Animal Welfare – Shelter and Kennel Care Professional

Program Description

Instructors: Sam DeYoung (RI County Animal Care and Control Shelter) & Dr. Chelsea Clinton (Oak Knoll Animal Hospital)

Explore the many duties performed in an animal shelter as you prepare for an entry-level position at a shelter or kennel. This course has been designed to deliver information from the experts and will cover topics such as shelter regulations, client interactions, compassion fatigue, animal assessment, handling, shelter/kennel care, disease prevention and control, and adoption procedure. Required: Job shadow to be scheduled with the RI County Animal Care. (Must be ages 16 and older)

8 Thursdays           Apr. 18 – June 6             5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11187           RI Animal Care             Tuition Fee $395

The Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Shelter is located at 4001 78th Ave, Moline.


Textbook Purchasing Procedure

  1. For a list of PaCE textbooks, visit www.bhc.edu/bookstore
  2. Click on campus location (Hawk’s Hub (QC)).
  3. Click on (Order Textbooks) in the Textbooks box.
  4. Select Term (Spring 19), Select Department (Adult Ed)
  5. Click on your course name under Select Course and click (Add Selection).
  6. Click on (Get Course Materials) to see your book title.
  7. Payment options – debit, credit, or pay at pickup.
  8. Delivery options – ship to home, pick up at East Campus or pick up at Quad-Cities Campus.
College closed for Wednesday January 23 due to inclement weather. All Black Hawk College locations are closed and all classes canceled.