Follow your instinct and train for a career in animal care
NSCC’s Animal Care Specialist Certificate program is designed for students wishing to work with dogs and cats. Graduates find jobs in pet day care and boarding, kennel management, dog walking and training, grooming, and retail businesses.
As a student in NSCC’s Animal Care Specialist Certificate program, you will learn to:
- Observe and interpret canine and feline body language communication to improve overall health during care.
- Identify legal and ethical issues that impact companion pets.
- Describe the basic methods utilized in canine training.
- Explain the benefits of vaccine protocol and preventative treatment methods in animal health.
Thinking about running a pet care business or shelter?
Students who wish to take their career to the next level are strongly encouraged to apply to credits earned in this certificate towards NSCC’s Animal Care Specialist Associate Degree program.
Estimated degree completion time. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes
Projected job growth in Boston area
2016 Boston-area Median Wage
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