Academy offers a two course program.
Groomer program requires:
500 - 550 hours for day course
and is spread over 14 to 16 weeks.
400 - 450 hours for evening course
and is spread over 26 to 28 weeks.
hours for day course and is spread over
214 hours for evening course and
is spread over 16 weeks
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm daily
Evening Hours: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday, and two (2) Saturdays per month.
The business office is open from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Our curriculum builds from class theory to basic
animal care. This will provide students with a solid
foundation of proper animal care prior to working
with our pet clientele. Next, students are given
hands on instruction on bathing and brushing techniques.
Once these techniques are mastered, students are
taught to professionally style dog breeds and cats
with instruction given by the instructor. Our hands
on teaching methods simulate actual working conditions.
grooming techniques will give students the confidence
and knowledge to work in a professional environment.
The Academy offers a two course program- Professional
Groomer and Groomer's Assistant Programs. Each graduate
who has demonstrated proficiency and met the State
requirements will be awarded a Diploma or Certificate
of Achievement. While the emphasis in these programs
is on dogs, there are optional cat grooming courses.
In addition to our set curriculum, the Academy offers
a series of advanced workshops throughout the year.
Seminars will be held on Blade and Clipper Maintenance,
Shampoo and Conditioners, Nutrition, and Animal Behavior.
A course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for animals
is given during the course. At completion, you will
be certified by a licensed veterinarian. (C.P.R.)
Placement is not available
on CPR course.
Academy maintains a current listing of career
opportunities. The Academy will counsel students
and aid them in job placement. The Academy cannot
and does not guarantee employment to its students.
However, the Academy is proud to say, we have
had 94% placement of students upon graduation
Our school is approved by the Illinois State
Board of Education. State Government
funding available if qualified.
for Veterans Education Benefits by the Illinois
State Approving Agency.