A Pet Education Certificate has been announced by the Continuing and Professional Education Division of SUNY ULSTER.
The brochure states:
For those interested in starting a career working with animals but do not know where to get started, this course will help students explore the field of animal-related careers through education and internships. The Pet Education Certificate course offers a variety of resources to help begin or enhance their career working with animals including but not limited to pet-sitting, kennel work, daycare, training, working for a veterinarian and other animal-related fields. The course content includes: pet health and illness, communication, behavior management, safety, basic hygiene care for pets, and even writing a resume and preparing for an interview. This course will further a student’s knowledge and skills through course lectures, guest speakers and hands-on internship experiences. Those who successfully complete this unique program will have specialized education and experience that gives them an advantage in the field. Internships can be a good source for students to network for experience and employment. In order to successfully complete this program students must complete a pet First Aid/CPR class and at least 54 hours of internships at approved animal care facilities (instructor will assist students in securing the necessary internships) within six months of the final class meeting. 7.2 CEUs
For more information contact SUNY ULSTER, Kingston Center, at 845-339-2025 or visit: http://apps.sunyulster.edu/courses/DCB,2004