Veterinary Technician AAS Degree

Effective 2015-2016 Catalog Year

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

Term 1 (Fall)

  • VT 101 Introduction to Veterinary Tech (3 credits)
  • VT 102 Veterinary Terminology (3 credits)
  • VT 103 Animal Hospital and Office Procedures (2 credits)
  • VT 117 Animal Anatomy and Physiology I (6 credits)

Total term credits: 14


Term 2 (Winter)

  • VT 108 Small Animal Nursing  (4)
  • VT 110 Parasitology and Pathology (4)
  • VT 114 Pharmaceutical Math (3)
  • VT 118 Animal Anatomy and Physiology II (5)

Total term credits: 16


Term 3 (Spring)

  • VT 111 Hematology and Urinalysis (5)
  • VT 112 Advanced Small Animal Nursing (4)
  • VT 113 Exotic and Lab Animal Medicine (3)
  • VT 116 Pharmacology (4)

Total term Credits: 16


Term 4 (Fall) 

  • VT 200 Radiation Safety (2)
  • VT 201 Anesthesiology and Surgery Techniques (4)
  • VT 203 Large Animal Nursing (4)
  • VT 208 Animal Nutrition (2)
  • VT 212 Veterinary Microbiology (4)

Total term credits: 16


Term 5 (Winter)

  • VT 202 Surgical Nursing and Dentistry (4)
  • VT 204 Diagnostic Imaging (3)
  • VT 206 Small Animal Diseases (4)
  • VT 209 Large Animal Diseases (3)

Total term credits: 14


Term 6 (Spring)

  • VT 280 Clinical Practicum I (6)
  • VT 281 Clinical Practicum II (4)
     (360 hours onsite externships at community veterinary practices)

Total term credits: 10


Total Program Credits:  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-$900
Supplies, such as scrubs, lab jacket, coveralls, farm boots, stethoscope, thermometer, bandage scissors, wrist watch, name badge, calculator, transportation costs
$200-$300

                    

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