Animal Sciences

Certificate Description

The Animal Sciences program 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 a range of 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 in front office procedures. Students who complete this program will have the theoretical and practical foundation needed for work in a clinical setting.


  • Safely restrain and work with a variety of small and large animals.
  • Communicate with clients, faculty, veterinarians, and other veterinary staff using appropriate veterinary terminology.
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of anatomy and physiology for various species encountered in a clinical setting.
  • Perform appropriate care techniques based on the needs of the species and individual client.
  • Perform routine lab procedures.
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 Monthly Payment:


Campus Locations

Logan Campus

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
600 Hours 5-6 months
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk
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: 89%
Job Placement: 96%
Withdrawal: 11%

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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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College

The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.


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Additional Information

HEERF I, II, and III Required Reporting


Contact Us

Logan Campus
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll-Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016


Brigham City Campus
325 West 1100 South
Brigham City, UT 84302

Main: 435-734-0614
Toll-Free: 800-827-0614
Fax: 435-734-0431

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