• title EARN A SCIENCE, CTE, AND ELECTIVE CREDIT TOWARD GRADUATION WHILE PREPARING FOR A REWARDING CAREER RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL! 

  • Career paths are quite varied from animal care to medical research. Employment is projected to grow 19 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. If you understand the value of animals for those around you, this careeer could be a good fit. 

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    Program Description: This program is designed to prepare students to enter the animal health care field. The program includes both theory and practical application of skills and concepts, such as animal restraint, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, surgery and medical nursing and disease process.  Students participate in and are responsible for a weekly dog wash that raises money for the program as well as giving students hands on experience. Students gain insight into the different positions available in area clinics during a 20 hour job shadow experience, and upon successfully completing the program students are comprehensively prepared to enter any college Veterinary Technician Program. 

    Check out our "Services Available" for more information about our weekly dog washes! Call 360.570.4442 or email dog.washes@newmarketskills.org for an appointment.

    High School Equivalency Credits: Students earn 3.0 credits per year allocated as 1.0 Lab Science, 1.0 Career Technical Education, 1.0 Elective. See how these credits satisfy graduation requirements in the Program of Study. 

    College Credits: Credits available through Bates Technical College: up to 12 credits, Pierce College: up to 17 credits, or Clover Park Technical College: up to 5 credits

    Students who successfully complete the program and have earned a grade of B or better for all grades, will be eligible to apply.

    Career Pathways: Groomer, Ranch Hand, Animal Trainer, Veterinary Assistant, Animal Control, Veterinary Technician, Animal Behaviorist, Biologist, Educator, Veterinarian  Check out the Career Pathways page for more information!

    Course Fee: $30

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