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Specialty Programs of Study
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Marine Science Technology

College of The Albemarle’s Marine Sciences program offers an educational foundation for a variety of careers. Areas of marine sciences include extraction of resources, transportation, research, and environmental impact. The program provides flexible training and instruction in a variety of areas related to marine industries, enabling students to seek further education or employment opportunities in specific areas in which they are interested.

The program’s curriculum includes training and instruction in small vessel operation, navigation, and fishing methodologies, as well as courses in biological studies. Specific coursework includes:

  • Marine Biology
  • Fishing Gear Technology
  • Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Boat Handling and Seamanship
  • Marine Navigation
  • Water Analysis
  • Oceanography
  • Ecology

COA’s Marine Sciences program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree that prepares students to pursue advanced degrees and /or work in marine scientific support, commercial fishing, and ecotourism related industries.

Marine Scienc Technology program of study details

Transferring to a Four-Year College or University
East Carolina University has an articulated 2+2 transfer program with our Marine Science degree to their B.S. in Biology, concentration in Marine Biology degree.
Elizabeth City State University has an articulated 2+2 transfer program with our Marine Science degree to their B.S. in Marine Environmental Science degree.

Faculty and Staff
Dana Newton, Assistant Professor and Marine Science Program Coordinator
B.S. Biology, Minor Chemistry – Virginia Tech 2001
M.S. Biology – Old Dominion University 2002

Facilities
Professional Arts Building –Industrial Skills and GIS classes are held in new facilities.
Dare County Campus – All other courses are taught in our Marine Sciences Lab, which is well equipped with the latest technologies.
COAstal Explorer – 24 ft floating lab pontoon boat, which is a resource used to teach Marine Sciences courses in the field.

For program information, contact:

Dana Newton, Assistant Professor and Marine Science Program Coordinator
dana_newton@albemarle.edu

 

Professional Arts: Jewelry

College of The Albemarle’s Professional Crafts: Jewelry program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to build a business from their artistic talent. Coursework combines technical knowledge and design skills with marketing and business essentials. Students learn basic and advanced jewelry construction and metalsmithing techniques. Practical experience in design and application of skills learned in the program enable students to develop their unique style and create one-of-a-kind and production pieces.

Professional Arts: Jeweltry Program of Study details

Faculty
Kathryn Osgood is an assistant professor in the Professional Crafts: Jewelry program at College of The Albemarle in Manteo, NC. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and her Master of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University. Her fabricated and enameled jewelry pieces are inspired by botanical forms and the flora and fauna of her coastal North Carolina environment. She has been published in The Art of Enameling, 1000 Rings, 500 Necklaces, 500 Earrings, Contemporary Enameling: Art and Techniques, The Art of Jewelry: Wood, 500 Enameled Objects, and Jewelry Lab.

Resources/Studio
College of The Albemarle jewelry studio has twelve student workbenches fully equipped with the hand tools required for jewelry fabrication. The jewelry studio also contains a rolling mill, bench shear, hydraulic press, vacuum casting equipment, wax injector, and a forming and raising room with a selection of hammers, stakes and anvils. The Professional Arts Jewelry area also contains a ventilated soldering room and kiln room with a digitally controlled burnout kiln, and a large enameling kiln, with overhead ventilation. A separate finishing room gives students access to a buffing machine, sandblaster, and anodizer.  A photography room provides students with the equipment required to produce images of their work.

A computer lab offers jewelry students access to Rhinocerous3D modeling software and Flamingo rendering software, allowing students to design jewelry and produce rendered images of their jewelry pieces. Additionally, the Professional Arts Building houses a student gallery and a professional art gallery—all overlooking the beautiful Roanoke Sound.

For program information, contact:
Kathryn Osgood, Assistant Professor, Professional Crafts: Jewelry
kathryn_osgood@albemarle.edu



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