Why Choose Zoo Keeping at PPCC?
Zoos are becoming a center for conservation, education and research. Zoo Keeping Technology is designed to prepare students to be zoo keepers and animal care professionals; in many cases helping to support the protection and re-establishment of endangered species. Classes include: training in science foundations, animal husbandry, career development, exhibit and horticulture design, and zoonotic preventative medicine; giving students the background for a career in the animal care field.
What will I 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.
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.