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Pet Groomer Program

Students can earn a Certificate with successful completion of this course. This program is designed to offer students with no professional grooming experience, an avenue to enter the market in a relatively short period of time. Students concentrate on basic pet grooming and handling of dogs, including brushing, combing, clipping nails, cleaning ears, preparatory clipping, bathing, drying, and basic finishing techniques for various long-haired, short-haired, and double-coated breeds. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to work competently at the approved level with minimal supervision.

Getting Started

Application and Entrance Assignment Processing Fees: $50.00
Pre-requisite: None
Total Training Time: 400 Classroom hours
Time Requirement: Part-time = 17 weeks (24 hrs/wk); Full-time = 10 weeks (40 hrs/wk)
2020 Class Start Dates:     2020 Start Date Calendar

Tuition, Tools & Textbooks

  • Tuition ($5,995)
  • Textbooks ($185)
  • Toolkit ($875)
  • Uniform ($55)
  • Application Fee/Entrance Exam: $50

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  • Two Speed Professional Clipper w/ #10 Blade
  • #40 Blade
  • #30 Blade
  • #15 Blade
  • #7F Blade
  • #5F Blade
  • #4F Blade
  • Attach-on Guard Comb Set
  • Combination Comb
  • Wide Toothed Comb
  • Medium Slicker Brush
  • Rubber Curry
  • Thinning Shears
  • Small Detail Shears
  • Small Detail Shears
  • Straight Shears
  • Curved Shears
  • Hemostats
  • Large Nail Trimmer
  • Blade Coolant
  • Ear Powder
  • Ear Cleaner
  • Kwik Stop
  • Spray Disinfectant
  • Kennel Lead and Loop
  • Ear Protection
  • Grooming Mask


Canine Anatomy: Canine Terminology – Harold Spira
Breed Standards: The New Complete Dog Book – The American Kennel Club
Grooming: Notes from the Grooming Table – 2nd Edition – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Grooming: Notes Pocket Pal – 2nd Edition – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Grooming: Theory of 5 – Melissa Verplank, CMG
Canine First Aid: Groomer’s Guide to Pet First Aid, Injuries & Health – Boyd Harrell, DVM

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