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Taxidermy Skills

at Vermilion Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 18
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Taxidermy/Taxidermist. A program that prepares individuals to reproduce life-like three-dimensional representations of living animals for permanent display using elements of the deceased specimen(s) as well as artificial materials, and to manage taxidermy services and businesses. Includes instruction in specimen grading and selection, caping and fleshing, preservation procedures, tanning, drying, measurements, form and armature construction, carpentry and woodworking, molding and casting, drawing, sculptural techniques, painting and finishing techniques, basic business operations, customer communications, and applicable laws and regulations.

Program Locations

  • Vermilion Community College 55731

Labor Market Information

  • Craft Artists

  • Median wage: $22.39/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Fine Artists

  • Median wage: $25.75/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Vermilion Community College
Vermilion Community College
1900 E. Camp St. Ely, MN 55731 Toll-Free: (800) 657-3608 Local: (218) 365-7200 TTY: (800) 627-3529