Grooming Assistant | Warren County Community College

Grooming Assistant

This 60-hour Grooming Assistant program prepares the student to enter the steadily growing field of Pet Grooming.  Grooming assistants are a welcome position in grooming shops, veterinary offices, kennels and pet shops.  The student will learn the skills that are essential to grooming based on the standards set by the American Kennel Club, with the exception of finish work such as scissoring and clipping.

Course Content Includes:

  • Bathing Techniques
  • Brushing/Combing Techniques
  • Drying/High Speed Drying Techniques
  • De-matting
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Teeth Brushing
  • Nail Clipping/Grinding
  • Paw Pad Care
  • Groomer/Pet Safety
  • Pet Anatomy
  • Grooming Products/Shampoos and their uses
  • Grooming Tools/Proper Use & Maintenance
  • Dog Breed & Coat Types
  • Skin Care and Common Skin Problems
  • Pet CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Online certificate for Basic Nutrition 101 and Weight Management Certification through Purina Pro

Pre-req: 18 years and older, HS diploma/GED and genuine love of animals. Proof of Health Insurance.

This course may include field trips and includes a 20-hour externship at a local grooming business.

Funding may be available for those that are eligible:

  • Youth Grant 18 – 24 yrs. of age; Contact Samantha Polanco (908) 329-9154
  • One Stop Career Center; Madeleine Laczhazy (908) 329-9153


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To register or for more information, please call 908-689-7613


Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)