Animal Care Aide Certificate

Be part of a dedicated team of professionals in the field of animal care as you develop practical skills and knowledge for employment in veterinary hospitals, animal shelters and kennels. Learn about animal behaviours, nutrition, wellness, handling and basic care procedures. Apply theory to practice with hands-on sessions in specialized facilities including 20 hours of mandatory work experience. Learn more by watching our virtual information session

This program will remain fully online regardless of any forthcoming changes to COVID-19 guidelines. All students must have a desktop or laptop computer with a working camera, audio and Internet service in order to complete this program.

The Fall 2022 program is now accepting applications.

View the Fall 2022 program guide.

 This program is currently not available to international applicants.


Where: Online
Starts: Oct 2022: Jan 2023
Length: 7 months, part-time
Delivery: Off-campus, Digital Scheduled

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I loved the program. The information was very thorough, but also presented in a really accessible way. I was able to find a job really quickly and I love what I do. I’d recommend the certificate to anyone interested in working with animals.

Devin Burton, Animal Care Aide graduate

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