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VETERINARY ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing an entry-level career in the field of veterinary medicine. Veterinary assistants serve as integral members of the veterinary team under direct supervision of the veterinarian or veterinary technician.

The Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program offered by The Center for Continuing Studies of Mercer County Community College has been approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA.) Students who have completed the certificate program will have the knowledge and ability to take NAVTA's national certification examination.

In order to earn the certificate, students must successfully complete all four

modules of the program in sequential order.

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE VETERINARY PROFESSION

January 26 -February 25, 2016 / 10 sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays / 3.0 CEU
6:00pm - 9:00pm / Course #NCASC-CS004-01 / $494

MODULE 2: NURSING SKILLS

March 14 - May 18, 2016 / 20 sessions / Mondays and Wednesdays / 6.0 CEU
6:00pm - 9:00pm / Course #NCASC-CS005-01 / $982

MODULE 3: LABORATORY SKILLS

February 1 - March 2, 2016 / 10 sessions / Mondays and Wednesdays / 3.0 CEU

6:00pm - 9:00pm / Course #NCASC-CS006-01 / $494

MODULE 4: CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

Spring-Summer / Course #NCASC-CS007-01 / $674

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or register ONLINE.


START A PET SITTING BUSINESS

$104 / Course runs monthly

Discover how to translate your love of animals into a fun and profitable career. Master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business with this online course opportunity. Learn the basics of first aid and how to administer all medications and injections to dogs and cats, cooperative and uncooperative. Discover how to handle home visits and impress your potential clients. Explore tricky situations that may arise such as a lost pet, a pet that needs immediate veterinary care, etc. This class will explore the start-up costs, accounting, fee-setting, business plans and low cost marketing needed to begin a pet-sitting business.

Our course also offers:

Expert instructors

24-hour access

Six weeks of instruction

To learn more or to enroll, click HERE.


NEW JERSEY STATE CERTIFIED ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

February 13 - April 2, 2016 (no class March 26)
7 sessions / Saturdays / 9:00am - 5:00pm (one hour provided for lunch)
4.9 CEU / Course #NCASC-CS001-01 / $879

The Animal Control Officer (ACO) course is approved by the New Jersey Department
of Health and Senior Services and is taught by eight of the foremost animal control experts in the State of New Jersey.

Successful completion of this course meets the requirements of

the N.J.A.C 8:23A-2.2 statute for appointment as an ACO by a New Jersey municipality. Additionally, this is the only certified ACO course whose graduates receive certification by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute for Pet First Aid
and Incident Command Systems 100 as well as the National Incident Management 700 of the National Wildlife Fire Coordinating Group.

In addition to the classroom component of this course, participants will arrange for and complete a

20 hour field training component in order to receive certification.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or register ONLINE.


ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATOR

April 16 - June 11, 2016 (no class April 23 and May 28)
7 sessions / Saturdays / 9:00am - 5:00pm (one hour provided for lunch)
4.9 CEU / Course #NCASC-CS002-01 / $794

If you are an animal advocate or are in an animal-related or law enforcement profession which requires that you understand the issue of animal cruelty as well as animal cruelty laws and their enforcement, you are encouraged to attend this course. Like the Animal Control Officer course, this course is also approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services as well as the New Jersey Police Training Commission. Six of New Jersey's leading experts in animal cruelty will be instructing this important course.

Successful completion of this course requires attendance at all classes and is required for appointment as an Animal Cruelty Investigator within municipalities of New Jersey.

TO REGISTER: (609) 570-3311 or register ONLINE.


To learn more about our animal careers, please click HERE
and view page 39.

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