Why Choose Zoo Keeping at PPCC?
PPCC's Zoo Keeping Technology program is designed to prepare students for a career in caring for animals. In many cases, you will help support the protection and re-establishment of endangered species. Classes such as animal husbandry, exhibit and horticulture design, and zoonotic preventative medicine will give students the background necessary for a career in the animal care field. Graduates can expect to find employment with zoos, animal conservation preserves, humane societies, the Division of Wildlife, and acquariums.
What do PPCC Zoo Keeping Technology students study?
By pursuing a Zoo Keeping Technology degree, you will:
- Learn about protected and endangered species
- Demonstrate an ability to preform animal husbandry requirements
- Develop an understanding of animal biology and taxonomy
- Study the importance of animal conservation programs in captive environments
Zoo Keeping Technology incorporates classwork and two required, hands-on internships to help students advance, learn, and prepare to work at zoos and other facilities nationwide.
Classes You Might Take
A degree in Zoo Keeping Technology provides a variety of opportunities for students who love animals and appreciate a world that values wildlife and their habitat. Careers include:
- Zoo Keeper
- Animal Trainer
- Exhibit Design Technician
- Animal Handler
What are graduates doing now?
Students who have graduated from this program are working with zoos, aquariums, wildlife rehabilitation centers, humane societies and Division of Wildlife facilities.