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.

All students must have a desktop or laptop computer with a working camera, audio and Internet service in order to complete this program.

Applications are now being accepted to the Winter 2021 start. View the program guide

 This program is currently not available to international applicants.


Where: Online
Starts: January
Length: 7 months, part-time (Jan start)
Delivery:  Off-campus, Digital Scheduled Class

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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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