Course ID: 0274
Availability: Call 310-224-4200

Accelerate Your Future at SoCal ROC!

This course offers students the opportunity to refine skills necessary to work in the pet grooming industry.  Students will continue studies and practice performing animal grooming duties such as washing, brushing, clipping, and trimming coats, cutting nails, and cleaning ears. Students will learn advanced grooming techniques to meet AKC Standards.

Learn Valuable Industry Skills!

Students will learn to perform animal grooming duties such as washing and brushing animals. Students will have basic understanding of clipping coats, cutting nails, and cleaning ears. They will learn how to collect and record animal information such as weight, size, physical condition, treatments received.

Students will learn strategies in working with various breeds of cats and dogs, as well as animals with behavioral problems.

Students will learn safety concerns and the importance of proper sanitation, as well as recognizing signs of illness, injury, parasite-infestation.

Students will train in aspects of serving the public such as responding to questions from clients, providing information about animals (behavior, nutrition, health-concerns) and the facility, answering telephones and general customer service.

Professional Certification Opportunities!

Designations offered to students completing the Advanced Pet Health and Grooming course include

- A Certificate of Competency displaying advanced industry knowledge of pet grooming

Checkout Potential Career Options! 

Dog Groomer
Dog Grooming Business Owner
Veterinary Assistant

Thank you for your interest in enrolling in the SoCal ROC Advanced Pet Health and Grooming course.

In order to enroll in the program, students must:

High school 

  •  Must pass the Pet Health and Grooming class or have demonstrated similar experience
  •  Open to Grade Levels 9-12th


 Must pass the Pet Health and Grooming class or have demonstrated similar experience

 Purchase of apparel and materials. Please contact registration for full list.

Complete in 1 Semester: M/W from 7:00pm - 9:45pm

To access the most recent course schedule please call registration or click the link under Course Information. Please be advised schedule is subject to change and dependent on enrollment

Benefits of CTE

After completing courses in CTE,  you will have a clearer vision of your future career path and what the next steps will be. Career Technical Education allows high school students to see what options are out there and see first-hand what careers they enjoy and thrive in. Whether you decide to enter the workforce, pursue a trade or apprenticeship, or apply to college, CTE adds to the traditional high school experience and is designed to prepare you for the next stage in your life.

Earn High School Credit!

You can earn 5 elective credits

Ready To Enroll?!

Call our Career Guidance Specialist or register through your home school counseling offices and receive priority through pre-registration for classes that meet from 1:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 7:00 p.m.

In person

Address: 2300 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90501 U.S.

Phone: 310-224-4200