Animal Welfare Business Management – AAS

Animal Welfare Business Management – AAS

All programs have been converted to a hybrid format incorporating online instruction with on-campus instruction for hands-on components.  Please contact the school for program specifics and safety guidance and protocols.

Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. Use your time wisely and enroll today. This program was online and continues to be online ONLY.

What is Animal Welfare Management AAS?

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Improving animals' lives is a noble cause. Our Animal Welfare Management AAS Program prepares students to meet the high demand for animal care.

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What Career Options are Available in Animal Welfare Management?

Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to prepare to find work in a variety of environments. Organizations that employ graduates with an Animal Welfare Management AAS include animal shelters, veterinarian offices, pet stores, animal rescue organizations and humane institutions. Other graduates have started their own business, like Noelle who opened Doggie Stylz Paw Spaw LLC. Some of the roles that individuals with an Animal Welfare Management AAS include: Animal Shelter Administrator or Manager, Veterinarian Office Manager, Pet Store Manager, Animal Rescue Manager/Administrator and Humane Investigator.

Most Importantly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Ohio for animal care workers is expected to increase by 16% between 2018 and 2028.2

How do I Start an Animal Welfare Management AAS Program?

To begin an Animal Welfare Management AAS program, you must first receive an Animal Welfare Management Diploma or have credits earned from another college that may be applied. Stautzenberger College offers an Animal Welfare Management Diploma if you are at this point in your career education. Our associates program is designed for those who already have 56 credit hours in an animal welfare concentration. Our program is online, so you could complete all coursework in the comfort of your own home or use our campus computer labs if you need some assistance. Once you have earned your Animal Welfare Administration diploma, you could either start the associate program immediately or wait until you have started working. Some employers may even offer tuition assistance programs!

Why Choose Our College?

For over 90 years, Stautzenberger College has provided training for companies to grow and for people to advance in their respective careers. We take a streamlined approach to education. Our curricula help students develop a particular skill set and knowledge base for a career rather than receive only a general education. We train you for jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.

We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools. That means you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention, unlike a big school. You’ll learn from highly-qualified and caring instructors, who have real-world experience in their field. Most programs have classes that are highly hands-on so you can get a feel for what you’re learning. Some programs also offer an externship off-campus at a local employer where you’ll put your skills to work.

We offer on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you with more opportunities for jobs with room for growth.

We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help find the perfect job for you. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.

All of us here at Stautzenberger College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program length – 7 months

100% of the program is online

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2, retrieved 4/9/2020


Online program

Curriculum covers animal welfare administration and management, personnel supervision, team building, public relations and fundraising, along with other related topics.

The program also includes courses in general education to meet the requirements of an associate degree, including critical reading and writing, oral and written communication,digital communications and psychology.

Graduates of this program could be well prepared to find entry level work in a variety of environments, including:

  • Animal shelter administrator or manager
  • Veterinarian office manager
  • Pet store manager
  • Animal rescue manager/administrator
  • Humane investigator