Animal Grooming

A professional animal and pet grooming career allows animal enthusiasts a creative profession that is fulfilling! Not only do groomers get to use their artistic abilities but contribute to the overall health and well-being of a variety of animals. The Basic Animal Grooming program offered by Rockford Career College prepares students for career opportunities in animal hospitals, boarding kennels, animal shelters, pet grooming establishments, pet training schools, and pet shops. Students will learn to identify dog breeds, maintain grooming equipment, bathing and drying techniques, dog anatomy, basic grooming patterns, and health & safety concerns. Course Highlights include:

  1. Work place safety
  2. Customer service skills & career opportunities
  3. Basic pet health care
  4. Dog Breed Identification
  5. Body styles & Breed specific cuts
  6. Grooming tools identification, and uses & maintenance
  7. Basic grooming terminology
  8. Grooming processes & techniques
  9. Ear cleaning
  10. Nail Trimming

Contact Rockford Career College to request more information about this or any other field of study. If you are prepared to begin your Animal & Pet Grooming career complete our online form now!

Admission Requirements:

  • High School transcripts, diploma, or GED must be submitted before admission into the program will be considered.
  • All applicants must have an up-to-date tetanus vaccine.

The Basic Grooming Class includes 40 hours of lecture and 200 hours of lab. * This program is not accredited by ACCSC.

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