Zoo Keeping Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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This program is designed to prepare students to be zoo keeping technicians and animal care professionals. Classes include training in science foundations, animal husbandry, career development, horticulture, exhibit design and veterinary zoo keeping giving the students the background for a career in the animal care professions.

New students must satisfactorily pass a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI) prior to first internship. Failure to pass may jeopardize participation in any internship. CBI tests are at student expense.

General Education Courses

BIO 148

Basic Ecology

4

BIO 150

Animal Biology

4

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

COM 214

Natural Resource Interpretation Communication

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

MAT 107

Career Math

3

 

 

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Other Course Requirements

EMS 115

First Responder

3

ENV 101

Introduction to Environmental Science: SC1

4

NRE 236

Environmental Communications

2

ZOO 100

Safety/Zoonoses/Hazardous Materials

.5

ZOO 101

Career Development for Zoo keeping

.5

ZOO 105

Reptile & Amphibian Husbandry

4

ZOO 115

Bird Husbandry

4

ZOO 125

Mammal Husbandry

4

ZOO 135

Fish & Aquatic Invertebrate Husbandry

4

ZOO 180

Zoo Keeping Internship I

5

ZOO 181

Zoo Keeping Internship II

5

ZOO 205

Horticulture for the Zoo Keeper

1

ZOO 206

Exhibit Design & Construction

3

ZOO 215

Veterinary Zoo Keeping

4

ZOO 280

Zoo Keeping Internship III

5

Elective

Choose six (6) hours from the list below

6

 

55

Total Credit Hours

75

Approved Electives

BIO 149

Plant Taxonomy

4

or

 

 

BIO 154

Biology of Plants

(4)

ZOO 117

Animal Conservation in Captivity

3

or

 

 

NRE 214

Environmental Issues & Ethics

(3)

ZOO 102

Primates

3

ZOO 104

Animal Training

2

ZOO 106

Adventures in Zoo Design

2

ZOO 200

Advanced Exhibitory Techniques

2

ZOO 207

Animal Behavior

3

ZOO 212

Elephant Management

2

Any AAS approved elective

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