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Animal Welfare Assistant Program

If animals are your passion but you’re not sure where you fit, this program will help you sort out the options, focus on your strengths, and build the knowledge base you’ll need for a successful future in animal welfare organizations.

This certificate is a great starting point for individuals who plan to work in any animal-related field. You’ll get a realistic view of what it’s like to work with the wide variety of animals, agencies, and people you’ll encounter along the way. You’ll be introduced to a range of opportunities, and with completion of this Certificate you’ll be a better prepared applicant for your next job or volunteer position.

The Animal Welfare Assistant Program is a non-credit Continuing Education program at St. Louis Community College.

Certificate requires completion of all six classes listed in this brochure. Upon successful completion of the course requirements, certificate candidates must submit an application to the Office of Continuing Education. After transcript verification, the certificate will be awarded.

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For individuals who have completed all of the classes, you may fill out our application and submit to receive your award of completion.


The Animal Welfare Assistant Program is presented in partnership with