Program Length and Definition of a Clock Hour, Program Objective, Program Description and Course Numbering System

The program length is 600 clock hours including a 100 hour externship. A clock hour means a period of 60 minutes with a minimum of 50 minutes of instruction in the presence of an instructor. Day classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, including an hour lunch break. Night classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. It should take the day student 40 weeks to complete the program (Approx 10 months). The night student should take 50 weeks to complete the program (Approx. 12 Months). However, the majority of our students take 3 months longer to complete either the day or night class. A cash paying student may attend 15 hours or more a week, this is a student who is not accepting financial aid. International students must attend a minimum of 18 hours per week, and may accelerate their time if they choose.    The school will allow you 150% as a maximum time-frame, which is 15 months, (DAY), 17.5 months (NIGHT)  All cash paying students may accelerate the completion of their training by attending both schedules. If you go over the maximum time-frame allowed, the hourly school rate of $18.00 per hour will be charged. There is a list of equipment* and  textbooks that are needed for the program. The equipment and textbooks are required to be purchased before the start of class.

Program Objective

The objective of our program is to prepare the student to enter into a Professional Pet Grooming career. All aspects of what we’re teaching directly relates to this specific goal. Our institutional governing body has approved and adopted the specific course objectives. If and when there are any changes made, we will reflect those changes in our catalog.

Program Description

This program is comprehensive in design to assist the student with the necessary skills to professionally groom dogs in a salon, mobile grooming, house call grooming or in a Veterinary practice. In mastering the art of pet grooming, the program consists of working with grooming equipment, customer relations, bathing, hair drying, ear cleaning, combing, brushing, dematting, breed recognition, first aid, styling, diseases of the skin, perfection of scissor work which is covered in the 500 hours of lab work in the school. The last 100 hours is an externship outside of the school. The student is placed in a veterinary practice, mobile grooming van, salon or in a house call grooming environment.

Course Numbering System

The course numbering system uses a five digit alpha numeric identifier. The prefixes are characters that represent the type of course and the suffixes are numbers that represent the sequence in which they are taught.

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