Students with goat in zoo technology class

Zoo Animal Technology

Certificate Program offered at Jefferson Community & Technical College and the Louisville Zoo.

  • The program is a partnership of JCTC and the Louisville Zoological Gardens.
  • The Zoo Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions at zoos and related occupations.
  • The curriculum gives students a background in writing, computer applications, communication skills, animal biology, conservation biology, applied mathematics and basic zoo operations.
  • The certificate program requires a minimum of 19 classroom hours as well as acceptance into and successful completion of a summer program (Applied Experiences in Zoo Technology) at the zoo's BOMA Village petting zoo.

Course requirements

  • BIO 112 Introduction to Biology   3
  • BIO 120 Population, Resources and Environment  3
  • BIO 122 Introduction to Conservation Biology  3
  • BIO 143 Zoology with laboratory   4
  • BIO 293 Applied Experiences in Zoo Technology  3-6
  • MT 110 Applied Mathematics   3
  • COM181 Basic Public Speaking   3

Total:  22-25

Zoo Animal Technology Gainful Employment Disclosure

  • Academic Year 2010-2011
  • Program Cost:
    • Tuition Rates
      • Resident Tuition:  $144 per credit hour
      • Contiguous Counties*:  $288 per credit hour
      • Non-Resident Tuition:  $504 per credit hour
      • (Credits Required 22-25)
    • Sample Semester Budget for Full-Time Student:
      • Books & Supplies $500
      • Room & Board $3,488
      • Personal Allowance $400
      • Transportation $1,025
  • Number of students completed:  2
  • Number of Students who completed within normal time-frame:   1
  • Job Placement Rate:   100%
  • Median Loan Debt of completers:  0
  • Links to O-Net:   Not available for this program

For more information, please contact Paul Florence at 502-213-5003

Academic Program Plans (APP)