Animal Care Skills
Barry Tech | Natural and Agricultural | Animal Care Skills in Long Island
About This CourseStudents in this course will explore careers in the pet and companion animal industries through a curriculum designed to teach entry-level skills that may lead to more complex career choices. Students will work with live animals using professional equipment in a classroom that serves as a functioning animal care facility. Students will progress from basic to complex skills associated with entry-level employment.
Students Will Develop Skills in:
- Animal husbandry and handling
- Animal health care and monitoring
- Care and management of exotic animals
- Pet shop operations
- Professional grooming
Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
Course length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible
Location: Barry Tech
Career OpportunitiesThe expanding pet and companion animal industry continues to offer a variety of career opportunities, including support personnel in pet shops, veterinary offices, kennels, laboratories, and grooming salons. Students who successfully complete this course will be prepared for entry-level employment. Typical job titles in the animal care field include animal caretaker, kennel assistant, and pet bather/fluffer.