Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO) Course - Raritan Valley Community College

April 18, 2011

Weekdays Apr 25-29th and – May 2-3, 2011

Raritan Valley Community College is now offering the Animal Control Officer (ACO) Course approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Over the course of seven (7) weekdays you will have to opportunity to be taught by, interact with, and build relationships with eight (8) of the foremost experts in the State of New Jersey regarding Animal Control (the following is a link to the faculty instructing in this class  http://www.cditraining.org/pages/ACOfaculty.htm).

Anyone interested in animal welfare personally or as a profession may and should attend. This includes kennel managers, shelter workers, rescue group personnel, volunteers, and those seeking an exciting career in animal control. Course Description: http://www.cditraining.org/pages/courses/Certified%20Animal%20Control%20Officer%20Description.doc

Successful completion of this course meets the requirements of the N.J.A.C. 8:23A-2.2 statute for appointment as an ACO by a New Jersey Municipality. Additionally, this is the only Certified ACO Course whose graduates receive certification by the American Red Cross for Pet First Aid and Incident Command Systems 100 and National Incident Management 700 by the National Wildlife Fire Coordinating Group. 
In addition to the classroom component participants must arrange for and complete a 20-hour field training component in order to receive certification.

The course will be held on seven weekdays, Apr 25-29th and May 2-3, 2011. Classes will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Completion of the course requires attendance at all classes. 

Tuition for this program is $789, which includes all materials. Registration will be through Raritan Valley Community College at 908-218-8871.  Enrollment is open to any person 18 years of age or older; and, there is no requirement for prior experience or training to attend this course.

Please contact Career Development Institute (CDI) at 732-821-6997 with any additional course content or certification questions that you may have.

Career Development Institute
732-821-6997     www.cditraining.org

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