Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AGS 261 - Aquaculture Science

Description: Introduction to the aquaculture and fisheries industry and the related career opportunities. Basic fish culturing environments and species identification of fresh and saltwater fish. Fish biology, diseases, prevention and treatments. Includes fish feeds and feeding techniques.

Credits: 4
Lecture: 3
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Careers in the aquaculture and fisheries industry 
  2. Species identification 
  3. Land requirements 
  4. Water requirement and management 
  5. Parasitic, bacterial diseases, and potential viruses in fish 
  6. Disease identification, treatment, prevention and control. 
  7. Feeds and feeding techniques 
  8. Morphology and biology of fish 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the common species in the aquaculture and fisheries industry in Arizona. (2) 
  2. Calculate stocking densities. (3,4) 
  3. Test water and apply corrective measures as needed. (4) 
  4. Visually identify the diseases most common to economically important fish through behavioral means, microscope imaging, and physical signs. (6) 
  5. Potential parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases in fish. (5) 
  6. Apply corrective measures for control or eradication of disease. (5,6) 
  7. Identify and apply approved treatments using chemicals on diseased fish. (6) 
  8. Identify and describe the external and internal anatomy of fish including neurons, circulatory, and digestive systems. (8) 
  9. Select appropriate feeds for a given species of fish. (7) 
  10. Identify basic components of common aquaculture systems. (3,4) 
  11. Identify the careers in the aquaculture fisheries industry. (1)