This program has been developed for the student with a background in animal care, management and/or medicine who wishes to become involved in the animal shelter industry. There are many Humane Society, private non-profit, and government shelters throughout the United States and, at this time, there are few schooling options for anyone choosing this career path. This program is designed to provide students with the skills to enter a large shelter at the mid-management level or a small shelter at the management level.
This curriculum includes many of the courses included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology and credits may be applied toward that degree if you have met the admission requirements.
Prior to enrolling in any VET course the following skill levels are required: you must be scholastically qualified to enroll in: ENG 121 , MAT 121 , and able to read at the college level. You must demonstrate these required skill proficiencies through either Accuplacer placement tests or acceptable ACT or SAT scores. Your proficiency may affect the sequence of courses in which you enroll and may extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing section.
A minimum grade of “C” is required for all classes necessary for graduation with a certificate in Animal Shelter Management. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Animal Shelter Management.
The Animal Shelter Management certificate is offered at Roaring Fork Campus - Glenwood Springs/Spring Valley. Please see your adviser for a recommended sequence of courses. This certificate program is not eligible for federal student aid funds.
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