Earn a Certificate in Animal Science

With our industry-driven certificate in Animal Science, students learn the foundations of professionalism, leadership, and competency necessary for the promotion of animal welfare and husbandry.

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Why Pursue a Certificate in Animal Science

With the one-year Blue Ridge CTC Certificate in Animal Science, students will:

    • Learn industry-specific skills focused on companion animal health and livestock husbandry.
    • Develop a solid foundation required for animal care assistant and kennel attendant positions.
    • Get practical exposure through hands on courses taught by registered veterinary technicians.
    • Get guidance from faculty members meant for career advancement or further studies.

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Projected for various in-demand skills/roles in the animal care and service worker sector, as compiled by BLS.

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Enroll full-time and earn a certificate in just one year!

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Become Career Ready With a Certificate in Animal Science

Can you see yourself as a successful animal care attendant?

Our Certificate in Animal Science teaches students in-demand skills through an industry-focused curriculum required to enter the animal care field. Throughout this program, students learn the latest workforce-ready technical skills, knowledge, competencies, and professional aptitude required in the day-to-day Animal Science field.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With a Blue Ridge CTC Certificate in Animal Science, students learn hands-on skills necessary to prepare students to work within animal care related professions.

This program delivers students practical understanding of animal welfare and husbandry. The curriculum helps students to:

    • Be prepared to transition into and apply to the Veterinary Technology program or Agribusiness program.
    • Gain the professionalism needed to work in an animal care field.
    • Understand the importance of animal welfare within the animal science pathway.
    • Learn the basic concepts of animal care and husbandry needed to obtain employment.

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