Veterinary Technician AAS Degree

Effective 2014-2015 Catalog Year

All coursework must be completed with a 75% ("C") or higher. Program courses must be taken in sequence.

Term 1 (Fall, 2014)

  • VT 101 Introduction to Veterinary Tech (4 credits)
  • VT 102 Veterinary Terminology (3 credits)
  • VT 103 Animal Hospital and Office Procedures (4 credits)
  • VT 117 Animal Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)

Total term credits: 15


Term 2 (Winter, 2015)

  • VT 108 Animal Nursing I (4)
  • VT 110 Clinical Pathology I (4)
  • VT 114 Pharmacology I (3)
  • VT 118 Animal Anatomy and Physiology II (4)

Total term credits: 15


Term 3 (Spring, 2015)

  • VT 111 Clinical Pathology II (4)
  • VT 112 Animal Nursing II (4)
  • VT 113 Exotic and Lab Animal Medicine (4)
  • VT 116 Pharmacology II (3)

Total term Credits: 15


Term 4 (Fall, 2015) 

  • VT 201 Anesthesiology and Surgery Techniques (4)
  • VT 203 Animal Nursing III (4)
  • VT 206 Animal Diseases (4)
  • VT 212 Clinical Pathology III (4)

Total term credits: 16


Term 5 (Winter, 2016)

  • VT 202 Veterinary Special Procedures(4)
  • VT 204 Veterinary Radiology (4)
  • VT 211 Animal Nursing IV (4)

Total term credits: 12


Term 6 (Spring, 2016)

  • VT 280 Clinical/practicums - 10 credits: 300 hours of preceptorships at community veterinary practices.

Total term credits: 10


Total Program Credits: 83 + 22 credits program pre-requisites = 105 credits


Extra Program Costs

Criminal History Check, Drug Screening, Immunization Verification$110
Student Lab fee per term$300
In some cases, immunization cost for Tetanus and Rabies$100-$786
Scrubs X 2$75
Lab jacket x 1$35
Coveralls$35
Farm Boots, rubber$25
Stethoscope$20
Thermometer$8
Bandage Scissors$6
Watch with second hand, water resistant$25
Name Badge$6
Calculator$7
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