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2017 TAACO Schedule

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

Course Date

Course Title

Hours

Cost

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

07-10

Remote Training Class - Potter County Sheriff's Office
Chemical Capture & Restraint 8 hrs (Feb 7)
Basic ACO Certification Course 16 hrs (Feb 8-9)
Canine Encounters 4 hrs AM (Feb 10)
Intro Animal Cruelty Investigation 4 hrs PM (Feb 10)
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14-15

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
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

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

$100

March 2017

01

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

03

TFA GRADUATION

06-07

Remote Training Class - Laredo Animal Care Services
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Recert 8 hrs (Mar 6)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Initial 12 hrs (Mar 6-7)
Canine Encounters/Dangerous-Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation 4 hrs PM (Mar 7)
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11-12

Remote Training Class - City of Waco Animal Services
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Recert 8 hrs (Mar 11)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Initial 12 hrs (May 11-12)
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14-15

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

16

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

16

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

17

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

8 CE

$150

21-22

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

21-24

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

28

$400

23

23-24

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

28-29

Remote Training Class - Sealy Police Department
Canine Encounters 4 hrs AM (Mar 28)
Intro Animal Cruelty Investigation 4 hrs PM (Mar 28)
Officer Safety & Survival 4 hrs AM (Mar 29)
Bite Stick & OC Pepper Spray Certification 4 hrs PM (Mar 29)
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28

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

29

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

30-31

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

April 2017

04

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

04-05

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

12 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 FROM 2-4 PM AT TAACO

10

TFA BEGINS

14

CLOSED FOR GOOD FRIDAY

18-19

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
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

25-26

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

27

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

28

Combo Course for Peace Officers (SPO)

8 CE

$150

28

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

8 CE

$150

May 2017

01

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$100

03

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

05

TFA GRADUATION

08

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

09-12

Remote Training Class - Weslaco Animal Control
Chemical Capture & Restraint 8 hrs (May 9)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Recert 8 hrs (May 10)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Initial 12 hrs (May 10-11)
Mental Health Training for ACOs 8 hrs (May 12)
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09

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

09-10

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

12 CE

$250

11-12

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

11-12

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

16-17

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

16-19

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

28

$400

18

18-19

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

23

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

23

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

24

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

24

Combo Course for Peace Officers (SPO)

8 CE

$150

25

Equine 101 (EQ1)

8 CE

$150

29

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

30

Compassion Fatigue (CFAT)

8 CE

$150

31

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

June 2017

01

01-02

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

05-06

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

07

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

8 CE

$150

08

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

12-16

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

36
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$650
$850
$950

13-14

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

12 CE

$250

15

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

15-16

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

20-21

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
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

July 2017

04

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

05

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

06

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

8 CE

$150

07

Compassion Fatigue (CFAT)

8 CE

$150

09

TFA ORIENTATION FROM 2-4 PM AT TAACO

10

TFA BEGINS

17

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

18-19

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
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

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

28

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

31

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$100

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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