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CIHS - Marine Science Academy

Marine Science Career Technical  Education Pathway

Dive Into a Career

The Marine Science Academy, including disciplines such as marine biology, environmental science, and ocean exploration, gets students ready to attend college and prepares them for future careers. Students learn field research protocols, how to build and operate ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles), and how to get certified in and use GIS (Geographic Information System). Students take a large number of science courses to prepare them for the rigors of college and the demands of future careers. This career pathway helps students by providing guidance, coursework, and work-based learning experiences used in the field today.

Academies helps students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new marine science career. Classes include:

  • Natural Resources I
  • Natural Resources II
  • Environmental Field Studies

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of marine science. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Catalina Island
  • Oxnard College Marine Center
  • Channel Island Harbor Floating Lab

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your college studies in marine science and get a head start on your career with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these porgrams help prepare you for include:

  • Laboratory Aid/Assistant
  • Field Biologist Assistant
  • Aquarist Assistant
  • Data Entry

Industry Average: $47,000 - $60,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

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Ready to Make Waves?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CTE Teacher:
Theresa Lujan
(805) 385-2787

Interested in pursuing this career after graduation?


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