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Veterinary Assistant and Therapy Dog Handler classes.




Anyone who has felt a connection with a pet and experienced that joy of unconditional love, understanding, and acceptance, knows the value of a pet’s companionship. These qualities make animals, particularly dogs, ideal therapeutic visitors that bring smiles to patients in hospitals, calm travelers at airports, calm child witnesses during court proceedings, make good listeners for children learning to read, help victims of natural and man-made disasters, and newer emerging applications.   This 4-hour class is for adults that want to expedite the process of becoming a registered therapy dog handler at the least cost.  The class also prepares you for taking the live (with your dog) behavioral evaluation and the written online tests. Course includes an in-depth explanation of the entire registration process and strategies to help you choose a registering agency and environment that best matches your service interests.  We combine lecture, demonstrations and videos of therapy dog evaluations used by different registering agencies. Please do not bring your dog to class.   


Schedule : Weekly - Wed 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 7/26/2017, ending 7/26/2017

Tuition: $69.00

Instructor : Richard Katz 

Location : ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 111 Location : 
  ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 111.

Materials Cost: $15.00

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Do you LOVE animals?! Are you addicted to cute animal videos and all the Animal Planet shows? Then why not start a career working with adorable, loving, amazing animal creatures every day of your life?!  Enroll now in this purrrrtastic meowy woof woof of a course to learn to become a Veterinary Assistant. As a Veterinary Assistant, you will learn how to help the Veterinarian or the Veterinarian Technician in their daily tasks. You will learn the proper way to feed, water, and examine pets for signs of illness, disease, or injury, and how to clean and disinfect cages and work areas, as well as sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment in laboratories, animal hospitals, or clinics.  This course combines 35-hours of classroom instruction with a 24-hour voluntary externship to provide you with a complete learning experience (59 total hours). Upon successful completion, you will honored with a certificate of completion from El Camino College and a big hug from your own cat or dog! Textbook:  Elsevier's Veterinary Assisting Textbook, 2e 2nd Edition  by Margi Sirois EdD MS RVT LAT 


Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 7/15/2017, ending 8/19/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 8/5/2017)

Tuition: $799.00

Instructor : Learning Oasis 

Location : ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 112 Location : 
  ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 112.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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