Fisheries Technology

  • The purpose of the two-year Fisheries Technology AAS degree curriculum is to prepare students for successful careers with private, federal or state agencies as a fish culturist and/or a fishery technician.  Over and above such required work as fish biology, fish husbandry and fishery techniques, a significant portion of the program will provide hands-on experience through field and propagation projects, including operations in the campus fish hatchery. 

    The Fisheries Technology program is now OPEN ENTRY!

  • Contact Us

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    Faculty Adviser:

    Todd Hanna
    Office: F14

    Marla Chaney
    Office: F13

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    Program Details

    The Fisheries Technology program at Mt. Hood Community College has trained skilled fisheries technicians for more than 40 years. Gain first-hand experience in raising fish and in sampling fish populations.



    Mt. Hood Community College’s Fisheries Technology curriculum includes a combination of classroom study, field training and site visits, and hatchery-based work. The program prepares students to work either in the field, performing surveying and similar work, or at hatcheries raising fish.


    How to Get Started

    Fisheries Technology is an open entry program that begins only in the fall term. Students are admitted on a space available basis after academic criteria has been met. Registration for fall term begins in May.

    Follow this simple 3-step process to get started!


    Job Placement

    More than 50 percent of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery jobs are held by Mt. Hood Community College graduates. Learn where else you could work after completing the Fisheries Technology program at MHCC.


    Fisheries Photos

    We’ve captured a collection of images of our students and instructors working in the field and at our campus fish hatchery.

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    Fisheries Technology Video

    Check out our program video and discover what makes the Fisheries Technology program at Mt. Hood Community College so unique.