Certificate in Sustainable Marine Aquaculture
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This program comprises four 14 week Introductory college level modules on Sustainable Marine Aquaculture. The program is via University of Boston Massachusetts whom offer both accredited (for UMASS students) and non-accredited options.
The non-credit certification in this field enables individuals to quickly gain basic knowledge for entry into the workforce. It also provides professional development options for individuals seeking to change positions, retrain for a new career, and especially for international workforce development, to obtain US institution credentials.
The non-credit online SMA certificate consists of the three 100 level aquaculture core courses. Courses can be taken individually and not in sequence however all three must be completed to earn a certificate.
Interested? Please email the course director or firstname.lastname@example.org
This program comprises three modules:
Introduction to Sustainable Marine Aquaculture
The Business of Marine Aquaculture
214 - Aquaculture Nutrition (new!)
The module will provide an understanding of the key aspects of nutrition of cultured species and cover the importance of nutrition and feed management in commercial aquaculture operations. The course will also assess the sustainability of raw material sources such as fish meal and the effectiveness of alternative protein replacements, and understand the relationship between nutrition and fish health.
Enrolment Requirements (UMASS Students)
Students in both programs must take all three 100 level courses as detailed above.
114 – Introduction to Sustainable Marine Aquaculture
124 – Aquaculture Production
134 – The Business of Marine Aquaculture
214 – Aquaculture Nutrition (new)
For-credit students must take two courses
The Global Environment
An overview of the environment including the atmosphere and ocean, climate, soils, vegetation and landforms.
Nature of Environmental Problems
An introduction to environmental issues.
World Regional Geography
An overview of the relationship between the physical environment and human populations around the globe.
Capstone Core (Internship, Research or Course)
For-credit students must take one course
Internship in Environmental Studies
Placement with a government, nongovernment, corporate, or research organisation.
Environmental Problem Analysis and Policy Formulation
Analysis of an environmental problem, typically at the university or greater Boston community level.
Environmental Science Capstone
Application of natural and social science knowledge to environmental problems. For Environmental Science majors.
Anyone with a high school diploma (or equivalent) interested in a career in the aquaculture industry.