Vancouver Island University

Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Science / Nanaimo
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Aquaculture
Description:Theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for employment in rearing or assessment of aquatic stocks, and personnel and business management functions in fisheries and aquaculture. Completion of this program meets the eligibility requirements to apply for admission to the third year of the Bachelor of Science in Fisheries & Aquaculture program. Includes a Co-op Education component.
URL:Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology at Vancouver Island University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,517
Careers:Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors

Admission Requirements


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 

- graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or equivalent, with a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; Biology 11 min. C.; Min. C in one of: Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Math 11. Interview may be required. - previous degree from a recognized university; - visiting student from a college or university (a “Letter of Permission” from the home institution is required); - transfer student from a college or university (at least 24 transferable university-level credits completed); - mature student—at least 21 years of age (or will turn 21 in the first semester of admission) and has a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    An interview may be required. Physics 12 and other science courses are highly recommended.

    * 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.

    Modified on December 11, 2019

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