Animal Welfare Administration

Diploma Program - 100% Online

Animal Welfare Administration

Love animals? Well, Animal Welfare Administration may offer the perfect career choice. Animal Welfare Administration is essential for the well-being of pets everywhere and caring for animals when owners or former owners cannot. Animal Welfare Administration involves:

  • Learning how animals cope with the conditions of their environment.
  • Gauging animal welfare, identifying potential risks to animals and mitigating those risks.
  • Fully understanding the essentials of animal care such as health & nutrition, animal ethics & law and pet behavior characteristics.
  • Providing customer service to pet owners through outstanding shelter management and client communications.
  • Improving the lives of the animals under your care.

Animal Welfare Administration is a robust and rapidly growing industry. According to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners are expected to spend over $143 billion on their pets this year.1

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Animal Caretakers is projected to grow 29% in Ohio from 2020 to 2030.2

Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Program Length: 9 months
  • Credits: 61

Career Options

  • Animal Shelters
  • Veterinary Offices
  • Doggie Daycare & Boarding Providers
  • Animal Training Centers
  • Self-Employed Home Animal Care

A.A.S. Degree

After you complete the Animal Welfare Administration Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Animal Welfare Business Administration Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 16 months total to get an Associate Degree.


What You Will Learn

  • While there are multiple avenues to enter Animal Welfare Administration, one of the best ways to stand out in the field is through related education and course work. Our Animal Welfare Administration program can be completed in as little as 9 months.
  • The nature and process of animal shelter medicine, infectious disease, animal anatomy and physiology.
  • Coping techniques to improve and control animal behavior and animal enrichment.
  • Common veterinary terminology and procedure.
  • Proper facility management, volunteer management and customer service.


The Stautzenberger College Difference

Stautzenberger College is a career-focused college that provides students with hands-on training and real-world experience in their chosen fields. Stautzenberger College stands out for its commitment to providing students with practical education that prepares them for success in the workforce.

  • Programs: Stautzenberger College offers a wide variety of programs in healthcare, business, technology, and skilled trades. These programs are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers.
  • Small Class Sizes: With small class sizes, students get personalized attention from instructors, which helps them better understand the material and apply it to real-world situations.
  • Multiple Schedule Options: Offering on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Experienced Faculty: Stautzenberger College instructors are experienced professionals in their respective fields, providing students with real-world insights and connections.
  • Hands-on Training: Stautzenberger College provides hands-on training in labs and clinical settings, allowing students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations.
  • Career Services: Stautzenberger College has a dedicated career services team that provides students with job placement assistance, resume writing help, and interview preparation.
  • Accreditation: Stautzenberger College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), ensuring that its programs meet high standards of quality and that its graduates are well-prepared for their careers.

Why Choose Stautzenberger

  • On-Campus & Online Options
  • 20+ Career-Focused Programs
  • Hands-On & Real World Training
  • Inclusive Small Class Sizes
  • Caring Instructors
  • Student-Centered Experience
  • Tutoring & Personalized Support
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Externship Opportunities
  • Career Placement Assistance

"My education made it possible to get a position at the zoo (Toledo Zoo) and to be able to continue my education further. I’m working on my BS-Wildlife Conservation through another school which wouldn’t have been possible without Stautzenberger."

Chelsea Marshall

2022 Graduate, Animal Welfare Administration