• Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credits: 4.5 per year (1.5 per trimester)

    Location: Onsite

    Dates: Year-Long Program

    Pre-Requisite: Biology; STEM-related classes

    Program Description: This program will prepare students for a career in animal healthcare and provides a foundation for employment in fields such as, veterinary medicine, agriculture, research, fish and wildlife, as well as, training in grooming services. Students will gain experience through classroom activities and daily handling of resident animals in a realistic setting that models an industry setting. Students will also receive training in grooming services.

    Year 2 option available with instructor permission.

    High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.5 - Zoology; 3.0 - CTE

    Course equivalencies may require sending district administrator or counselor approval. Please check with your school counselor for more information.
    For specific school district equivalencies, see the Program Credit Equivalencies document located in the Enroll Now section.

    College Credits (Subject to Change): Students who successfully complete course competencies and have earned a grade of C or better may be eligible to earn college credits from one of the following institutions:

    Bates: up to 4 credits

    Clover Park: up to 2.5 credits

    Pierce College: up to 7 credits

    Certifications: First Aid/CPR

    Industry Partner: Spanaway Veterinary Clinic

    Program Fees: Scrubs - $40-$45 (2022-23 rates, subject to change)

    Careers in this field:
    Veterinary Technician - Animal Caretaker - Pet Groomer - Veterinary Assistant - Veterinarian - Animal Trainer

    2022-23 Pre-Veterinary Technology Syllabus ADA