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Learn the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for the animal care industry with ACC's program.

Degree Options to Fit Your Career Goals:

  • Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
    Earn a valuable Animal Care and Management Associate Degree in approximately two years.
  • Diploma
    Learn Animal Care and Management Technology basics with a one-year diploma program.
  • Certificate
    Take a semester of Animal Care and Management-related courses to earn one of two options of field certification.
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Learn more about Animal Care and Management.


Animal Care and Management students learn by doing.

Our Animal Care and Management Program is the only two-year program of its kind in North Carolina, where students are trained to supervise and care for animals in veterinary clinics, zoos, animal shelters and farms.

With a variety of degree options and potential career paths, this special program is a great place to start your career in Animal Care and Management.

Animal Care and Management graduates earn $7.50 - $17.00 hourly.

(Contingent on economy and geographic location)

What you'll learn

  • Animal biology and medical terminology
  • Health care for animals
  • Animal handling on-site
  • Co-op work experience in animal facility

Jobs you'll qualify for

  • Animal care technician
  • Kennel technician
  • Veterinary hospital assistant
  • Private boarding facilities
  • Farm animal care
  • Animal control officer
  • Wildlife rehabilitation assistant

Curriculum plans for all levels

We know everyone is starting this journey from different places. That's why each plan is outfitted with specific courses to help you achieve your goals in your own time-frame.


Take the deepest dive into Animal Care and Management Technology with a two-year Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Gain exposure in all areas of animal science and procedures to prepare for a lucrative career in the industry.

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Are you interested in Animal Care and Management Technology but not sure you want to commit to a two-year degree program? Get a diploma in half the time by taking a variety of classes to help you gain all the skills needed to be successful.


Looking for a great value option? Learn all of the Animal Care and Management Technology basics in as little as one semester to become certified for employment in animal husbandry or control services.

Join an excelling group of health care professionals in a new cutting-edge program.

As the demand for animal care and management grows, ACC is continuously developing this program to provide usable skills to students in a changing twenty-first century industry.

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