Frequently Asked Questions
Does the APC offer any financial aid options?
The Academy of Pet Careers has many financial aid options available to our students. Our students are eligible for free tuition through certain government grant programs (does not include FASFA loans) as well as payment plans and scholarships through the APC. Check out our financial aid page or call our admissions director to fill out a financial aid application today.
Are there housing options for out of town students?
We offer both on and off-campus housing. The Academy of Pet Careers has a limited number of dorms on campus as well as an off-campus house for those with reliable transportation. These options fill up quickly so check with our admissions office for available dates today!
Can I work and attend school at the same time?
We offer both part-time and full-time options. You may attend as little as one day per week. Classes are held Tuesdays through Saturdays. Some restrictions may apply to part-time students depending on what day of the week they will attend. Contact our admissions director for more details.
When does school start?
We are open enrollment! You may begin class at any time throughout the year as long as our class capacity allows. We offer small class sizes to ensure a smaller student to teacher ratio. Check with our admissions office to see if your dates are available!
Do I need to provide my own dogs?
Our training school requires you to have 1-2 dogs to attend class. These dogs will be your demo dogs when you graduate and begin work as a trainer. If you need dogs or think your dog won’t meet the requirements, we can help you pick out the right ones.
The APC provides all dogs needed to go through the grooming school, but some students may choose to bring their own to practice specific breed trims.
What kind of equipment will I need to attend school?
Equipment must be purchased through The Academy of Pet Careers. We have designed our equipment packages around each specific course and have provided you with all the basic equipment needed to begin your career as a professional dog trainer or groomer. Equipment packages are given out on the first day of school. Additional equipment not included in these packages can be purchased at the APC as well.