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Category: 
Medical & Healthcare, CCTP Programs
Combined Hours: 
595
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported Self-Study Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
Bundled Courses:
Veterinary Medical Terminology
Veterinary Assistant
Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant
Farm Animals and Their Health
First Aid for Dogs and Cats
DIY Dog Grooming
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Our Complete Career Training Programs (CCTP) include both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience.

Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training.

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Veterinary Medical Terminology

Veterinary Medical Terminology provides a visual approach to learning medical terms and understanding the basics of veterinary medicine. A systematic process of breaking down medical terms into their component parts allows readers to comprehend the root medical concepts and apply critical thinking skills when faced with new and unfamiliar medical terminology. Case studies exemplify how medical terminology would be experienced in an actual veterinary practice. 

The software provided with this course makes review of the concepts fun through the use of interactive games and audio pronunciation of the terms.

Prerequisite(s): None

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant training can help you make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. Our course prepares you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, university or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences.

This course provides a well-rounded, complete approach to learning the skills required in the field of veterinary assisting. The course begins with basic skills such as veterinary medical terminology and office procedures, and progresses to more advanced skills such as nursing care and radiology. There are sections covering companion animals, large animals, and exotic animals. Clinical scenarios are provided in this course to help demonstrate application of the skills to real world practice.

NOTE: This program DOES NOT License, Certify, or Register Veterinary Technicians in any state through the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Prerequisite(s): None

 

Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant

Becoming a Veterinary Assistant can be a rewarding career in which you have the potential to make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. This course provides an overview of the history of veterinary medicine and the overall day to day operations in a hospital or clinic setting. You will be introduced to basic skills such as maintaining medical records, pet health care such as grooming and dental practices, and potential diseases that affect animals. The field of veterinary medicine is constantly growing and the job outlook is increasing. By taking our course, you will gain valuable knowledge about the field and its many opportunities!

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

Farm Animals and Their Health

Many people are returning to their roots these days and venturing into one of the oldest professions - farming - but on a smaller scale. Small scale farming is a viable source of side income as well as a great family food source. This course will provide you with resources and information needed to start raising, caring for and profiting from small animals and cattle. You will gain information about every aspect of raising farm animals, from selecting the right animals to harvesting and butchering.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

First Aid for Dogs and Cats

When your dog or cat is injured or sick, accurate assessment of the situation and quick treatment is vital to recovery. It is important to be prepared for even the most common injuries and have the necessary supplies available at all times. Our First Aid for Dogs and Cats course provides a comprehensive guide to keep your pet healthy. This course covers medications, proper dosages, common illnesses and injuries, such as burns, breathing problems, wound care and much more.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

DIY Dog Grooming

There are many reasons regularly grooming your dog is important. A few are changing climates, avoiding stinky, matted hair, and flea and tick control. Our DIY Dog Grooming course will explain the proper steps for professionally grooming your pets – all from the comfort of your home. You’ll be introduced to a number of grooming tools, techniques for bathing and trimming, and cleaning up after common problems, such as dirt and paint. We’ll also discuss how to use items from your pantry – such as essential oils and making your own dry shampoo and leave-in conditioners. This course will help improve your dog’s quality of life by showing you safe, effective, and proper grooming techniques you can easily do from home on your schedule. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

** Course Subject to Change.

Veterinary Medical Terminology

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the core elements of veterinary medical terminology
  • List the steps to analyze prefixes and suffixes
  • Define the function and structure of systems of the body
  • Recall common anatomical terminology for various animals
  • Recognize terms to describe procedures performed on various systems of the body to treat injury and disease

Veterinary Assistant

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the core elements of veterinary medical terminology and abbreviations
  • List the steps to perform basic pet health care and maintenance
  • Name the steps to identify various breeds and species
  • Recall systems of the animal body and their diseases
  • Recognize common behavior and ways to prevent behavior problems

Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the history of veterinary medicine as well as day to day procedures in a hospital or clinic setting
  • Recognize ways to protect against potential disease that can affect both animals and people
  • Identify the delicate subject of euthanasia, the death of a pet and the stages of grief
  • Recall proper ways of conducting laboratory, pharmacy and radiology procedures

Farm Animals and Their Health

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify healthy animals to use in production and recall the difficulties and benefits of raising livestock
  • Recall the specifics of raising and handling various breeds of waterfowl, turkeys, game birds and rabbits
  • List ways to grow your farm with goats, sheep and pigs
  • Recognize the necessary steps needed to profit from cattle 

First Aid for Dogs and Cats

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall how to build a proper first aid kit for your pet and essential items for a kit
  • Identify common injuries and how to specifically treat each one
  • Recognize how to treat basic illnesses and injuries at home
  • Name the different health conditions and how to treat them using a first aid kit

DIY Dog Grooming

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall ways for identifying your dog’s coat and ear types for proper grooming
  • Identify common tools and techniques for grooming and brushing - including clippers, shears, and handling mats
  • Recognize proper ways for bathing your dog, trimming nails and hair, and common solutions for grooming problems
  • Discuss household items that can be made to groom your dog - including essential oils, dry shampoo, and conditioners

Veterinary Medical Terminology

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 1
Introduction to Medical Terminology

  • Anatomy of a Medical Term
  • Prefixes & Suffixes
  • Combining Vowels & Forms
  • Analyzing Medical Terms
  • General Pronunciation Guidelines
  • Positions & Planes
  • Grouping Things Together
  • Labeling a Diagram
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 2
Common Anatomical Terms

  • Two Words, Same Meaning
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Equine
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Cattle
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Goats
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Sheep
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Swine
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Dogs
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Cats
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 3
Body Systems - Part 1

  • Function of the Cardiovascular System
  • Structure of the Cardiovascular System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Cardiovascular System
  • Function & Structure of the Respiratory System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Respiratory System
  • Function & Structure of the Integumentary System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Integumentary System
  • Function & Structure of the Endocrine System
  • Pathology of the Endocrine System
  • Procedures of the Endocrine System

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 4
Body Systems - Part 2

  • The Reproductive System
  • The Estrous Cycle
  • Mating, Pregnancy, and Birth
  • The Nervous System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • Function & Structure of the Eye
  • Mechanism of Hearing
  • Mechanism of Equilibrium
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Ears

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 5
Systems & Diseases 

  • The Hematologic System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Immune System
  • Oncology
  • Laboratory Terminology
  • Pathogenic Organisms
  • Types of Diseases
  • Endoscopy
  • Imaging Techniques
  • Pharmacologic and Surgical Terms

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 6
Dealing with Specific Animals

  • Anatomy, Breeding, & Vaccinations
  • Dogs & Cats
  • Descriptive Terms
  • Horses, Donkeys, Mules, and Ponies
  • Terms for Unsoundness in Horses
  • Ruminants: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Camelids
  • Pigs and Swine Management Terms
  • Birds, Poultry, and Pet Bird Terms
  • Rodents, Ferrets, and Rabbits
  • Reptiles and Amphibians

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Module 1
Practice Management and Client Relations

  • Veterinary Medical Terminology
  • Veterinary Abbreviations
  • Medical Records
  • Scheduling and Appointments
  • Computer and Keyboarding Skills
  • Veterinary Office Management
  • Communication and Client Relations
  • Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues

Veterinary Assistant Module 2
Dogs, Cats, Avian & Pocket Pets

  • Dog Breed Identification
  • Cat Breed Identification
  • Avian Breed Identification
  • Pocket Pet Identification
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Behavior & Basic Training
  • Basic Health Care & Maintenance
  • Common Diseases & Parasites
  • Restraint & Handling

Veterinary Assistant Module 3
Rabbits, Reptiles, Fish, Wildlife & Cattle

  • Rabbit Identification
  • Reptile & Amphibian Breed Identification
  • Ornamental Fish Identification
  • Wildlife Management & Rehabilitation
  • Zoo & Exotic Animals
  • Laboratory Animal & Research Animal Management
  • Beef & Dairy Cattle Breed Identification
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Behavior & Basic Training
  • Basic Health Care & Maintenance
  • Common Diseases & Parasites
  • Restraint & Handling

Veterinary Assistant Module 4
Equine, Swine, Sheep, Goats, & Poultry

  • Equine Breed Identification
  • Draft Animal Breed Identification
  • Swine Breed Identification
  • Sheep Breed Identification
  • Goat Breed Identification
  • Poultry Breed Identification
  • Aquaculture Identification
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Behavior & Basic Training
  • Basic Health Care & Maintenance
  • Common Diseases & Parasites
  • Restraint & Handling

Veterinary Assistant Module 5
General Anatomy & Disease Processes, Part 1

  • The Structure of Living Things
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Renal System

Veterinary Assistant Module 6
General Anatomy & Disease Processes, Part 2

  • Reproductive System
  • The Immune System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Sensory System
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology as Disease Processes
  • Treating Disease

Veterinary Assistant Module 7
Animal Behavior & Veterinary Safety

  • Animal Behavior
  • Common Behavior Problems
  • Veterinary Restraint & Handling
  • Restraint Equipment
  • Veterinary Safety
  • OSHA Guidelines & Regulations
  • Veterinary Sanitation
  • Aseptic Techniques

Veterinary Assistant Module 8
Clinical Procedures

  • The Physical Examination
  • The Patient History
  • Examination Procedures
  • Hospital Procedures
  • Evaluating Emergency Situations
  • Grooming Procedures
  • Veterinary Assisting Procedures
  • Administering Injections
  • Socialization & Exercise of Patients

Veterinary Assistant Module 9
Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, & Surgical

  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Veterinary Laboratory Equipment
  • Radiology Procedures
  • Radiation Safety
  • Pharmacy Procedures
  • Dispensing Medications
  • Surgical Assisting Procedures
  • Surgical Suite Maintenance
  • Postoperative Patient Care

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant

Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant Module 1 Chapters 1-2
Becoming a Veterinary Assistant

Module one provides an overview of the history of veterinary medicine as well as standard day to day procedures of a hospital or clinic setting. Some of the procedures involve maintaining medical records and scheduling appointments, as well as roles and responsibilities of the veterinary team. Maintaining patient confidentiality and proper professional communication is critical to a successful career in veterinary medicine.

  • History of Veterinary Medicine
  • Careers in Veterinary Offices or Hospitals  
  • Day to Day Office Procedures
  • Professional Communication
  • Patient Confidentiality

Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant Module 2 Chapters 3-4
Reproduction and Diseases

Module two discusses protection against potential diseases that can affect both animals and people. The best ways to diagnose and treat an infestation of fleas, ticks, heartworms and other parasites will be determined. Also, the basics of cat and dog reproductive anatomy, as well as hormonal cycles, breeding times and sterilization procedures such as spaying and neutering will be discussed.

  • Disease Treatment and Prevention
  • Vaccines
  • Cat and Dog Reproduction
  • Spaying and Neutering
  • Anatomy and Hormone Cycles

Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant Module 3 Chapters 5-6
Euthanasia and Assisting Procedures

Deciding the right time to euthanize an animal is one of the hardest things can owner can potentially face. Module three will examine the delicate subjects of euthanasia, death of a pet and the stages of grief people experience after the loss. We will also explain the correct methods for performing a physical examination, grooming, dental care and administration of injections and fluids.

  • Death of a Pet and Stages of Grief
  • Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Assisting Procedures
  • The Physical Examination
  • Injections and Fluid Administration

Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant Module 4 Chapters 7-8
Hospital Procedures and Animal Behaviors

Module four will review proper laboratory, pharmacy and radiology procedures as well as surgeries and emergency pet care. Performing CPR, filling prescriptions and educating owners on medication use are all important topics that are covered. An overview of animal behaviors, what is learned and instinctive and training tips for the pet owner are provided.  

  • Laboratory, Pharmacy and Radiology Procedures
  • Pet Surgery
  • Emergency Situations
  • Learned and Instinctive Behaviors
  • Animal Training Tips

Farm Animals and Their Health

Farm Animals and Their Health Module 1 Chapters 1-2
Starting with Your Land and Chickens

Module one provides an in-depth overview of the difficulties and benefits of raising livestock. Will take a look at the beginning stages of farm development, such as selecting the proper land based on what types of animals you’d like to acquire and the associated cost of start-up materials. The proper way to raise chickens to ensure their optimal development and as well as potential health concerns will also be addressed.

  • Farm Expenses
  • The Difficulties and Benefits to Raising Livestock
  • Selecting, Raising and Feeding Your Chickens
  • Common Health Concerns
  • How to Benefit From Your Investment

Farm Animals and Their Health Module 2 Chapters 3-5
Discovering the World of Waterfowl, Turkeys, Game Birds and Rabbits

Module two explores the specifics of raising and handing various breeds of waterfowl, turkeys, game birds and rabbits. Learning how to prepare for the arrival of these types of animals is essential as it is a thorough process with many components. The proper ways to handle reproduction and caring for the young are essential skills to ensure a healthy and functioning farm.

  • Common Breeds
  • Selection and Husbandry
  • Handling
  • Common Health Concerns
  • Reproduction and Caring for the Young

Farm Animals and Their Health Module 3 Chapters 6-8
Growing Your Farm with Goats, Sheep and Pigs

Module three addresses all aspects of raising animals that are a bit larger and require more care, such as goats, sheep and pigs. We will take a look at what is involved in selection, breeding and husbandry. Specific handling techniques for the breeds based on size will be looked at, as well as potential health concerns and disease prevention measures.

  • Common Breeds
  • Various Purposes for Animals
  • Selection and Husbandry
  • Potential Health Concerns
  • Suggested Cage Sizes for Larger Breeds

Farm Animals and Their Health Module 4 Chapters 9-12
Cattle and the Necessary Steps to Profit

Building on the last module, module four focuses on both beef and dairy cows and what is involved in raising these large animals. We will also look into two subjects that can be difficult for a beginner, the subjects of medicating and butchering your livestock. Proper ways to keep cows healthy to increase profit and reproductive health will be covered.

  • Common Breeds
  • Husbandry, Reproduction and Caring for Calves
  • Common Health Concerns
  • Administering Medication
  • Proper Methods for Butchering your Animals

First Aid for Dogs and Cats

First Aid for Dogs and Cats Module 1 Part 1 First Steps in First Aid
Basics of First Aid

Module one discusses how to build a proper first aid kit for your pet. We will discuss the essential supplies you need to treat your pet in case of basic injuries or illnesses, such as bandages, tweezers, thermometer and medicines like antihistamines and pain relievers. Dosage directions for medications, proper restraint techniques and tips for taking your pet’s temperature are covered, as well as ideas for pet proofing your home to keep your animal safe.

  • Essential Medicine Chest
  • Basic First Aid Techniques
  • Preventing Heath Problems
  • First-Aid Symptom Finder
  • Assessing Health Issues

First Aid for Dogs and Cats Module 2 Part 2 – Abdominal Wounds to Drowning
Common Injuries and Conditions 

Module two illustrates what to use in a first aid kit to treat specific injuries and conditions, such as wounds, burns, allergies, bleeding, bowel obstructions, choking, constipation, and dehydration. We cover step by step instructions for treating these issues at home. Also we will discuss follow up treatments and preventive care.  

  • Airborne Allergies
  • Burns
  • Choking and Collapsing
  • Bleeding
  • Cuts, Wounds and Bleeding

First Aid for Dogs and Cats Module 3 Part 2 Earflap Injuries to Kneecap Slipping
Basic Illnesses

Module three covers the tools to use in a first aid kit for specific injuries and illnesses, such as fever, falls, food allergies, foreign objects in ear, eye, mouth, fleas, head injuries and swelling, heatstroke, hives, jaw problems, and kneecap slipping. We cover step by step instructions for treating these issues at home, as well as follow up treatments, preventive care and knowing when to call a veterinarian. 

  • Foreign Objects in the Body
  • Head Injuries and Swelling
  • Fractures
  • Hypothermia
  • Fleas and Bites

First Aid for Dogs and Cats Module 4 Part 2 Leg Swelling to Worms
Health Conditions

Module four identifies the tools to use in a first aid kit for specific injuries and illnesses, such as low blood sugar, nail damage, nosebleeds, paw damage, seizures, shock, skin infections, strangulation, suffocation, tooth issues and worms. We cover step by step instructions for treating these issues at home, as well as follow up treatments, preventive care and knowing when to call a veterinarian. 

  • Mouth Injuries and Sores
  • Skin Infections
  • Strangulation and Suffocation
  • Tongue and Tooth Damage
  • Vomiting

DIY Dog Grooming

DIY Dog Grooming Module 1
Identification and Tools

Nobody will share the same special bond that you do with your dog. Taking the time and effort to learn how to properly groom your pet is important. The first module of this course will help you identify your dog’s type of coat and recommended grooming tips. We’ll also cover anatomy of nails, ears, and paws. Finally, we discuss common grooming tools such as brushes, combs, shears, and nail care.

  • Dog Breed
  • Hair Type
  • Nails and Ears
  • Brushes and Combs
  • Shears, Clippers, Nail Care

DIY Dog Grooming Module 2
Brushing and Bathing

Brushing is the most important tool for early detection of many health issues. You’ll be able to identify bumps, skin issues, fleas, and ear problems. In this module we’ll examine the de-matting process and how to work with undercoats. We’ll also discuss proper techniques for bathing your dog – shampooing, conditioning, thoroughly rinsing, and how to wash faces and ears.

  • Brushing and Mats
  • De-Matting
  • Undercoats
  • Shampooing, Rinsing, Conditioning
  • Face, Ears, Teeth

DIY Dog Grooming Module 3
Trimming and Grooming Issues

You should have a clear and planned out idea before beginning the trimming process. In this module, we’ll discuss safe techniques for trimming nails, pads, feed, heads, and faces. We’ll also recognize common problems that your pet might get into such as dirt, paint, grease, skunk smells, fleas, ticks, and how you should treat burns and injuries. 

  • Trimming Nails
  • Trimming Pads, Feet, Heads, Faces
  • Grease, Dirt, Mud
  • Paint, Wax, Superglue
  • Skunk, Fleas, Ticks, First Aid

DIY Dog Grooming Module 4
Accessories and Grooming Solutions 

This module will provide tips and tricks for taking the perfect picture of your pooch. We’ll discuss dramatic haircuts and keeping hair in place to snap the perfect photo. We’ll also cover grooming solutions that you can make at home – such as making dry shampoo, leave-in conditioners, paw cleaners, and ear cleaners.

  • Dramatic Haircuts
  • Essential Oils
  • Dry Shampoo & Leave-in Conditioners
  • Paw Care
  • Ear Cleaner
     

All course materials included.

Veterinary Assistant

Upon successful completion of our Veterinary Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Veterinary Assistant and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Animal Care Worker (CACW). NOTE: This program DOES NOT License, Certify, or Register Veterinary Technicians in any state through the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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303 George Street, Suite 610
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
United States
Phone: 732-932-6998 x 613

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