Carteret Community College’s Aquaculture Technology program began training students in 2000. The location of the campus on Bogue Sound in Morehead City gives the program prime access to salt water and brings unique opportunities for hands-on learning to its students.
Strong networks with local aquaculture companies and a growing global demand for aquaculture products means graduates of this program find employment easily.
“It’s ever increasing, the demand for seafood products by our growing population, and the wild fisheries are not able to sustain an increase in capture fisheries,” said David Cerino, chair of the program. “Aquaculture is making up for that demand, and the technology and the training of aquaculture students is really important to support that industry growth.”