The Dog Groomer program requires the successful completion of the Dog Grooming Technician course of study before being eligible to enroll. The Dog Groomer program fully prepares the student to embark on a rewarding dog grooming career utilizing both classroom instruction and hands-on lab works. Graduates of the program will gain the knowledge and experience to work independently as a dog groomer. In addition, students will learn skills required to open and manage a dog grooming business. This certificate program takes 4-6 weeks to complete and consists of a total of 150 hours of instruction and hands on lab work. The Dog Groomer will have hands on experience in a real dog grooming salon and will need to demonstrate all required skills in a final written and practical exam prior to being awarded a certificate. (150-hour program)
This program requires the completion of the Dog Grooming Technician program, or a demonstration of knowledge over the material offered in the Dog Grooming Technician program through a placement test.
1 Elective is included within the 150-hour Dog Groomer program. The elective will be integrated with the other courses, for example the elective, IMG 2001: Intro to Mobile Grooming Seminar, will lead to certain hours of courses in the Dog Groomer program to be completed in the mobile grooming van.
Additional electives may be taken at any time during the course or after graduation for a cost of $150 per elective, these will be in addition to the 150-hour course.