Entrepreneurship Courses




START A PET SITTING BUSINESS

If you're an animal lover, find out how you can start your own pet sitting business to translate your passion into a profitable career!

In this course, you'll master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business. You'll begin with pet care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and identification of common diseases. You'll learn the basics of first aid and find out how to administer pills, liquid medications, and injections to an uncooperative cat or dog. Next, you'll discover how to handle home visits and impress your potential clients. You'll also explore sticky situations that can arise, such as lost pets, pets that die unexpectedly, and pets that need immediate veterinary care. In addition, you'll delve into finances and explore start-up costs, accounting, fee-setting, business plans, and low-cost marketing. You'll find out how to obtain required insurance, hire employees as your business expands, and entice financial institutions to loan you money. To complete the picture, you'll identify many opportunities for expanding your pet sitting services. Is a dog-walking service right for you? Can you train puppies? Do you want to look after other animals, including horses?  By the end of this course, you'll have all the knowledge you need to become a professional pet sitter. In addition, you'll see how your pet sitting business can grow to continually challenge and satisfy you.

REQUIREMENTS:


Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) offers eight-week online courses that provide education and training in a variety of occupational areas! The courses are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field who work to provide you with an effective web-based learning experience. Prior to your course start date, you will receive a reminder e-mail that includes instructions on how to access the classroom website. Courses are hosted on ed2go's learning management system (LMS). Each program includes a set of lessons/modules and evaluations.

Accessing your course classroom:

  1. Please visit www.ed2go.com/ftcc.
  2. Double-check your receipt to make sure that you choose the correct course title and date!
  3. Once the home page pulls up, please type the course name into the “Search Catalog” bar at the top of the screen and press enter.
  4. When the course description pulls up, please click the red “Add to Cart” button.
  5. Choose your course date from the listing of dates in the "Session Date" drop down menu, and select the “Continue to Checkout” button.
  6. On the next page, if you are a returning student, please enter your e-mail address and password in the appropriate fields. At that point, continue through the steps until you reach the "Checkout" page.
  7. If you have never taken an Ed2Go course before, please create a username and password by clicking the link for new students. After creating your username and password, continue through the steps until you reach the "Checkout" page.
  8. Please click the "Checkout" button.
  9. After clicking the "Checkout" button, you will be taken to a page where you will read through the registration and payment information.
  10. If you have already registered and paid your registration fee on the Learn FTCC website, you will not need to make a payment for your course. At that time, please click on the "Enter My Classroom" button.
  11. If you have not registered and paid your registration fee on the Learn FTCC website, you will be directed to the Learn FTCC website to register and pay your registration fee. Afterwards, please click on the "Enter My Classroom" button.
  12. On the next page, please click the "Orientation" button on the next page and complete it.
  13. Write down your username and password in a safe location!
  14. On the start date of your course, you will return to the www.ed2go.com/ftcc home page, and click on the “Classroom” link to access your course or courses.


PRE-REQUISITES:

INSTRUCTOR: Ed2Go

Start Date
Price
Select Class
June 14, 2017 $70.00
July 12, 2017 $70.00
August 16, 2017 $70.00


Refund & Enrollment Policy

 

Refund Policy

The refund policy for Fayetteville Technical Community College's Continuing Education Division was established by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, Raleigh on October 15, 1993. The full refund policy is listed in the NC Administrative Code 23NCAC.2D.0203 (d) Brief Statement of Policy:

  1. A pre-registered extension student who officially withdraws from an extension class(es) prior to the first meeting of the class (should be 24 hours prior) will be eligible for a 100-percent refund by completing an official request form.
  2. The refund will be 75 percent if requested prior to the 10-percent date of the class(es) meeting.
  3. No refunds will be given after 10-percent of class meetings.


Enrollment Policy

Registration can be achieved through the Learn FTCC website. When you submit your completed registration, you will receive an e-mailed receipt.

Deadline for registration is 12:00 Noon (EST) the Tuesday before the course begins on Wednesday.

*Please Note*

  1. To be officially enrolled in a course, students MUST log on and complete Quiz 1 by the first Friday of a course.
  2. To receive a passing grade for the course, students MUST complete 9 out of 12 quizzes and pass the final exam with a grade of a 70 or better. Failure to meet both requirements will result in a grade of "U" or unsatisfactory.

 

Computer Requirements

Internet access
Email
One of the following browsers: 

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above) 

Google Chrome

Safari

Microsoft Word
Adobe PDF  plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)