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Zoo Animal Technology, AS

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Program Code: 3106

Program Coordinator Jonathan Miot
General Curator Kathy Russell
Program Advisor Haley Wilson
Faculty Shawntal Abram, Julie Lindenmayer

The Associate in Science degree is awarded to students who successfully complete the Zoo Animal Technology training program. The program is designed to meet the needs of those students who wish immediate employment in zoos and other animal care facilities. The Zoo Animal Technology Program at Santa Fe College is unique in its purpose to train students for the vocations of zookeeper and animal technician, as well as other animal husbandry fields.

The Zoo Animal Technology Program is a vocational program offering students a wide range of practical instruction and clinical experience. For this purpose, the college has set aside a natural wooded area of 10 acres on campus. This area has been developed into an active and functioning Zoological facility which is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is known as the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo.

This training curriculum is a series of sequential courses based on required professional competencies. Students are expected to participate in mandatory daily, weekend, and holiday experiences as part of their training in the program.

Graduates currently occupy positions in zoos, aquariums, and animal facilities around the United States. Program graduates are contributing to the field through their leadership, dedication, and professional training.

Please visit our Zoo website for more information. ​

General Education Requirements

Communications (3 Credit Hours)

Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Credit Hours)

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Mathematics/Science (7 Credit Hours)

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Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Credit Hours)

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Total General Education Hours: 19

Total Professional Core Hours: 47

Total Program Hours: 66

*All PAZ courses must be taken in the sequence determined by the Zoo Animal Technology Program. All PAZ courses must be successfully completed with a C or better grade before continuing in the sequence because each PAZ course acts as the prerequisite for subsequent courses in the sequence.

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