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Associate of Science in Marine Mammal Behavior, Care, and Training
January 1, 2014

by The College of Marine Mammal Professions

The College of Marine Mammal Professions licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 4766 is now offering an Associate of Science in Marine Mammal Behavior, Care and Training (MMBCT). Students attending this program will acquire the practical knowledge and skills to successfully assess marine mammal behavior, adeptly provide appropriate husbandry care and apply positive training techniques for the well-being and enrichment of marine mammals in human care. Additionally, graduates of this program will learn a variety of presentation techniques to assist them in educating a wide range of audiences. Students learn to give presentations that are entertaining, informative, flexible and which motivate audiences to participate in positive conservation practices. Not only will students participate directly in the care and training of the resident marine mammals, they also gain experience conducting live animal presentations as well as interactive animal programs with the public. Students will also gain important critical thinking and communication skills that prepare them to participate in a work environment as a cooperative, supportive, positive team player. Graduates will be prepared to seek positions as experienced marine mammal trainers at facilities that house/display cetaceans and/or pinnipeds, although skills may easily be transferred to other marine or terrestrial species.

Program length 2 September 2014 through 8 May 2015 = 36 weeks. This program is a very demanding immersion program. Students engage in classroom and lab work for a minimum of 60 hours a week, including days, evenings and weekends, until the conclusion of the program. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to work in almost any situation related to dolphin/sea lion husbandry care, training and education.

Note: We have extended the deadline for applying for the 2014-15 term to December 31, 2013.

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