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How QC's
Online Courses Work

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Learning Online

Learning online can be just as effective as learning in a classroom.

QC has been delivering online courses for over 30 years. You'll benefit from this experience!

The key to successful online training is to provide you with tons of hands-on experience throughout your course. Combine that with detailed individualized feedback from your tutor and you're guaranteed to receive a well-rounded educational experience.

Wondering exactly how your education will unfold? Here's a detailed overview of how your course, assignments, grades, and graduation will work.

Starting the Course

After you enroll online, you'll receive login instructions for your Online Student Center within one business day. Follow the instructions to start your journey!

Your Online Student Center will contain all your course materials, including interactive lessons and assignments. This is also where you'll review your tutor's audio feedback.

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Your Assignments

Throughout the course, you'll complete a variety of theoretical and practical assignments that are designed to test your understanding and develop your skills.

Theory-Based Assignments

Working with pets requires a high level of theoretical knowledge of a wide range of topics. You have to become an expert in learning theory, stages of development, dog breed characteristics, training methods, and much more.

Through a series of quizzes, short answer assignments and case studies, your knowledge of theory will be put to the test. As you work through your online course, the first few units will focus heavily on theory-based assignments. Your knowledge and skills will improve during this time, and you'll gradually notice a shift toward more and more practical assignments in the later units of the course.

Practical Assignments

Once you're familiar with fundamentals, you need to practice your skills on actual dogs. Luckily, you can use your own dog(s) to practice methods and skills.

At the start of your course, your practical assignments will focus on interpreting behaviors exhibited by dogs in your household and environment. As you progress through your training, your practical assignments will evolve. You'll take videos of you working with dogs so that your tutor can evaluate your work!

Receiving Feedback From Your Tutor

You'll receive advice and detailed feedback from your tutor after every unit you complete.

Your tutor truly cares about your success and will encourage you to submit your very best work. After each unit, you'll receive an audio file where your tutor explains what you did well, and where you should focus to improve your skills even further. See how your skills and confidence improve as you work your way through the course!

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Your Graduation

Once you've completed your course and your tuition has been paid in full, you'll be all set to graduate. Your professional certificate will be sent straight to your home!

Please keep in touch. We'd love to hear how you're doing!