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2017-2018 TAACO Schedule

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

Course Date

Course Title

Hours

Cost

November 2017

01

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

03

TFA GRADUATION

06-09

Remote Training Class - City of Terrell Police & Animal Control
DSHS Basic ACO Cert Training 16 hrs (Nov 6-7)
Certified Euthanasia Technician RECERT 8 hrs (Nov 8)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Initial 12 hrs (Nov 8-9)
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06-10

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

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

13-15

Remote Training Class - City of Leon Valley
Chemical Capture & Restraint Course 8 hrs (Nov 13)
Advanced ACO Certification 16 hrs (Nov 14-15)
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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

$150

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

12 CE

$250

20-21

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

21

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

22-24

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

27-29

Remote Training Class - City of Plainview
Mental Health Training 8 hrs (Nov 27)
Officer Safety & Survival Bite Stick & OC Pepper Spray Familiarization 8 hrs (Nov 28)
Parasitology Course 4 hrs AM (Nov 29)
Dangerous-Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation Course 4 hrs PM (Nov 29)
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28-29

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

28-29

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

16 CE

$250

30

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

30-DEC 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

30-DEC 01

Remote Training Class - Schertz Animal Services
Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigations Course 12 CE hrs (Nov 30-Dec 1)
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December 2017

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

01

Compassion Fatigue (CFAT)

8 CE

$150

04

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

05

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

8 CE

$150

06

Combo Course for Peace Officers (SPO)

8 CE

$150

06

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

07

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

08

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

11

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

12

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

13-14

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

16 CE

$250

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

$150

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

12 CE

$250

25-30

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

January 2018

01

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

03

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

04

04-05

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

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

12 CE

$250

15

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY TFA SESSION

16-17

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

16-19

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

28

$400

18

18-19

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

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

12 CE

$250

23

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

24

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

8 CE

$150

25-26

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

30

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

31

Compassion Fatigue (CFAT)

8 CE

$150

February 2018

01

01-02

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

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

12 CE

$250

04

TFA ORIENTATION 2:00-4:00 PM

05

TFA BEGINS 8:30 AM

13-14

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

13-16

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

28

$400

15

15-16

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

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

12 CE

$250

20-21

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

16 CE

$250

22-23

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

26

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$100

March 2018

01

TFA GRADUATION

05-09

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

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

13-14

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

15

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

16

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

8 CE

$150

20-21

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

20-23

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

28

$400

22

22-23

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$175

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

12 CE

$250

26

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

27

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

28

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

29-30

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

April 2018

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

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

24-25

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

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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