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

Natural Sciences Division
Certificate N0630

The Pet Science Certificate focuses on the proper care and management of various pets. This includes: breed identification and characteristics, grooming, showing, nutrition, practical care, behavior, breeding, and housing. Consideration will be given to the economic influence of the pet industry.

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 provide care to promote and maintain the well-being of pets and other animals that are not raised for consumption, such as dogs, cats, race horses, 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
      $32.16

      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
      $31,166.97
      Annual Job Openings
      7,292

      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

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  • Pet Science

    Natural Sciences Division
    Certificate N0630

    The Pet Science Certificate focuses on the proper care and management of various pets. This includes: breed identification and characteristics, grooming, showing, nutrition, practical care, behavior, breeding, and housing. Consideration will be given to the economic influence of the pet industry.

    Required Courses

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

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