Animals are important members of our families and play a significant role in society. Animal care workers perform a variety of key functions in different settings to help ensure animals are cared for so they can enjoy a high quality of life. Through this program you will learn about animal behaviour, nutrition, wellness, handling, basic care procedures, legislation and ethics to give you the required knowledge and skills to be a valued member of an animal care team.
Understanding the science behind what motivates behaviour is necessary for safe interactions with animals. Effective client relations with pet owners are fundamental to providing quality care. Knowing the proper standards of care for common species offers an opportunity to assist with improving animal welfare. This one-year, two-semester program will give you the knowledge and skills to become a valued member of an animal facility. You will learn about:
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2019-2020 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
Other fees to consider.
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Animal care attendant
Wildlife rehabilitation assistant
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Animal control facilities
Veterinary clinics and associated companies
Wildlife rehabilitation centres
Your learning experience will be complemented by a field placement in an animal care environment, which will provide you with practical, hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned in the classroom through the duration of the Animal Care program.
Please note: There are costs associated with Electronic Student Permit Checking (ESPC), immunizations, lab tests and certifications. Be sure to keep all of your receipts for income tax purposes. These costs include:
Service fees for Verified, our documentation collection and ESPC verification partner.
Costs to complete mandatory immunizations, lab tests, and certifications.
It is required that students have completed the ESPC with Verified to be eligible for the field placement component of this program. You must (at your expense) provide:
Current Level C CPR certificate from a recognized provider
Current standard first aid certificate from a recognized provider