Students who complete the EATM program will acquire the practical knowledge and skills to successfully perform scientific observations, provide appropriate animal husbandry, and apply animal behavior modification to a wide variety of domestic and non-domestic animals to further animal welfare and wildlife conservation. In addition, students will develop skills in critical thinking, communicating effectively, and working as a dynamic team member.
This program offers preparation for students interested in entering the expanding animal care industry. The increasing importance of zoos and wildlife education to the efforts of conservation as well as the use of animals in various entertainment fields present many career options to graduates of this curriculum. Entry-level positions exist in zoos, oceanariums, animal parks, government facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and the entertainment field.
To obtain a Certificate of Achievement in Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM), students will need to complete the following courses.
|EATM M01A||Animal Care and Handling I||1|
|EATM M01AL||Animal Care & Handling Lab I||4|
|EATM M01B||Animal Care & Handling II||1|
|EATM M01BL||Animal Care & Handling Lab II||4|
|EATM M02A||Zoo Work Skills First Year Fall||1|
|EATM M02C||Zoo Work Skills First Year Spring||1.5|
|EATM M02D||Zoo Work Skills Second Year-Summer||2|
|EATM M02E||Zoo Work Skills Second Year-Fall||3|
|EATM M02F||Zoo Work Skills Second Year-Spring||1.5|
|EATM M08||Applied Wildlife Conservation||2|
|EATM M09||Animal Behavior||3|
|EATM M09L||Animal Behavior Lab||0.5|
|EATM M12||Anatomy and Physiology of Mammals||2|
|EATM M14A||Projects I||0.5|
|EATM M14B||Projects II||1.5|
|EATM M15A||Wildlife Education I||0.5|
|EATM M15AL||Wildlife Education I Lab||1|
|EATM M15B||Wildlife Education II||0.5|
|EATM M15BL||Wildlife Education II Lab||1|
|EATM M15CL||Wildlife Education III Lab||2|
|EATM M15EL||Wildlife Education Spring Spectacular Lab||1.5|
|EATM M17||Animal Diversity||3.5|
|EATM M18||Animal Health and Safety||2|
|EATM M19||Animal Nutrition||2|
|EATM M21A||Animal Training I||1|
|EATM M21AL||Animal Training I Lab||2|
|EATM M21B||Animal Training II||1|
|EATM M21BL||Animal Training II Lab||2|
|EATM M23A||Elementary Veterinary Care I||2|
|EATM M23AL||Elementary Veterinary Care I Laboratory||1|
|EATM M23B||Elementary Veterinary Care II||2|
|EATM M30A||Zoo Days I||0.5|
|EATM M30B||Zoo Days II||0.5|
|Select one of the following:||1.5-2|
|Wildlife Education IV|
and Wildlife Education IV Lab
|Applied Primate Behavior|
and Applied Primate Behavior Lab
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- apply practical knowledge and skills to successfully perform scientific observations.
- provide appropriate animal husbandry, and apply animal behavior modification to a wide variety of domestic and non-domestic animals to further animal welfare and wildlife conservation.
- demonstrate skills in critical thinking and communication, working as a dynamic team member.