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Animal Welfare Advocate

Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Online

If animals are your passion and you’re interested in gaining more information and insight, this program will help you sort out the options, focus on your strengths, and build the knowledge base you’ll need for a successful future in animal welfare organizations. Complete six classes to earn your certificate. Classes are offered in the spring and fall, with three of the six required courses available each semester.

Program Contact

Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

Register online now

Class schedules subject to change.

Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Classes may be taken for your own personal enrichment or as part of the Animal Welfare Advocate Program. Curriculum is developed by the Humane Society of Missouri, Animal Protective Association of Missouri, and St. Louis County Animal Care and Control.

Career and Volunteer Opportunities in Animal Welfare

If you’ve considered the possibility of a career or volunteer position in the wide world of animal welfare but aren’t sure where you fit into the picture, discover the possibilities. Learn about the personal rewards and benefits of working directly with animals, as well as things you can do indirectly (and locally) for their benefit. The class can be taken by itself or as part of the Animal Welfare Advocate Program for initial training/preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare agencies and organizations.
ANIM-741 | 1 session | $26 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F02 Tu 6-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 | Online

Animal Welfare and the Humane Movement

There are different facets of animal welfare, and the work of animal welfare agencies in the St. Louis metro area are built on varying viewpoints. Gain insights into the history of the U.S. animal welfare/humane movement and where we are today. Explore community animal welfare needs and possible solutions. The class can be taken by itself or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program as initial training/preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare agencies and organizations.
ANIM-741 | 1 session | $26 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F01 Tu 6-8:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 | Online

Get to Know Us: St. Louis Animal Welfare Organizations

St. Louis hosts various organizations of all types and sizes involved in animal welfare activities, rescues and shelters, adoptions, pet food pantries, emergency and investigation teams, clinics, and advocacy group. Each holds a unique role, approach and way of operating, but it takes the full community to meet the needs of our local animals. And, each offers involvement opportunities for people with a variety of interests and skills (like you!). A panel from local agencies will present their stories and answer your questions. The class can be taken by itself, or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program as initial training/preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare organizations.
ANIM-741 | 1 session | $26 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F03 Tu 6-8:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 | Online


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