System of Aquaponics

FISH 371/372

Course Information

Course Description (Program Calendar)

A pair of courses designed to give students the opportunity to work in an industry related to Fisheries and Aquaculture. Students will spend an average of one day a week working at a fisheries or aquaculture facility. (0:0:0-96)

Course Summary

This course is designed to match students with an industry site (facilitated by the Department) that aligns with their career goals/interests. This course is intended to link graduates with potential employers to facilitate rapid hiring or excellent employment references upon completion of the program.

Course Details (each)

  • Hours/Week: Total Practicum hours: 96
  • Credits: 3
  • Course Duration: 15 weeks
  • Time: As organized through the employer. For example, hours may be completed on some weekends. No sessions will be held on Statutory holidays.
  • Location: Off campus
  • Online Location: VIULearn
  • Prerequisites: Admission into the Post Degree Diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Exhibit an understanding of the rules and regulations necessary for working on site.
  2. Describe standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required.
  3. Demonstrate comprehensive record keeping/documentation skills as required.
  4. Exemplify best practices or gold standard as required.
  5. Foster positive working conditions and work effectively in a team or group scenario.
  6. Operate, calibrate and maintain necessary tools or equipment.
  7. Act professionally and provide leadership