2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VT 162 Applied Behavior Techniques III (1 credit)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

Course Description
Culminating course in practical experience in canine and feline behavior. This is the third course in a three course series. The student will apply techniques learned in VT 160 and VT 161 on topics such as common behavioral problems/solutions seen in the veterinary field. The student will work independently and in small groups to socialize and train program dogs and cats.

Student Outcomes
1. Independent observation of canine and feline body language and communication.
2. Demonstrate the ability to work successfully with a variety of dogs and cats with varied temperaments.
3. Explore a variety of training and conditioning techniques.
4. Document individual animal progress with conditioning and training.
5. Create client education information on common dog and cat husbandry and behavior topics.
6. Participate in Pet Adoption Week to help ensure program animals are adopted out to suitable households.

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