Animal Welfare Business Management Associate Degree Program
100% of the program is online
What is Animal Welfare Management AAS?
Upon completion of an Animal Welfare Management Diploma, students have the opportunity to obtain an Associates Degree (Animal Welfare Management AAS) and further their individual education. Central to this program is a broad understanding of the proper way to provide care for animals, breed, manage and provide housing environments for animals. Students will learn about topics including animal administration and management, personnel supervision, team building, public relations and fundraising, along with other related topics. The program also includes courses in general education to meet the requirements of an associate degree, including critical reading and writing, oral and written communication, digital communications and psychology.
Improving animals' lives is a noble cause. Our Animal Welfare Management AAS Program prepares students to meet the high demand for animal care.
According to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners are expected to spend over $99 billion on their pets this year.1
What Career Options are Available in Animal Welfare Management?
Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to prepare to find work in a variety of environments. Organizations that employ graduates with an Animal Welfare Management AAS include animal shelters, veterinarian offices, pet stores, animal rescue organizations and humane institutions. Other graduates have started their own business, like Noelle who opened Doggie Stylz Paw Spaw LLC. Some of the roles that individuals with an Animal Welfare Management AAS include: Animal Shelter Administrator or Manager, Veterinarian Office Manager, Pet Store Manager, Animal Rescue Manager/Administrator and Humane Investigator.
Most Importantly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Illinois for animal care workers is expected to increase by 19% between 2018 and 2028.2
How do I Start an Animal Welfare Management AAS Program?
To begin an Animal Welfare Management AAS program, you must first receive an Animal Welfare Management Diploma or have credits earned from another college that may be applied. Stautzenberger College offers an Animal Welfare Management Diploma if you are at this point in your career education. Our associates program is designed for those who already have 56 credit hours in an animal welfare concentration. Our program is online, so you could complete all coursework in the comfort of your own home or use our campus computer labs if you need some assistance. Once you have earned your Animal Welfare Administration diploma, you could either start the associate program immediately or wait until you have started working. Some employers may even offer tuition assistance programs!
Why Choose Our College?
For 150 years, Rockford Career College has provided training for companies to grow and for people to advance in their respective careers. Over the years, we have kept pace with the needs of businesses to ensure that the skills they need are the skills we teach. At Rockford Career College, our goal is student success. Students gather in Rockford in a friendly, small-class environment that feels like home. That means you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention unlike a big school. You’ll learn from highly-qualified and caring instructors all of whom have real-world experience in their field. Classes are highly hands-on so you can get a feel for what you’re learning. During the last quarter of your program, you’ll even enter an externship off-campus at a local employer where you’ll put your skills to work. All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We may have changed names and locations over the years, but our goal remains the same: To prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.
Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
Program length – 7 months
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100% of the program is online
1 bit.ly/2JWceob, retrieved 4/9/2020
2 onetonline.org/link/summary/39-2021.00, retrieved 9/11/2020
Curriculum covers animal welfare administration and management, personnel supervision, team building, public relations and fundraising, along with other related topics.
The program also includes courses in general education to meet the requirements of an associate degree, including critical reading and writing, oral and written communication,digital communications and psychology.
Graduates of this program could be well prepared to find entry level work in a variety of environments, including:
- Animal shelter administrator or manager
- Veterinarian office manager
- Pet store manager
- Animal rescue manager/administrator
- Humane investigator