Feline Diploma Program
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".
The Professional Feline Program is only offered to students enrolled in the Dog Diploma Program. An additional 40 clock hours are added to the Dog Diploma Program for a total of 640 clock hours. The students complete the online course before or during the programs.
This program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to gain employment as a professional cat groomer.
Upon completion of this program, the student will understand and be able to bath, groom, and style cats encountered in a pet grooming and styling salon in a compassionate, safe, and gentle manner.
The student will learn the following:
the history of the cat, temperament, and behavior of the cat.
the external anatomy, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, reproductive, urinary, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, and endocrine systems of the cat.
different breeds and coats.
nutrition, disease and vaccinations, medical conditions, and inherited disorders.
internal and external parasites, first aid including CPR.
Program Performance Objectives
The student will learn the following technical procedures:
Nail trimming, ear cleaning, dematting, bathing, drying, combing, brushing, carding, clippering, scissoring, and thinning.
The student will also learn the following salon procedures:
Safe and gentle handling of the pet during all technical procedures
salon organization and sanitation
proper salon procedures
$480 Understanding & Taking Care of the Cat
$480 Tuition Fee for Online Courses
Onsite Practical Skills Training Courses
$1000 Cat Grooming Basics
$1000 Tuition Fee for Onsite Courses
Application Fee: $100.00
Total Application and Tuition Fee: $1580.00 *Tool kit not included
Tuition fees effective 4/1/22.
Time to Complete
Online & Onsite: 40 Hours
Time To Complete Online & Onsite Courses: 1 Week