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2016 TAACO Schedule

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

Course Date

Course Title

Hours

Cost

August 2016

02-05

Remote Training Class - Wichita Falls Animal Services
Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigations 12 hrs (Aug 2-3)
Canine Encounters (Dangerous-Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation) 4 hrs PM (Aug 3)
Advanced ACO Certification Course 12 hrs (Aug 4-5)
Canine Encounters (Dangerous-Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation) 4 hrs PM (Aug 5)
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02

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

8 CE

$150

03

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

04

04-05

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

08-11

Remote Training Class - Victoria County Animal Control
Basic ACO Certification Course 16 hrs (Aug 8-9)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course Recert 8 hrs (Aug 10)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course Initial 12 hrs (Aug 10-11)
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09-10

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

11

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

12

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

4 CE

$75

16-17

Basic ACO Course
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

18-19

Remote Training Class - Schertz Animal Services
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course Recert 8 hrs (Aug 18)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course Initial 12 hrs (Aug 18-19)
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18

18-19

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

23-24

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

12 CE

$250

25-26

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

29-30

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

30

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

31

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

8 CE

$150

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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20-21

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

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

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

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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