate costs): $3,700.00

Careers:Agricultural and Fish Products InspectorsNatural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers


Are you ready for a career that satisfies your love for the environment and gets you outside in the field, conserving and enhancing aquaculture in lakes, rivers and the ocean? Vancouver Island University's close proximity and relationship with Fisheries and Oceans Canada have developed the Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology program into one of the best of its kind.

Students receive expert instruction from leading aquaculture specialists fishery officers and marine biologists and take part in a hands-on practicum experience, spending more than a quarter of their training out in the field. There are numerous special awards specifically for Fisheries and Aquaculture students, ranging in value from $300 to $2,500.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
Enrolment in this program is limited. Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Seats in the program are offered as follows: first completed applications are given first offers, until all seats are filled.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 60]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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