About Us

Home
Reviews
Philosophy
Information
Personnel

Video

Yes, we are on FaceBook!

Saturday Workshops-Learn to groom your dog like a pro

Enrollment

Program Descriptions
Equipment
Vet Topics
Rules
Completion
Financing & Enrollment
Tuition Schedule of Fees

More

Map and Directions
Video
Photo Gallery

Contact Us

A Private Vocational School
1258 West Bay Drive
Suite E
Largo, FL 33770
(727) 517-9546
Fax: 727-517-1586
Salon: 727-596-CLIP (2547)
Email:
showgroomschool @ aol.com

Hours

Tuesday - Friday
11:00am - 5:00pm
On special event days hours may vary. Students may visit our video library from 9am to 11am Tuesday through Thursday.


2018 Program Descriptions and Costs

Program Title: Junior Groomer
Credential Issued: Diploma
Program Completion Time: 2 months
Tuition Fee: $3,500.00
Equipment Costs: $655.91 (7% tax if applicable)
Registration Fees: $150.00
Any Other Costs: $15.00
Total Program Cost: $4,330.91

Program Objective:
The program objective is for younger students to learn the necessary skills needed to work as an assistant or apprentice at a dog grooming salon.

Program Description:
This program is designed for young adult students to provide the fundamental instruction in dog grooming essentials. Students will be able to learn proper bathing, hand-drying and power drying, nail cutting, grinding, ear cleaning and maintaining different coat types, to include de-matting and thinning techniques. Students perform all prep work and will have introduction to basic clipper work, basic scissoring and thinning techniques.

 

Program Title: Kennel Technician
Credential Issued: Diploma
Program Completion Time: 2 months
Clock Hours: 176
Tuition Fee: $2,200.00
Registration Fees: $150.00
Equipment Costs: $582.90
Tax: (if applicable) $40.80
Total Program Cost: $2,947.90

Program Objective:
The objective of this program is to offer excellent training in the care and maintenance of primarily dogs and cats. By offering this training, graduates can pursue a career working in an animal hospital, boarding kennel or shelter, offering safe handling and care of pets along with basic grooming knowledge, standards of care, dog breed identification, proper disinfecting standards, CPR and first aid.

Program Description:
Kennel technicians work in boarding kennels, animal hospitals, and all types of shelters. They care for primarily dogs and cats, but in some situations birds and rodents and maybe an occasional bovine. Kennel techs provide the necessary nurturing in the absence of their pet parents. Some of the animals, are sick, have been abandoned or lost. Many are just boarding while family is away, or they may be in an animal hospital receiving treatment. Some of the duties include, feeding, exercising, bathing, brushing, trimming nails, light grooming, walking, spending time providing attention to the pets emotional well-being and cleaning and disinfecting areas. Kennel techs are responsible for monitoring food, water, medications and all basic care needs. Job descriptions can vary slightly depending on placement. A kennel technician is an important job that requires physical ability to work with dogs and the personal commitment to be accountable to them.

 

Program Title: Basic Groomer
Credential Issued: Diploma
Program Completion Time: 2 months
Clock Hours: 176
Tuition Fee: $4,200.00
Registration Fees: $150.00
Equipment Costs: $934.50
Tax: (if applicable) $65.42
Total Program Cost: $5,349.92

Program Objective:
The objective of this program is to provide training for those who would like to work in a professional pet grooming salon as a prep groomer.

Program Description:
This program is designed for those students with no experience or prior training intending to pursue a career as a professional pet groomer assistant. The students will learn basic pet grooming skills such as bathing, blow drying, de-matting, ear care, nail trimming and grinding and rough cutting techniques. Students will learn a summer cut and a winter cut on several breeds of dog. Student will learn clipper care and care of tools. In addition to hands on training, students will attend a dog show. This program is a combination of theory and practical hands on skills. Students will learn parasitology, canine anatomy, handling and restraint techniques, CPR and first aid, study all seven groups of AKC dogs.

 

Program Title: Professional Pet Groomer
Credential Issued: Diploma
Program Completion Time: 4 months
Clock Hours: 352
Tuition Fee: $6,500.00
Registration Fees: $150.00
Equipment Costs: $1360.63
Tax: (if applicable) $95.24
Total Program Cost: $8,105.87

Program Objective:
The objective of this program is to prepare the student to work in, manage, or operate a professional grooming salon, mobile unit, or work independently.

Program Description:
The Professional Pet Grooming Program is designed for those students with no prior experience or training, intending to pursue a career as a professional pet groomer. In addition to learning all necessary grooming skills and a comprehensive breed study, students will also learn successful salon operations. Students will attend a minimum of two dog shows, dedicating at least two hours of observation time in the grooming area at the show. This program prepares students to work independently in a salon, on a mobile unit, or in a Veterinary clinic that offers in house grooming. This is a complete program.

 

Program Title: Advanced Groomer
Credential Issued: Diploma
Program Completion Time: 2 months
Clock Hours: 176
Tuition Fee: $4,500.00
Registration Fees: $150.00
Equipment Costs: $1,125.31
Tax: (if applicable) $78.78
Total Program Cost: $5,854.09

Program Objective:
This program is designed for creative students who have acquired previous training in the dog grooming trade. The student will begin the program after successful demonstration of skills to the instructor prior to enrolling. Students will expand their knowledge of the grooming industry and list of services and will learn successful grooming salon operations. Students will practice grooming on a more technical yet artistic level enhancing their menu of services to their grooming clients and the program will incorporate show grooming, with emphasis on scissoring and finishing with the use of hand tools. In addition, students will attend a minimum of two dog shows, dedicating time for observation in the grooming area. This program includes creative design, safe color application, natural color and Asian style fusion grooming. This program includes an extensive breed study in addition to breed specific pet grooming.

Program Description:
Students will learn creative grooming techniques and styles to include, Fusion, Creative Color and show grooming, dog show handling and successful salon operations. Graduates will offer more interesting options to their clients and enhance their menu of services offered as a professional groomer.

 

Program Title: Master Groomer
Credential Issued: Diploma
Program Completion Time: 2 months
Clock Hours: 176
Tuition Fee: $4,500.00
Registration Fees: $150.00
Equipment Costs: $806.65
Tax: (if applicable) $56.47
Total Program Cost: $5,513.12

Program Objective:
The objective of this program is to prepare existing groomers to master certify with the National Dog Groomers Association of America or competition.

Program Description:
Completion of a pet grooming program is recommended prior to enrolling in this program. The student will begin the program after successful demonstration of skills to the instructor prior to enrolling. The Master Groomer Program enables students to acquire the technical knowledge and the higher skill level necessary to certify with the National Dog Groomers Association of America. Instruction includes a combination of theory and practical experiences with live animals and visual aids. Dog show attendance is crucial to the successful completion of this program. Students will have hands on training related to the various breeds of dogs from all AKC groups.

The program will incorporate show grooming, with emphasis on scissoring and finishing with hand tools. This program includes creative design, safe color application and Asian style fusion grooming. This program includes an extensive breed study in addition to breed specific pet and show grooming.

 

Enroll Now

You can easily enroll in one of our programs through:

Class schedule is
11am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday.
On special event days, hours may vary.

 

Licensed by:
Florida Department of Education under Commission for Independent Education
2600 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
License # 2118


Copyright © 2013 - 2018 Academy of Animal Arts, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  Web hosting and maintenance by C of C Solutions