Pet Science (Certificate N0630)

Natural Sciences Division
Certificate N0630

The Pet Science Certificate focuses on the proper care and management of various pets. This includes: breed identification and characteristics, grooming, showing, nutrition, practical care, behavior, breeding, and housing. Consideration will be given to the economic influence of the pet industry.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
ASCI 70Pet Shop Management3
ASCI 71Canine Management3
ASCI 72Feline Management3
ASCI 73Tropical and Coldwater Fish Management2
ASCI 74Reptile Management2
ASCI 76Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds3
Total Units16

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various species of pets, pet management systems, and the different industry opportunities associated with the respective species.
  • Understand the scientific principles of animal production in relation to genetics, reproduction, nutrition, physiology, and environment.
  • Demonstrate competency in the areas of animal health, disease, welfare and handling and understand how these factors influence animal stress and welfare.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the economic influence of the pet industry in today's society.
  • Be competent with the use of technology and have abilities in the areas of critical thinking and decision-making. In addition, they must have strong oral and written communication skills, and a sense of the importance of responsibility and work ethic.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
ASCI 70 Pet Shop Management 3
ASCI 71 Canine Management 3
ASCI 73 Tropical and Coldwater Fish Management 2
ASCI 74 Reptile Management 2
ASCI 76 Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds 3
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Winter Term
ASCI 72 Feline Management 3
Certificate: Pet Science, N0630 0  
 Total Units16
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