Pet Tech

Pet Tech is a program designed for students who are interested in working with small domestic animals to learn basic care in preparation for a career in the pet care industry.

Pet Tech students learn basic care skills for animals, including pet grooming, washing and best practices for boarding animals. Students also learn about customer service, written and spoken communication, office and computer skills, phone etiquette, budgeting and money management, inventory and ordering, advertising, basic accounting and business math — all skills necessary to operate in a business and retail setting.

Pet Tech also builds skills in problem solving and organizing.

Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to diane.ogren@neric.org or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school