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 Course Title:   Cooperative Education Experience

 Title Abbreviation:   CO-OP ED EXPERIENCE

 Department:    VETA

 Course #:    199

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    0

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Supervised work experience in the field. Includes a weekly seminar. Instructor permission required.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 165

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop work habits and attitudes conducive to a positive work environment. Understand the nature of work in career path.
  2. Transfer knowledge/skills from college classes to a work setting. Gain professionalism in chosen field.
  3. Discuss the history of animal training. Interpret normal canine, feline, equine, and avian behavior. Recognize signs of stress, fear, and pain in animals.
  4. Describe the importance of environmental enrichment for companion, farm, laboratory and zoo animals.
  5. Compare and contrast training methods for selected species. Describe how the principles of operant conditioning are used to modify animal behavior.
  6. Describe the stages of development for dogs, cats, and horses. Describe appropriate correction methods for selected species. Describe socialization methods for young animals.
  7. Describe and demonstrate crate-training methods for dogs. Describe elimination-training methods for dogs and cats.
  8. Describe common behavioral problems in selected species. Identify careers in the animal behavior field.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Work habits and attitude in a work environment. Nature of work in career path.
  2. Knowledge and skills in a work setting. Professionalism.
  3. History of animal training. Normal animal behaviors.
  4. Signs of stress, fear and pain. Environmental enrichment.
  5. Animal training methods. Stages of development.
  6. Socialization methods. Crate training and elimination training.
  7. Common behavioral problems. Animal behavior careers.