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2016-2017 TAACO Schedule

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All Classes Start at 8:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

Course Date

Course Title

Hours

Cost

September 2016

01

01-02

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

05

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

07

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

07-08

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

12-16

Basic Animal Care Tech Course (BACT) (Open to the public)

$50 Off Coupon (only this course and date)

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

13

Equine 101 (EQ1)

8 CE

$150

14-15

Remote Training Class - Balch Springs Animal Control
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course Recert 8 hrs (Sep 14)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course Initial 12 hrs (Sep 14-15)
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20-22

Remote Training Class - South Padre Island Environmental Health
Animal Cruelty Investigations 8 hrs (Sep 20)
Advanced ACO Certification 12 hrs (Sep 21-22)
Dangerous-Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation-Canine Encounters 4 hrs PM (Sep 22)
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20-21

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

20-23

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

22

22-23

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

27-28

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

12 CE

$250

29-30

Remote Training Class - Bell County Animal Control
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course Recert 8 hrs (Sep 29)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course Initial 12 hrs (Sep 29-30)
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29

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

October 2016

03

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

04

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

04

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

05

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

05

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

06

06-07

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

09

TFA ORIENTATION AT 2PM

10

TFA BEGINS

18-19

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

18-21

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

20

20-21

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

24

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

25-26

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

12 CE

$250

27-28

Remote Training Class - Henderson Animal Control
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course Recert 8 hrs (Oct 27)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course Initial 12 hrs (Oct 27-28)
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27-28

Administrative ACO Certification Course (ADMIN) (Level 3 of 3)
(This is the third level in certification for ACOs) Must register at least two weeks in advance of start date of class as there is a pre-class assignment that will be sent to the students

12 CE

$250

31

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$75

November 2016

02

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

04

TFA GRADUATION

08-09

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

08-09

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

10

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

10

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

15

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

15-16

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

16

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

15-18

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

17

17-18

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

21

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

22

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

24-25

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

29-30

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

12 CE

$250

December 2016

01

01-02

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

01-02

Administrative ACO Certification Course (ADMIN) (Level 3 of 3)
(This is the third level in certification for ACOs) Must register at least two weeks in advance of start date of class as there is a pre-class assignment that will be sent to the students

12 CE

$250

05

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

05-09

Basic Animal Care Tech Course (BACT) (Open to the public)

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

06

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

07-08

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

09

Equine 101 (EQ1)

8 CE

$150

12

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

12

Dangerous Vicious Dog Bite Investigation-Canine Encounters (DVD)
TCOLE, DSHS, TACA approved

4 CE

$75

13

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

13-14

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

13-16

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

15

15-16

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

19-20

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

21

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

22

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

23-30

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

January 2017

02

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

03

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

04

Equine 101 (EQ1)

8 CE

$150

05

05-06

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

10-11

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

12-13

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

12 CE

$250

17-18

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

17-20

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

19

19-20

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

24

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

25

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

25

Dangerous Vicious Dog Bite Investigation-Canine Encounters (DVD)
TCOLE, DSHS, TACA approved

4 CE

$75

26

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

27

Deadline for February TFA Registration

31

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

February 2017

02

02-03

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

05

TFA Orientation from 2:00-4:00 PM

06

TFA Begins

14-15

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

14-17

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

16

16-17

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

20

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

21-22

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

12 CE

$250

23-24

Administrative ACO Certification Course (ADMIN) (Level 3 of 3)
(This is the third level in certification for ACOs) Must register at least two weeks in advance of start date of class as there is a pre-class assignment that will be sent to the students

12 CE

$250

23

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

27

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$75

All classes require a minimum of 15 students to make. Registration deadline is 10 days prior to the start date of the class. No refunds after 21 days prior to the start date of the class. Student will be rescheduled for the next available course.

A minimum of $500 deposit is required at the time of registration for the TAACO FULL ACADEMY. The remainder of the tuition is due upon the start date of the class. All in-service course fees must accompany the registration forms. Registration may be made through the website.


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