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Zoo Science Technology

Programs of Study

Credit Hours: 66

Format: In-person and hands-on

Time to Complete: 2 Years

Start Term: Fall

Location: Davidson Campus

Average Starting Salary

$20,000-25,000/year

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What You Can Get

What It's About

Zoo and Aquarium Science Technology curriculum prepares students for employment in zoological parks, aquaria, or other settings requiring animal care, breeding, education, conservation, or health of exotic animals.

Zoo Science Technology focuses on the application of technical skills in the fields of animal management, conservation and education in a zoo setting. Zoo Science Technology: Potential coursework includes instruction in animal behavior in animal behavior, principles of zoo science, and animal enrichment. Specialized coursework in mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology and zoo pathophysiology are also included. Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in a variety of settings, including zoos, aquaria, nature science centers, and other animal facilities.

Courses You'll Take

Course work emphasizes biology, ethology, husbandry and conservation of animals that are on exhibit for education and/or conservation purposes.  Students have practical experiences with basic husbandry skills and animal management techniques. Course work also includes technical skills to educate the public about animal well-being and conservation.

What You'll Gain

Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in a variety of settings, including zoos, aquaria, nature science centers, and animal research facilities.

66 Credit Hours: $5,016.00

Student Fees: $386.25
ZAS Internship Fee: $ 75.00

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Davidson-Davie Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of  Davidson-Davie Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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