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STLCC Partners with Local Agencies to Offer New Animal Welfare Assistant Certificate Program

August 19, 2013

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As the importance of animal welfare grows, St. Louis Community College’s Continuing Education office has teamed with the Animal Protective Association of Missouri, Humane Society of Missouri, and St. Louis County Animal Care & Control to develop a new animal welfare assistant certificate program beginning this fall.

This program will prepare students for volunteer and paid employment as animal welfare assistants working with shelter and rescue organizations, veterinary offices, and other professionals involved in animal welfare, healthcare and management.

The program is open to students age 16 and older. It consists of six classes that introduce students to a variety of opportunities with animal welfare agencies and supporting organizations, as well as various considerations of care and handling of animals, including prevention measures and spay/neuter. Classes may be taken individually, as well as part of the certificate program. Those who successfully complete the coursework and earn a certificate may receive priority employment by the sponsoring agencies.

For more information about this program or for a brochure, call STLCC Continuing Education at 314-984-7777.