A Passion for Pets...and more

Discover dozens of new courses and classes this fall, including our Pet Education Training.

A Sampling of New Courses

Pet Education Training Courses

Pet Education Certificate
Discover the resources that can help you begin a career working with animals, including pet sitting, kennel work, daycare, training, working for a veterinarian and other animal-related fields.

P.E.T.S. Basics of Grooming School
Prepare for a career in the grooming business with this introductory course.

Pet CPR and First Aid
This class will provide critical knowledge that could help save a pet’s life.

Starting a Pet Business
Thinking of starting a pet-centered business? Save time and money by knowing how to do it right the first time.

Tools and Techniques for the Professional
Get the knowledge, training and tools you need to stay safe when entering a home with pets.

Veterinary Assistant
An online course offered through the college’s ed2go partnership covers every aspect of veterinary assisting.

Details & Schedules of Pet Courses

Instructor Bio: Mary Lynn Gagnon

Mary Lynn GagnonDon and Mary Lynn Gagnon are the owners of Pet Estates and Merry Lynn Kennels, a Rensselaer County-based facility that offers quality pet care, boarding and grooming services.

In addition to running her own thriving business, Mary Lynn has been developing and teaching a series of online courses through the college for the past seven years. Her Pet Educational Training Services (P.E.T.S.) courses are aimed at those looking to start a career working with animals, and also cover areas like Pet CPR and techniques for professionals to safely enter a home with a pet.

Mary Lynn worked in the health care profession as a registered nurse for 20 years before branching out into her own business. Don is a retired police officer with 20 years of experience.