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Veterinary Assistant Certificate

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? Gain the knowledge and skills as you train for an entry-level position as a veterinary assistant. Veterinary Assistants work in a variety of settings including animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, laboratories and zoos. They perform front office functions; assist in providing routine and emergency care, perform laboratory procedures, assist in dental and surgical procedures, and taking x-rays.

Student is responsible to purchase the following text (s) Veterinary Assisting Textbook by Margi Sirois - Elsevier publisher.

ISBN: 978-0-323-09140-4.

Prerequisites: High School Diploma/GED or college assessment test. Strong English skills. Completed health information form.
Acceptance based on a completed application packet received on a first-come first-served basis. Request your application packet today as spaces fill quickly.

Preferred Application Deadline: 2 weeks before the start of the course

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

According to the latest fitness industry salary guide, Personal Trainers are earning on average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gyms are just a few of the thousands of club employers that seek out our graduates each semester. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over a 5-week period for better retention and hands on skill competency. The national exams are held on the 6th week. This course is formatted as a 60-hour program and is comprised of 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of hands on practical training and a 30-hour internship that walks many graduates right into a job!! The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED and 30 hour internship is required to receive the certificate. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. You will be prepared to work with clients and stand out in any gym as “the expert” in your field.

Textbook is required and not included in course fees. * Call to order and start reading immediately 888-330-9487 {}

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