Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.
The sequencing of courses in this program begins in the fall semester. Students entering in the spring or summer will likely take longer than two years to complete the program.
The Associate in Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology prepares students with skills in animal healthcare and management, clinical techniques, science, communication, critical thinking and decision making. The program combines theoretical-based classroom learning with hands-on laboratory and field experience through external partnerships and clinical experiences ensuring a strong foundation in veterinary technology with both small and large animals. Throughout the program students acquire the foundation of knowledge, attitude and behaviors that are necessary to function as a veterinary technician as well as providing for the accomplishment of the Essential Skills as required by the accrediting body, the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. Students who are successful in the program and who accomplish all of the required Essential Skills will be eligible to sit of the National Veterinary Technician Examination in order to acquire registration, certification or licensure.
Graduates of this program who complete all Essential Skills will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam. Graduates may find employment opportunities in veterinary hospitals, clinics, medical laboratories, and in various pet-related
industries including research facilities, farm animal medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, and animal health product marketing and sales.
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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students who successfully complete the Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology will be able to:
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