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A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Veterinary Technology

A.A.S. Degree (O)

The Veterinary Technology Associate Degree program provides students with the theoretical and technical skills essential for a wide-range of career options in animal health and management. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers as veterinary technicians and for positions in animal hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, research laboratories, animal health industry, zoological parks, and emergency/specialty clinics. The program focuses on the development of laboratory testing techniques, clinical assisting procedures, humane animal care and nursing skills, and hospital management practices. In addition to course work and laboratory experience, students are required to complete one supervised externship at a variety of animal care facilities. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.

CORE COURSES


CoursesCredits
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
SSC100First Year Seminar1
Select 2 course(s) from:
ECO111Macroeconomics3
ECO122Microeconomics3
HIS111U. S. History: Pre-Civil War3
PSY100Human Relations3
PSY121General Psychology3
PSY127Human Development3
PSY223Abnormal Psychology3
SOC111Sociology3
SOC213Ethical Issues in Health Care3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
VET101Intro to Veterinary Technology2
VET102Vet Anatomy & Physiology I3
VET110Vet Anatomy & Physiology II3
VET120Breeds And Behavior2
VET130Vet Clinical Pathology I3
VET140Pharmacology for Vet Techs3
VET205Small Animal Health & Disease2
VET210Vet Clinical Pathology II3
VET220Lab/Exotic Animal Care & Mgmt3
VET221Veterinary Nursing I3
VET222Veterinary Nursing II3
VET224Lg Animal/Equine Nurs/Hlth Mgt3
VET235Diagnostic Imaging3
VET250Vet Tech Internship5

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BIO100Medical Terminology3
SSC115Research Success Strategies1
BIO125Introductory Microbiology4
or
BIO250Principles of Microbiology4
BIO140General Biology4
or
BIO150Biology I4
CHM100Basic Chemistry3
or
CHM110General Chemistry4