Understanding & Taking Care of the Cat
(Feline 101)

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to gain  employment as a professional cat groomer. It is the perfect to add on to your diploma program. You will complete one theory based online course Understanding & Taking Care of the Cat. You can complete this during your onsite training.


This course takes 1 month to complete. Upon completion of the one online course, you will complete one week Practical Application course Cat Grooming Basics - 40 clock hours.

Program Objective
Upon completion of this Program, you 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.

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You 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

You will learn the following technical procedures:

  • nail trimming, ear cleaning, dematting, bathing, drying, combing, brushing, carding, clippering,

  • scissoring and thinning.


You will learn the following salon procedures:

  • safe and gentle handling of the pet during all technical procedures

  • salon organization and sanitation

  • proper salon procedures

OPTION 1 Read and Test Out 

Self Study - Express - Credit for Previous Experience

  • Read study material. 

  • Take the tests.  

  • Complete at your own pace.

You read the study material and take the tests at your own pace with the express option. Express works great if you are on a time frame to complete the courses.

Perfect if you have previous experience working with dogs and cats and want to review the study material and then take the tests. 

$240 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 1

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $240.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $340.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 2 Course Leader and Classroom Discussion

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Leader and classmates.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 2 is excellent if you prefer to have a class leader drive the discussion and participate with your classmates before taking the tests. A perfect choice for beginners to have the opportunity to participate in the discussion before testing. The course is open for one month with weekly discussions to prepare you for the multiple-choice tests required each week at the end of a unit.

$360 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 2

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $360.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $460.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 3 Course Instructor with Classroom Discussion and Assignments

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Instructor and classmates.

  • Complete search and fetch assignments.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 3 is great if you prefer a structured classroom, this is the option for you and recommended for the beginner. You will participate in discussions assignments and take quizzes to keep you on track to prepare for the multiple-choice tests at the end of each unit and required weekly. 

$480 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 3

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $480.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $580.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 4 Onsite Course with Instructor in a Classroom.

The onsite course takes 6 hours to complete and does not include study and testing time. The onsite course is offered at the school and Nash Pet Care Education Summits. 

 

This is an excellent method to discuss the class material with your onsite instructor and classmates. After the onsite, you continue your study online and take the required tests to receive your level and certification title. 

 

  • Study the material with your classmates and onsite instructor in a classroom with visual presentations.

  • Review study material online.

  • Take the test to receive your class grade and certification title and ranking.

$289 (6 Hours) Tuition Fee for Onsite Course

Tuition Fees for Option 4

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $289.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $389.00​ *Tool kit not included