• Animal Science

    Course dates, times, locations, and tuitions are subject to change and may not be reflected below. 
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    Career Training, Licensing and Certification Programs


    Dog Grooming

    Dog grooming is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing careers. Are you interested in making dog grooming a career? This course is designed to provide you with the required hours and skills to become a registered Suffolk County Dog Groomer. Our professional grooming instructor will share their expertise in a learning environment that combines theory and practical skills. The program includes basic grooming techniques, breed recognition, first aid, flea and tick evaluation and treatment, skin disorder identification, and clipping and scissor techniques. A 30-hour internship is necessary for the completion of this course. Student is responsible to secure internship. 50 classes

    Additional Requirement: A current tetanus vaccination and scrub top is required.

    23FA: 10/11 – 05/04 T/Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: BTC Tuition: $1,904

    23FB: 10/11 – 05/04 T/Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: WTC Tuition: $1,904


    Veterinary Assistant

    If you love working with animals, take the first step towards your new career and learn how to become a veterinary assistant. You will have the opportunity to combine theory and practical skills while studying veterinary terminology, surgical preparation and post-operative care, small and large animal nursing and animal first aid. You will be introduced to holistic methods such as animal nutrition, preventive and alternative medicine. You will have the opportunity to arrange your own 20-hour externship and complete hands-on training in a veterinary hospital under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
    61 classes

    Additional requirements: scrub top is required and current tetanus vaccination is recommended.

    23FA: 09/12 – 05/24 M/W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
    23FB: 09/13 – 05/25 T/Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
    Location: BTC Tuition: $2,668


    Continuing Education Programs


    Basic Animal Care and First Aid

    Animals can’t tell you what’s wrong with words, but they can communicate in other ways. Learn how to watch behavior and take vital signs so you can identify illnesses and injuries early. Learn about external anatomy, parasitology, infection control, laboratory skills, nutrition, first aid, and alternative and preventative medicine in this basic animal care course. 27 classes

    Additional requirements: a scrub top will be required for the class and a current tetanus vaccination is recommended.

    23FA: 10/17 – 02/01 M/W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
    23WB: 02/27 – 06/12 M/W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  Register
    Location: BTC Tuition: $1,190