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  • Animal Care Specialist Certificate (ASC)
    Program Description

    Career, Certificate (C2)

    The Animal Care Specialist program is designed for students wishing to work with dogs, cats and other small animals. The certificate program may be sufficient for other employment opportunities in such fields as: Day Care and Boarding, Kennel Management, Dog walking, Training, and Retail. Students who wish to operate, manage, or own an Animal Care Business or wish to pursue careers in Animal Control, Shelter and Rescue, or Professional Grooming are strongly encouraged to apply to the Associate Degree program.

    Simultaneous awarding of Certificate and Degree policy: Certificates whose coursework is embedded in an Associate's degree program will not be awarded simultaneously in the same term as the degree is awarded; i.e. Animal Care Specialist(ASD) and Animal Care Specialist Certificate(ASC)

    For more information contact the Pathway Advisor for this program:
    Lynn Campus: Kehinde Ikuomenisan, LE-224 ext. 6298 kikuomen@northshore.edu

    For more information, please contact us at: (978) 762-4000 or nita.shaw@northshore.edu.

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