2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Feb 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Service Dog Certificate

The Service Dog Program offers advanced canine handling skills needed for service dogs.  It provides basic canine health care and focus on public interactions and laws for service dogs. It includes specific service task training so dogs are able to fulfill service responsibilities and specialized tasks for the handler or designated recipient. It includes extensive public access skills so dogs are able to handle the stress of public environments while still performing needed tasks. Students pursuing the Service Dog Certificate are expected to work with one designated canine throughout the program.  American with Disabilities Act states that only a person with a recognized medical disability may have a Service Dog.

Credit Hours Required: 24


Service Dog Certificate Suggested Course Sequence  

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Service Dog Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Apply positive canine training and handling skills in diverse environments. (AGC 190, AGC 192, AGC 195, AGC 215, AGC 225)
  2. Interpret canine behavior and psychology to apply to training and handling. (AGC 190, AGC 192, AGC 195, AGC 215, AGC 225)
  3. Exhibit the training of Service Dog tasks in classroom and public environments. (AGC 215, AGC 225)
  4. Describe issues of handling a service dog to the general public. (AGC 194, AGC 195, AGC 197, AGC 215, AGC 225)
  5. Adhere to Service Dog requirements, laws and ADI Standards. (AGC 194, AGC 197, AGC 195, AGC 215, AGC 225)
  6. Identify health-related needs of canines. (AGC 193, AGC 194, AGC 215, AGC 225)
  7. Explain Service Dog boarding requirements. (AGC 194, AGC 215, AGC 225)
  8. Prepare Service Dog legal documents. (AGC 194, AGC 197, AGC 215, AGC 225)