Animal Handling and Kennel Care

This 24 hour program is a great introduction for students interested in working in the animal care industry and exploring employment outside of veterinary clinics. Students in this program will learn techniques to handle and care for animals in ways that minimize stress and increase animal safety. Graduates can find jobs in Animal Daycare Centers, Kennels and Boarding Facilities, Dog Walking and Training Centers, Groomers, and Retail Businesses.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Animal Handling and Restraining Techniques
  • Kenneling, Leash Walking and Animal Carrying
  • Sanitary and Safety protocols
  • Administration of Oral medications
  • Bathing and Grooming
  • Recognizing Behavior Changes and Signs of Distress

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Upcoming Courses for Summer 2023

There are no upcoming sessions at this time.  Please check back soon!


Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received or 3rd party payment is confirmed. 
Upon registration, you will receive an email from, and in that email, we will include instructions for payment.

Instructions for Making Payments Online

Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make payments online. These instructions work for both credit and non-credit (continuing education) courses.

Refund Policy

A full tuition refund can be made if you withdraw from your course at least one working day before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Workforce Development  and Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.

Contact Us

For more information about courses, programs, and services, contact us by phone or email.
Phone: 860-343-5865
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414