Small Animal Care II (8084/36 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||9–12|
|Prerequisites:||Small Animal Care I (8081/18 weeks), Small Animal Care I (8083/36 weeks)|
Students develop their skills in the training and grooming of companion animals, focusing on specific needs of various breeds. Instruction includes handling animals and grooming/caring for coats, as well as technical and maintenance functions related to animal health. Live animal handling will occur. The course also includes technical office-management instruction and affords students the opportunity to practice leadership skills. FFA, SAE, or related student organization activities are encouraged.
As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
- Agribusiness Systems
- Animal Systems
- Natural Resources Systems
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Science and Mathematics
Upon completion of the course
- Animal Systems Assessment
- Beef Quality Assurance Examination
- Canine Care and Training Program- Level 1 Certification Examination
- Certified Veterinary Assistant Examination
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Pet Sitters Certification Examination
- Small Animal Science and Technology Assessment
- Veterinary Medical Applications Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.