Grooming Assistant | Warren County Community College

Grooming Assistant

Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Dates: September 8 – November 3, 2022

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Times: 6 pm – 9 pm

Location: Phillipsburg Education Center

This 48-hour Grooming Assistant program prepares the student to enter the steadily growing field of Pet Grooming.  Grooming assistants are welcome 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 finishing work such as scissoring and clipping.

Course Content Includes:

  • Pre Bathing Routine~ The 5 Basics
  • 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
  • Business Basics
  • Online certificate for Basic Nutrition 101 and Weight Management Certification through Purina Pro


Pre-req – 18 years and older, HS diploma/GED (students completing their senior year of HS are welcome), genuine love of animals, and proof of health insurance. Students are to purchase the “basic tool kit”. See attached.

To complete at-home assignments potential students should own a dog or have access to a dog through friends or family.


  • Funding may be available for those that are eligible:
  • For funding referral, please contact Eve Azar at 908-835-2432.
  • Contact Dianne Czar for upcoming class dates.

Do you have questions? Call us at 908-689-7613.


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