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2018 TAACO Schedule

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All Classes Start at 8:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

Course Date

Course Title

Hours

Cost

April 2018

03-05

Remote Training Class - Universal City Animal Control
ACO Supervisor Course 8 hrs (Apr 3)
Basic Shelter Tech 8 hrs (Apr 4)
Shelter Management Course 8 hrs (Apr 5)
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03

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

04

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

05

05-06

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

08

TFA ORIENTATION 2:00-4:00 PM

09-13

Remote Training Class - Humane Society of New Braunfels Area
Basic Animal Care Tech Course 36 hrs (Apr 09-13)
Certified Euthanasia Tech RECERT 8 hrs (Apr 12)
Certified Euthanasia Tech Initial 12 hrs (Apr 12-13)
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09

TFA BEGINS 8:30 AM

17-18

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

17-20

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

19

19-20

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

24-26

Remote Training Class - City of Mission Health Department
Dangerous-Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation 4 hrs (Apr 24)
Bite Stick/Pepper Spray 4 hrs (Apr 24)
Certified Euthanasia Tech RECERT 8 hrs (Apr 25)
Certified Euthanasia Tech Initial 12 hrs (Apr 25)
Basic Animal Cruelty Investigation 8 hrs (Apr 26)
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24-27

Remote Training Class - City of Allen Animal Services
Basic ACO Certification Course 16 hrs (Apr 24-25)
Certified Euthanasia Tech RECERT 8 hrs & Initial 12 hrs (Apr 26)
Chemical Capture & Restraint Course 8 hrs (Apr 27)
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24-25

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

16 CE

$250

26

Compassion Fatigue (CFAT)

8 CE

$150

27

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

30

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$100

May 2018

01-02

Remote Training Class - Galveston County Health District
Basic Shelter Tech Course 8 hrs (May 1)
Basic Animal Cruelty Investigations 8 hrs (May 2)
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02

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

04

TFA GRADUATION

07-08

Remote Training Class - City of Abilene Animal Services
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Recert 8 hrs (May 7)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Initial 12 hrs (May 7-8)
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08

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

09-10

Remote Training Class - Rescue The Animals SPCA (Abilene)
Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigations 12 CE hrs (May 9-10)
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09-10

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

14-25

Abbreviated TAACO Full Academy (ATFA) (Open to the public)

80
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$1,650
$2,000
$2,350

15-16

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

15-18

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

17

17-18

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

22-25

Remote Training Class - White Settlement Animal Services
Basic Shelter Tech 8 hrs (May 22)
Zoonotic Diseases 16 hrs (May 23-24)
Basic Animal Cruelty Investigations 8 hrs (May 25)
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22

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

23

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

24

Compassion Fatigue (CFAT)

8 CE

$150

25

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

28

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

29-30

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

16 CE

$250

31-JUN 01

Administrative ACO Certification Course (ADMIN) (Level 3 of 3)
(This is the third level in certification for ACOs) Must register at least two weeks in advance of start date of class as there is a pre-class assignment that will be sent to the students

12 CE

$250

June 2018

04-05

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

05

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

06

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

07

07-08

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

11-15

Basic Animal Care Tech Course (BACT) (Open to the public)

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

19-20

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

19-22

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

21

21-22

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

July 2018

04

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

05

05-06

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

08

TFA ORIENTATION 2:00-4:00 PM

09

TFA BEGINS 8:30 AM

17-18

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

17-20

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

19

19-20

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

23

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

24-25

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

16 CE

$250

26

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

27

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

30

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$100

August 2018

03

TFA GRADUATION

06-10

Basic Animal Care Tech Course (BACT) (Open to the public)

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

07

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

08

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

09

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

14-15

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

14-17

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

16

16-17

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

13-24

Abbreviated TAACO Full Academy (ATFA) (Open to the public)

80
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$1,650
$2,000
$2,350

21-22

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

23

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

23-24

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

27

Special Peace Officer Combo (SPO)

8 CE

$150

28-29

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

16 CE

$250

30-31

Administrative ACO Certification Course (ADMIN) (Level 3 of 3)
(This is the third level in certification for ACOs) Must register at least two weeks in advance of start date of class as there is a pre-class assignment that will be sent to the students

12 CE

$250

All classes require a minimum of 15 students to make. Registration deadline is 10 days prior to the start date of the class. No refunds after 21 days prior to the start date of the class. Student will be rescheduled for the next available course.

A minimum of $500 deposit is required at the time of registration for the TAACO FULL ACADEMY. The remainder of the tuition is due upon the start date of the class. All in-service course fees must accompany the registration forms. Registration may be made through the website.


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