This foundational program expands on Fleming’s established expertise in Aquaculture education and training. Delivered primarily online, the program provides training in fish biology, aquaculture techniques and fish husbandry, and includes a unique focus on Indigenous studies and practices within the industry. You will put theory into practice with hands-on training in our on-campus fish hatchery or a work placement with an industry employer
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Aquaculture Foundations is a is a college certificate that focuses on:
The program includes an Introduction to Indigenous Environmental Studies course. As well, Indigenous practices and approaches to Aquaculture are embedded across the curriculum.
Learn from anywhere! Most of the program will be delivered online with a culminating 90-hour work placement component. Your hands-on training will take place in a compressed format in our hatchery or a workplace of your choice.
Students taking this program will benefit from Fleming’s expertise in the field. In addition to our renowned Aquaculture Co-op Graduate Certificate program, we recently launched a Centre for Innovative Aquaculture Production. We have strong industry and employer connections, expert faculty, and best-in-class on-campus facilities including our hatchery. The accessible delivery format, work placement, and the inclusion of Indigenous practices makes it unique in Ontario.
This program provides you with applied learning opportunities to ensure you have the skills to succeed in your career. You will get hands-on training through a culminating work placement – either in our fish hatchery or a workplace of your choice – which immerses you in a real-world environment.
Aquaculture is a growing field that is facing labour shortages. Employers include public or private fish hatcheries or commercial farms. Positions within the industry include:
Main duties would include:
Average industry salaries = up to $22 per hour.
The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is an option available to students in this program. To qualify for an IPD, you must take and successfully complete a series of required Indigenous Studies courses as well as participate in a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences. Your transcript will indicate the IPD upon graduation, a designation that provides you with a comprehensive understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, traditions, and contributions to our shared society within the context of your program of study. The IPD provides a valuable skill set sought after in today's employment sector.
Students applying to Aquaculture Foundations must meet the following requirements: