Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Humane Officer Training

Animal Health Technology

Washington Hall

319-398-5609

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms)

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

Term 1

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

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology

3

 

 

15

Term 2

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

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Program Elective

3

 

 

15

Term 3

AGC-932

Internship

3

 

 

3

Term 4

AGV-158

Veterinary Law and Ethics

3

AGV-195

Large Animal Welfare

3

AGV-196

Euthanasia Technician

1

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing

3

AGC-210

Employment Seminar

1

CRJ-133

Constitutional Criminal Procedure

3

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Humanities Course

3

 

 

17

Term 5

AGV-197

Basic Animal Investigation Techniques

3

AGV-198

Wildlife ID and Management

2

CRJ-141

Criminal Investigation

3

CRJ-202

Cultural Awareness for Criminal Justice Practitioners

3

AGV-199

Veterinary Forensics

3

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Program Elective

3

 

 

17

Total program credit hours

68

Program Electives

AGV-143

Canine and Feline Nutrition

3

AGN-220

Avian Wildlife

3

AGN-223

Aquatic Wildlife

3

AGS-319

Animal Nutrition

3

AGV-120

Veterinary Medical Terminology

1

AGV-107

Pharmacy Skills

3

AGV-201

Pet Grooming I

3

AGV-202

Pet Groom II

3

AGV-203

Pet Grooming III

3

AGV-204

Pet Grooming IV

3

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Any transfer-level course

3

Animal Control Assistant Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

AGV-155

Shelter Administration and Computer Applications

3

AGV-158

Veterinary Law and Ethics

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

AGV-201

Pet Grooming I

3

AGV-202

Pet Grooming II

3

 

 

18

Term 2

AGV-190

Animal Welfare and Shelter Management

4

AGV-191

Animal Behavior and Restraint

3

AGV-198

Wildlife ID and Management

2

COM-723

Workplace Communications

3

AGV-194

Disaster Animal Response Training

1

AGV-192

Shelter Medicine

3

AGC-115

Ag Career Orientation

1

 

 

17

Term 3

AGC-932

Internship

3

 

 

3

Total Diploma program credit hours

38

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