Animal Welfare Business Management – AAS

Animal Welfare Business Management – AAS

03/2020: All programs have been converted to online.  Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. You can start your program ONLINE at Stautzenberger College today. The College moved to online instruction for all our programs to be in compliance with Governor Mike DeWine’s executive order.
Don’t postpone enrolling.  Use your time wisely and enroll today.  This program was online and continues to be online ONLY.

This program provides students with an opportunity to continue their animal studies beyond the diploma level. It is designed for those who already have 56 credit hours in an animal welfare concentration.  According to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners are expected to spend over $75 billion on their pets this year.1

Students complete general education courses such as Oral and Written Communication, College Math, History of American Government, Introduction to Psychology, and Life Science. These are complemented by animal welfare classes covering animal welfare administration, public relations and fundraising.

This program is online, so you could complete all coursework in the comfort of your own home or use our campus computer labs if you need some assistance. Once you have earned your Animal Welfare Administration diploma, you could either start the associate program immediately or wait until you have started working. Some employers may even offer tuition assistance programs!

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Ohio for animal care workers is expected to increase by eighteen percent between 2016 and 2026.2

2, retrieved 3/2/2020


Program length – 7 months


Online program

Curriculum covers animal welfare administration and management, personnel supervision, team building, public relations and fundraising, along with other related topics.

The program also includes courses in general education to meet the requirements of an associate degree, including critical reading and writing, oral and written communication,digital communications and psychology.

Graduates of this program could be well prepared to find entry level work in a variety of environments, including:

  • Animal shelter administrator or manager
  • Veterinarian office manager
  • Pet store manager
  • Animal rescue manager/administrator
  • Humane investigator