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The CCS program runs a limited number of times annually. Each core classroom program will run either twice a week for three hours each day or one day a week for six hours for 10-12 weeks. The optional hands-on training component is available to all accepted students (until full) and runs concurrently with the core classroom program. The program is academically rigorous, fast-paced, and our expectations for excellence are significant. Enrollees will be expected not only to attend scheduled classes, but also spend time outside of class studying, practicing handling and training techniques learned in class, observing classes, and otherwise committing him or herself to completing the program successfully. Class space is limited.
All applicants must submit an application via the link below to be considered. Applications are considered in the order in which they are received.
When reviewing applications, the NWSCS is screening applicants for maturity, communication skills, willingness to learn, understanding of the current professional canine landscape, and graduate potential. The NWSCS has a very high rate of professional success among graduates and our admissions process is key in maintaining this integrity.
Particularly strong applicants will be invited to register without an interview or follow-up questions. Other applicants may be asked to answer follow-up questions via email or meet for a one-on-one interview. Others still may be denied admission at the time of application. MORE INFO
IF ACCEPTED: Full tuition is due at the time a student is notified of acceptance. Classes may fill without notice. Failure to pay tuition in a timely manner may result in loss of a spot in class. Applications will not carry over to subsequent sessions; if a student is not able to attend the original class for which he or she is accepted the application is forfeited and a new application must be submitted for future sessions.
OUT OF TOWN STUDENTS: the school is located in one of Seattle’s most walkable neighborhoods, Capitol Hill. For more information, please see our location page.
NOTICE: Please do not submit an application if you are not currently financially prepared to enter the session for which you are applying. Doing so slows the application review and interview process for qualified and financially prepared students. Payment may be made by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB. Thank You. The NWSCS is also eligible for L&I and VRC benefits. See the Policy & Loan page for more information.
March 18 -
10am - 5pm
June 3 @ 10am
February 17, 2017
March 15 -
5:30pm - 9pm
FULL Mon 6:30pm
June 3 @ 10am
February 17, 2017
September 11 -
5:30pm - 9pm
OR Sun 12:00pm
OR Sun 2:15pm
December 4 @ 5:30pm
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1. Participants must have at least 1 year of college level education in any discipline. Exceptions to this requirement may be made if the applicant displays exceptional strengths.
2. Participants must be in attendance for all scheduled classes unless special arrangements are made. Lecture classes are held twice a week according to the posted schedule. Students are highly encouraged to attend learning opportunities presented during the program which held outside of these scheduled class times including on and off-site activities. Some class components will be fulfilled through these activities.
3. Participants are required to make full payment before the program begins in order to secure a spot.
4. Participants are required to read all suggested materials before the beginning of class. A list will be provided upon receipt of paid tuition.
Class space is limited. If the minimum number of students is not met 60 days prior to the beginning of the session it may be pulled from the schedule. If a session fills a second session may be added or a wait list may be available.
Those participating in the hands-on optional component of the program are solely responsible for bringing a dog to each hands-on class. Aggressive or disruptive behavior will not be permitted.
Successful completion of the program will be determined by various measures including a written exam. A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the program if all requirements are met. Please note that because of the rigor of the program, not every application will be accepted and not every interview will result in an offer of admission. Approximately 80% of test takers pass on their first attempt. For those students who do not pass on their first try, a retake exam is offered two weeks after the initial exam date at a cost of $300.
ally prepared to enter the session for which you are applying. Doing so slows the application review and interview process for qualified and financially prepared students. Payment may be made by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB. Thank You. The NWSCS is also eligible for L&I and VRC benefits.
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