Vancouver Island University

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Animal Care Aide

Vancouver Island University

Faculty:Health
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Animal Health
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Cost per year:*
National: $2,820
Careers:Biological Technologists and TechniciansVeterinary Assistants and Animal Health TechnologistsFarm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers

Description:

Prepare for work in the fascinating field of animal care. This part-time, non-credit Certificate Program provides the knowledge and basic skills needed for entry-level employment in animal care facilities. It is intended for individuals with no previous formal training, and for existing staff and volunteers who wish to upgrade their skills. The program emphasizes small animal care in hospital/clinical settings, however the training is valuable and transferable to other animal care settings.

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade11 English 
  •  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or  Grade11 Precalculus 
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 60]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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Modified on October 06, 2023