Animal Care Aide

Thank you for your interest in a VIU Trades Program. Students are required to complete a self-assessment for VIU Trades programs at this time. Please contact the Registration Centre at or 250.753.3245 to discuss your candidacy for your program of interest.

Offered in Nanaimo or Cowichan (depending on demand)

View the Animal Care Aide program outline.

Subject areas covered in the assessment

Area of Study

Minimum Score



Reading Comprehension


30 questions – multiple choice

40 minutes



30 questions – multiple choice. Identify correct usage in sentences (pronouns, verbs, transition words), spelling, capitalization and punctuation.

30 minutes



30 questions on operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent and word problems.

60 minutes

Approximate time: 2 1/2 Hours - A calculator is permitted. A dictionary is not permitted.

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