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2015 TAACO Course Schedule

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

Course Date

Course Title

Hours

Cost

July 2015

01-02

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

03

HOLIDAY

05

TFA ORIENTATION BEGINS AT 2PM

06

TFA BEGINS

08

NEW - Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

09-10

Remote Cameron County Environmental Health - San Benito, TX
Certified Euthanasia Tech 12 hrs (Jul 9-10)
CET Recert Only 8 hrs (Jul 9)
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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

21-22

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

22

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

23-24

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO)

12 CE

$250

27

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$75

28

Self-Defense Class (TaeKwonDo) - Call TAACO if interested in taking course

29

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

31

TFA GRADUATION

August 2015

03-04

Remote City of Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare - Amarillo, TX
Basic Shelter Tech Training 8 hrs (Aug 03)
Mental Health Training 8 hrs (Aug 04)
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03

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

8 CE

$150

04

NEW - Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

05

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

05-06

Remote Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office - Borger, TX
Basic Animal Cruelty Investigations 8 hrs (Aug 05)
Dangerous Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation 4 hrs (Aug 06)
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06

06-07

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

10

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

4 CE

$75

11-12

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

13

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

14

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

17-20

Remote City of Texarkana-Environmental Services - Texarkana, TX
Mental Health Training for ACOs 8 hrs (Aug 17)
Zoonotic Diseases Part 1 16 hrs (Aug 18-19)
Officer Safety & Survival, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert 8 hrs (Aug 20)
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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

17-21

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

24-25

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

24-28

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

26

Parasitology

4 CE

$125

27-28

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO)

12 CE

$250

31

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

September 2015

01

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

8 CE

$150

01-04

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

02

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

07

HOLIDAY - CLOSED

08-11

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

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

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

14-18

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

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

18

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE TFA COURSE

20-OCT 5

NOTICE:
Giddings Ramada Inn and all hotels within 100 mile radius are completely booked for the Round Top Antique Faire from Sept 20 to Oct 5th.

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

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

4 CE

$75

29

NEW - Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

30

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

8 CE

$150

October 2015

OCT 1-5

NOTICE:
Giddings Ramada Inn and all hotels within 100 mile radius are completely booked for the Round Top Antique Faire from Sept 20 to Oct 5th.

01

01-02

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

01-02

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

04

TFA ORIENTATION 2PM-4PM

05

TFA BEGINS

06

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

07-09

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

12

NEW - 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

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

20

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

21-22

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO)

12 CE

$250

26

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$75

28

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

30

TFA GRADUATION

28-29

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

November 2015

02-03

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

04

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

8 CE

$150

04

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

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

02-06

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

09-10

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

11

NEW - Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

12

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

13

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

4 CE

$75

09-13

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

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

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

16-20

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

23

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

24

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

23-25

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

26-27

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

30

Parasitology

4 CE

$125

December 2015

01-02

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO)

12 CE

$250

01-02

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

03-04

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

03

03-04

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

03-04

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

07

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

4 CE

$75

08

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

8 CE

$150

09-10

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

09

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

10

NEW - Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

14-18

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

15-16

Basic ACO Course
for initial certification

16

$200

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

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

22

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

23

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

21-23

OPEN FOR REMOTE CLASS

24-31

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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