Veterinary Technician Program

Veterinary Technician Program at COCC

The Veterinary Technician Program currently accepts 24 students every two years. The next class will start in Fall 2018. 

The Veterinary Technician Program will have a pilot selective admissions process for Fall 2018 admission. The 2018 Admissions Handbook and admission criteria will be posted May 1, 2017.

The Veterinary Technician Program is an intensive, physically and academically challenging, full-time, 2 year program. The program includes clinical practicums designed to give students practical “hands-on” experience to build on the skills learned in the classroom.

A wide variety of skills are required to be a veterinary technician, such as computer literacy, good communication skills (oral and written), the ability to think quickly on your feet, math and science proficiency, and having the physical capacity for the job. Veterinary technicians will be on their feet for extended periods of time and perform physical tasks such as lifting as much as fifty pounds.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Veterinary Technician Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the National Veterinary Technician Examination (VTNE) to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

The COCC Veterinary Technician Program is accredited by the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities as a program for educating veterinary technicians.

Questions About the Program

Please contact the Veterinary Technician program director,
Beth Palmer, CVT   
(541) 318-3724


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