Animal Welfare Management

Animal Welfare Management Diploma Program

All programs have been converted to a hybrid format incorporating online instruction with on-campus instruction for hands-on components.  Please contact the school for program specifics and safety guidance and protocols.

Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. Use your time wisely and enroll today. This program was online and continues to be online ONLY.

What is Animal Welfare Management?

Animal welfare is defined as the way that animals are coping with the conditions in which they live. Animal Welfare Management courses teach students how to gauge an animal's welfare, identify potential risks to animal welfare, and how to mitigate those risks. Individuals in Animal Welfare positions need to be well-versed in animal health & nutrition, animal behavior, facility management, animal ethics & law, shelter management and client communications.

Improving animals' lives is a noble cause. Our Animal Welfare Management Program prepares students to meet the high demand for animal care.

According to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners are expected to spend over $75 billion on their pets this year.1

What Career Options Are Available In Animal Welfare Management?

Individuals with the Animal Welfare Management diploma have a wide variety of options when it comes to entry-level employment in the animal care industries. Potential careers include working in boarding facilities or doggie daycares, veterinary offices, animal shelters and rescues, animal sanctuaries or animal training centers. This field is highly rewarding for those who are passionate about the protection and care of animals.

Most Importantly, 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

How Do I Enter Animal Welfare Management?

While there are multiple avenues to entering Animal Welfare Management, one of the best ways to gain employment is through related education and course work. To complete your diploma for Animal Welfare Management, you just need to complete ATB proficiency requirements. Our Animal Welfare Management Program can be completed in as little as 9 months!

In this course, you will learn about animal shelter medicine, infectious diseases, anatomy and physiology, behavior, and animal enrichment. Some of the courses that students can expect to take classes pertaining to veterinary terminology, animal behavior, animal health and nutrition, animal anatomy and physiology, training and enrichment, facilities management, volunteer management, and client communication. These courses are intended to prepare students for the wide range of job opportunities that they may be required to perform throughout the course of their careers in Animal Welfare.

Why Choose Our College?

We take a streamlined approach to education, with curricula focusing on developing a particular skillset and knowledge base for a career rather than receiving a general education.   We focus on training you in jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.

We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete, have smaller class sizes, and the majority of the training is hands-on, which is an ideal environment for many types of learners. We offer on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you more opportunities to well-paying jobs with room for growth and managerial potential.

We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help you find that perfect job. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program Length - 9 Months


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100% of the program is online

After you complete the Animal Welfare Management Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Animal Welfare Business Management Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 16 months total to get an associate degree.

2, retrieved 3/2/2020



Curriculum includes both animal care skills training and business management practices. Student are taught:
  • Animal welfare management
  • Animal medical terminology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Animal health and nutrition
  • Animal behavior
  • Training and enrichment
  • Facility management
  • Animal ethics and law
  • Shelter management
  • Client communication
  • Colunteer and career management

Graduates of this program could be prepared for entry-level work in veterinary offices, pet stores, animal training facilities, labs, shelters, kennels and grooming facilities. Job titles could include, shelter care assistant, animal care assistant, kennel assistant, animal rescue assistant, and kennel administrator.

Most Importantly, 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 2026.1, retrieved 3/2/2020