Wildlife Rehabilitation

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

These courses are provided to assist the student in preparation for entry level and intern positions in nature centers, wildlife centers, and animal sanctuaries. Also included is the training needed to apply for the Federal Migratory Bird Permit.

Wildlife Rehabilitation

This course is designed to assist the student in preparation for both entry-level and advanced-level intern positions in nature centers, wildlife centers, and animal sanctuaries. It is also designed to meet the requirement for specific training needed to apply for the NC State Wildlife (small mammal) Permit as well as designed to meet the requirement for specific training needed to apply for the Federal Migratory Bird Rehabilitation Permit.

Course topics will include advanced topics such as euthanasia, bandaging, splinting, wound management, physical therapy, and necropsy. Focus will also be on the care of orphaned and injured songbirds, water fowl, and raptors. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to provide advanced skill levels in wildlife rehabilitation, and be eligible for further hands-on training at a local wildlife sanctuary in order to earn the mandatory 100 hours as an application requirement for the federal license.

All classes after 1st week will be located at Possumwood Acres in Hubert.

Course Length: 120 hours