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Aquarium Science Technology

Programs of Study

Credit Hours: 66

Format: In-person and hands-on

Time to Complete: 2 Years

Start Term: Fall

Location: Davidson Campus

Average Starting Salary

$20,000-35,000/year

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What You Can Get

What It's About

 Zoo and Aquarium Science Technology curriculum prepares students for employment in zoological parks, aquaria, or other settings requiring animal care, breeding, education, conservation or health of exotic animals.

Aquarium Science Technology focuses on the application of technical skills in the fields of animal management, conservation and education in an aquarium setting. Aquarium Science Technology: Potential coursework includes instruction in animal behavior, aquarium science, life support systems and water quality testing and management. Specialized coursework in marine biology, aquatic pathophysiology, ichthyology, and aquatic invertebrates are also included. Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in a variety of settings, including zoos, aquaria, nature science centers, and other animal facilities.

Courses You'll Take

Course work emphasizes biology, ethology, husbandry and conservation of animals that are on exhibit for education and/or conservation purposes. Students have practical experiences with basic husbandry skills and animal management techniques. Course work also includes technical skills to educate the public about animal well-being and conservation.

What You'll Gain

Coursework and training in the on-campus aquarium lab provide students with a foundation of knowledge and practical skills to succeed in externship opportunities associated with work-based learning (WBL) courses. Completion of off-campus learning opportunities links students with industry professionals and standards to promote employability. Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in a variety of settings, including zoos, aquaria, nature science centers, and other animal facilities.

This program of study has additional enrollment requirements. View the Zoo Science & Aquarium Science Enrollment Packet

66 Credit Hours: $5,016.00

Student Fees: $386.25
ZAS Internship Fee: $ 75.00

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Aquarist
Aquaculturist
Aquarium Service technician
Water quality lab technician
Educator
Zookeeper
Animal Trainer
Veterinary Assistant
Naturalist
 

Davidson-Davie is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Davidson-Davie Community College.

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