Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Humane Officer Training

Ag Sciences

Animal Health Technology

319-398-5441

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (5 semesters)

Communities across the nation are recognizing the need for well-trained humane law enforcement officers. Until recently, many animal care and control workers entered the field with little or no specialized training. Increased interaction with the public, public demand for humane animal care, limited euthanasia and adoption of shelter animals has put new demands for knowledgeable and professional shelter employees.

From humane investigation to interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence and report writing, the professional humane officer understands public safety and the law, possesses excellent communication skills, and demonstrates a high level of integrity, dependability, stress tolerance and self-control.

Career opportunities: municipal animal control agencies, non-profit humane societies, animal welfare inspector.

Required Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

AGV-103

Introduction to Veterinary Science

3

AGV-155

Shelter Administration and Computer Applications

3

CRJ-100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 

15

Second Semester (Spring)

AGV-190

Animal Welfare and Shelter Management

4

AGV-191

Animal Behavior and Restraint

3

AGV-192

Shelter Medicine

3

AGV-193

Vehicle Safety and Operations

1

AGV-194

Disaster Animal Response Training

1

–––––––

Elective

3

 

 

15

Summer Term

AGC-932

Internship

4

 

 

4

Third Semester (Fall)

AGC-210

Employment Seminar

1

AGV-158

Veterinary Law and Ethics

3

AGV-195

Large Animal Welfare

3

AGV-196

Euthanasia Technician

1

CRJ-133

Constitutional Criminal Procedure

3

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing

3

–––––––

Humanities

3

 

 

17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

AGV-197

Basic Animal Investigation Techniques

3

AGV-198

Wildlife ID and Management

2

AGV-199

Veterinary Forensics

3

CRJ-141

Criminal Investigation

3

CRJ-202

Cultural Awareness for Criminal Justice Practitioners

3

–––––––

Elective

3

 

 

17

Total program credit hours

68

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