Animal Control Officer Academy


Tuition for Academy Only: $3000

Tuition with lodging: $5000*

$500 Deposit due at time of registration- remaining balance due before start of academy.

 *Lodging covers 5 nights a week. Call for price for 7 nights a week lodging

The Animal Control Officer Academy  is a compilation of 160 hours worth of course materials that ensures students entering the Animal Care & Control Profession are equipped with the skills and knowledge to begin their career. 

This four week academy is a comprehensive 160 hours of classroom lecture and hands on training. Students can expect to visit local animal shelters, attend off-site training, and will be required to complete several homework assignments. 

The academy includes resume and cover letter prep, mock oral boards with local industry leaders, and weekly after-hours office sessions to provide one-on-one counseling for the students. 

The Academy is very comprehensive and requires full commitment from each student. Weekly exams are proctored and work outside the regular classroom time is mandatory. 

At the completion of the Academy, each student will be better equipped to begin or further their career in Animal Care and Control. 

Contact us TODAY for information on the next ACO Academy!

Academy Course Curriculum

  • DSHS Basic Animal Control

  • Rabies Law

  • Dangerous Dog Law

  • Euthanasia Training

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Veterinary Medical Terms

  • Medical Calculations

  • Zoonotic Diseases

  • Kennel Technician

  • Pet CPR & First Aid

  • Common Animal Injuries

  • Equine 101

  • Parasites

  • Dog & Cat Breed Identification

  • Interpersonal Communication

  • Defensive Tactics

  • Bite Stick

  • OC Spray

  • Public Education

  • Public Relations

  • Mammals of Texas

  • Basic Animal Cruelty Investigations

  • Crime Scene

  • Report Writing

  • Courtroom Procedures

  • Warrant Writing

  • Herpetology

  • Bat Recognition 


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