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FALL 2015-SPRING 2016 TAACO Schedule

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

Course Date

Course Title

Hours

Cost

January 2016

01

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

05-07

Remote City of Mission Health Department - Mission, TX
Chemical Capture & Restraint 8 hrs (Jan 5)
Initial Certified Euthanasia Technician Course 12 hrs (Jan 5-6)
Re-Certification for Euthanasia Technician Course 8 hrs (Jan 6)
Bite Stick-OC/Pepper Spray Course 4 hrs PM class (Jan 7)
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05

Special PO Course (SPO)
Combines 4-hr Intro to Animal Cruelty and 4-hr Dangerous-Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation Course specifically for Peace Officers

8

$80

06

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

8 CE

$150

06

Parasitology

4 CE

$125

07

07-08

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

12

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

13

NEW - Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

14

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

19-20

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

19-22

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

28

$400

21

21-22

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

22

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE FEBRUARY TFA CLASS

25

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

26

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

27-28

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

31

TFA ORIENTATION FROM 2-4 PM

February 2016

01

TFA BEGINS

04-05

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

09-10

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

09-12

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

28

$400

10

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

11

11-12

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

16

Parasitology

4 CE

$125

17-18

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO)

12 CE

$250

22

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$75

24

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

26

TFA GRADUATION

March 2016

01

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

01

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

02

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

8 CE

$150

03-04

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

08-09

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

08-11

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

28

$400

10

10-11

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

14-18

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

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

22-23

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO)

12 CE

$250

24-25

Administrative ACO Certification Course (ADMIN)
(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

28

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR APRIL TFA COURSE

28-29

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

30

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

31

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

April 2016

04

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

05

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

06

Special PO Course (SPO)
Combines 4-hr Intro to Animal Cruelty and 4-hr Dangerous-Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation Course specifically for Peace Officers

8

$80

07

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

8 CE

$150

07

07-08

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

10

TFA ORIENTATION FROM 2-4 PM

11

TFA BEGINS

19-20

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

19-22

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

28

$400

21

21-22

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

26-27

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO)

12 CE

$250

28

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

May 2016

02

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$75

04

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

06

TFA GRADUATION

09-10

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

11

Parasitology

4 CE

$125

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

23

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

23

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

24

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

8 CE

$150

24-25

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO)

12 CE

$250

25

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

4 CE

$75

26-27

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

26-27

Administrative ACO Certification Course (ADMIN)
(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

30

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

31

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

June 2016

01

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

02

02-03

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

06-10

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

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

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

21

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

22

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

8 CE

$150

22-23

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

24

Parasitology

4 CE

$125

28

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

29

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

30-July 01

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO)

12 CE

$250

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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