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
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. Employment growth for people trained and skilled in marine science is expected to increase 10-20% over the next ten years.
For program information, contact Dana Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, and The Art of Jewelry :Wood. She exhibits her works nationally and internationally.
College of The Albemarle jewelry studio has twelve student workbenches fully equipped with the hand tools required for jewelry fabrication. The main studio area also contains a rolling mill, bench shear, hydraulic press, and a forming and raising area with a selection of hammers, stakes and anvils.
A second studio room contains soldering stations, vacuum casting equipment, a digitally controlled burnout kiln, and a large enameling kiln, with overhead ventilation.
A third room contains finishing and polishing equipment, a beadblaster, band saw, wax injector, anodizer and photo booth.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. Spring 2010 jewelry students will find themselves in a new building doubling the size of workspace available. Additionally, the new professional arts building will house a student gallery and a professional art gallery—all overlooking the beautiful Roanoke Sound.
Professional Arts: Pottery
The Dare Campus of College of The Albemarle until recently has been the only campus to offer the Professional Clay degree program. Presently, COA has suspended its Professional Clay program until the studio is moved into a new Professional Arts building in Jan. 2010. A student may enroll in continuing education courses in pottery production until then.
College of The Albemarle’s Professional Crafts: Clay 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 pottery 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.
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