Help pet owners proudly show off their furry friends by keeping their pets groomed and healthy! The Pet Grooming Certificate program
will teach you skills and techniques to professionally groom and maintain the appearance of pets, especially dogs and cats. Learn applicable skills through hands-on training in Kirkwood's own grooming lab, where you will work directly with pets brought in from clients in the community. This program covers: safe pet handling; bathing, drying, brushing, and combing; grooming safety, sanitation, rules and regulations; foundational grooming skills; and basic pet styling for a majority of dog breeds found in the Midwest. This course is designed for those looking to enter the grooming industry or start their own grooming business after completion. Tuition assistance may fund up to 100 percent of your registration cost for this program. Call 319-398-1022 for details.