At Brunswick Community College, there are two ways to learn about aquaculture
1) Low-Cost Online Continuing Education Program
An online aquaculture program designed specifically for those not seeking a degree.
Introduction to Aquaculture
Advanced Aquaculture Part I
Advanced Aquaculture Part II
If you are a farmer, fish farm or hatchery worker, or an entrepreneur, investor, hobbyist, or anyone else who wants to learn about aquaculture but do not have the time to earn a degree in it, this is the program for you! We offer three courses in aquaculture through our Division of Continuing Education: Introduction to Aquaculture, Advanced Aquaculture Part I and Advanced Aquaculture Part II. Each course is $180 (the entire program may be completed for $540). These fees are the same for everybody, regardless of state or country of residence. No matter where you live, you now have the opportunity to learn all you need to know about aquaculture to start a fish farm, invest in a fish farm, or just simply to get started in backyard or garage fish production to grow fish for yourself and your family. And for those of you who are currently employed aquaculturists, these courses are designed to improve your skills and to earn the continuing education credit that may be required by your employer.
To register, contact Lori Summerlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 755-7408
2) Curriculum Degree/Diploma/Certificate Programs
For those who wish to earn an academic degree, diploma or certificate in Aquaculture Technology
On Campus: 2-year Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, 1-year Diploma and 1-semester Certificate in Aquaculture Technology.
Online: The 1-year Diploma and 1-semester Certificate in Aquaculture Technology are offered completely online. The A.A.S. Degree in Aquaculture Technology may be completed mostly online. However, students in the A.A.S. Degree program must plan to spend a minimum of 6 weeks during the 2-year program on campus, completing the hands-on Aquaculture Practicum requirements. The practicum courses may be completed 1 week at a time, or in combination up to 6 weeks. In addition, all students in the A.A.S. degree program are required to complete either a 320-hour internship on a fish farm, public aquarium, research lab, etc. or they must take AQU 280 – Aquaculture Project, which is a project of the student’s design (under supervision of the Director) conducted at the BCC Aquaculture Farm or another approved facility.