Diploma Program - OJT

Online and Onsite 

This program provides you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to become a professional dog bather, groomer, and stylist certified in all trim styles in all coat types. ​

 

You complete nine theory-based online courses and practical skills requirements.

 

Each online course takes one month to complete. You can take up to four courses per month.

Trim styles by coat types requirements are by job position and level.

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The type of trim styles is adjusted according to the area and the availability of different breeds. All trim styles can be modified show and pet trims. Breeds that are not available model dogs should be subbed.

Bather Groomer

The online courses can be completed to accommodate the level of experience of the employee.

120 days (4 Months) 

 

Complete required online classes and trim styles to test out of the Bathing Program.

$120 Understanding: History of the Canine

$240 Salon: Layout, Equipment, Tools, Safety Policies, and Procedures

$240 Grooming: Phase 1 Prepping; Phase 2 Bathing; Phase 3 Drying; Phase 4 Brushing; Phase 5 Finishing

 

Complete the required trim styles certification for the Multitude of Coat Types.

$59 Natural Trim Styles: Short; Smooth; Medium Smooth; Nordic

$59 Long and Flowing Trim Styles - With or Without Part: Drop Coats

$59 Silhouette Tidy Trim Styles: Rough Nordic; Rough; 

$59 Silhouette Enhancement Trim Styles: Medium Long

You will be evaluated, scored, and ranked as Novice, Master, Expert, or Specialist.

Groomer Stylist

The type of trim styles is adjusted according to the area and the availability of different breeds. 

120 days (4 Months) 

Complete required online classes and trim styles to test out of the Bathing Program.

$120 Form and Function: Canine Anatomy and Physiology Certification 

$120 Taking Care: Disease and Disorders, Parasites 

$120 First Aid and CPR: Dog Certification 

$120 First Aid and CPR: Cat Optional

$120 First Aid and CPR: Human Optional

Complete required online classes and trim styles to test out of the Groomer/Stylist Program.

Complete the required trim styles certification for the Sporting Coat Types.

$59 Sporting Saddle Trim Styles: Sporting Coat Types

$59 Sporting Jacket Trim Styles: Sporting Coat Types

Complete the required trim styles certification for the Wire Coat Types.

$59 Long Legged Terrier: Wire Coat Types

$59 Scruffy Jacket: Wire Coat Types

$59 Short Legged Terrier: Wire Coat Types

$59 Short Legged Terrier with Fall: Wire Coat Types

$59 Short Legged Terrier with Unique Head Style: Wire Coat Types

$59 Short Legged Terrier with Unique Head and Neck Style: Wire Coat Types

 

You will be evaluated, scored, and ranked as Novice, Master, Expert, or Specialist.

 

Stylist Program

The type of trim styles is adjusted according to the area and the availability of different breeds. 

120 days (4 months) 

Complete required online classes and trim styles to test out of the Stylist Program.

$120 Who’s Who: AKC breeds, their function, and groups. 

$120 Variations and Creations: Different Types of Eyes; Ears; Body; Feet; Tail; Coat; Toplines, Underlines  

$240 Styling by Coat Types: The trims and trim style components by coat types.

 

Complete the required trim styles certification for the Curly Coat Types. 

$59 Modern: Curly Coat Types

$59 Continental: Curly Coat Types

$59 Long Legged Terrier: Curly Coat Types

$59 Full Coated Body and Head Trim Style: Curly Coat Types

$59 Unique: Bedlington Curly Coat Types

$59 Lion Trim: Curly Coat Types

Complete the required trim styles certification for the Poodle

$59 Modern or German

$59 Continental - English Saddle

$59 Banded

 

You will be evaluated, scored, and ranked as Novice, Master, Expert, or Specialist.

Tuition Fees 

Application Fee: $100.00

Tuition: $1440 Online Theory Classes

Tuition: $1239 Trim Style Test Out 

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $2779.00

Tuition fees effective 4/1/22.

Time to Complete

Time To Complete: 12 Months

Program Objective

Upon completing this program, you will understand and be able to bathe, groom, and style pets encountered in a dog bathing, grooming, and styling salon in a compassionate, safe and gentle manner. 

 

You will study and learn all about the canine.

  • Study the dog's history, temperament, and behavior, and the basic training methods used to train dogs.

  • Learn the dog's external anatomy, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, reproductive, urinary, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, and endocrine system.

  • Learn about the body types, skull types, head types, feet types, tail types, coat types, and color types of the canine.

  • Study nutrition, disease, vaccinations, medical conditions, and inherited disorders in the canine. 

  • Study external and external parasites found on dogs and cats.

  • Study and practice first aid and CPR for canines and felines.

  • Learn about the different breeds, how to recognize the various breeds, their country of origin, the original task for which they were bred, the approximate size and weight and coat color of each breed, and the characteristics that are a trademark for particular breeds.

  • Study the basic salon design and layout, salon organization and sanitation, proper salon procedures, salon operations, and client relations.

Program Performance Objectives

You will learn the following technical procedures:

  • Nail trimming, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, expressing anal glands, de-matting, bathing, drying, combing, brushing, carding, hand stripping, clipping, scissoring, and thinning.

You will learn the following styling procedures:

  • How to create shapes, balance, and symmetry

  • How to set basic pattern lines and pattern blending.

  • Styling and finishing techniques for all coat types on mixed and purebred dogs.

You will also learn the following salon procedures:

  • Safe and gentle handling of the pet during all technical procedures.

  • Salon organization and sanitation.

  • Proper salon policies and procedures.

 

Prerequisite

No previous experience is necessary. Students can have no handicaps, physical or otherwise, that could reasonably prevent the use of the knowledge or skills gained from the training offered for successful on-the-job performance after completion of the training. The student must have a High School Diploma or GED or complete and pass the "Ability to Benefit".

Tool Kit & Study Material

​Tool Kit

*Determined by the employer and purchased by the employee

Online Books

9 Online Virtual Books - Included in Program Price. No additional fee to students in the program.

​Printed Books

Optional