Animal Sciences

Certificate Description

Animal Sciences provides students with hands-on training to develop the skills needed to work as support staff in veterinary clinics, shelters, or other animal-based institutions. Skilled and experienced instructors with unique animal sciences backgrounds provide real-world training in relevant topics such as animal restraint, nursing care, radiology, lab procedures, blood collection, IV catheterization, dental cleanings, vaccines, physical exams, and client services. Students will also train on front office procedures. This program supports the Bridgerland Technical College mission to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and hands-on technical education to the Bear River region.


  • Graduates will safely and successfully restrain and work with a variety of small and large animals.
  • Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in nursing care, laboratory procedures, dental cleanings,
    IV catheterization, vaccinations, and physical exams.
  • Graduates will perform routine lab procedures, including blood collection, fecals, and infection
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of veterinary terminology and pharmacology in
    communication with faculty, veterinarians, and other veterinary staff.
Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). Also, fractions/percents and ratios/proportions (80%). Schedule an appointment here or call (435) 750-3188. Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning.

This program includes a CPR fee and a non-refundable $50 background check fee. High school students transitioning to the adult program will be required to submit to a background check when they turn 18.

Students who have not attended Animal Sciences as a high school student must be 18 years or older to enter the adult program.

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Employment Outlook
What is the difference between a job and a career?
The words career and job are very different. To be specific, a job is what you show up to for work; a career spans your lifetime and includes your education, training, professional memberships, and is something you love doing.

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, open-exit, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available. Please contact SSA's for questions about this program, or check start dates.

The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College

Logan Campus Application

Pre - Enrollment - WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). Also, fractions/percents and ratios/proportions (80%). Need a review? Enroll directly in Academic Learning.

Schedule Appointment in Logan

Once the Assessment has been approved, the next step is to meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. You will declare your starting date, enrolled hours, and set up your payment schedule. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$1,997 - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Equalized Payment:

$333 - based off of full-time enrollment.

Campus Locations


Quick Facts

Certificate Duration

18 credits -  5-6 months

Hours per Week

30 hours per week

Certificate Availability

High School Students:
Mon-Fri, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm


Adult Students:
Mon-Fri, 8 am to 3 pm. Clinical times vary.

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 90%
Job Placement: 92%
Withdrawal: 10%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed


Brigham City Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed


Logan Campus - Main . 435-753-6780
1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321

Brigham City Campus . 435-734-0614
325 West 1100 South Brigham City, UT 84302