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Pet Science

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Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Pet Science

Natural Sciences Division
Certificate N0630

This certificate program is designed to give students basic skills in production and marketing of pets at the wholesale and retail level.

Required Courses

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    • Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

      Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

      SOC Career Code: 39-2021.00

      Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $30.56

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $29,941.43
      Annual Job Openings
      7,304

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

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  • Pet Science

    Natural Sciences Division
    Certificate N0630

    This certificate program is designed to give students basic skills in production and marketing of pets at the wholesale and retail level.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AGPE 70Pet Shop Management3
    AGPE 71Canine Management3
    AGPE 72Feline Management3
    AGPE 73Tropical and Coldwater Fish Management2
    AGPE 74Reptile Management2
    AGPE 76Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds3
    Total Units16

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Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu

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