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

Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
Select 2 course(s) from:
ECO 111 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 122 Microeconomics 3
HIS 111 U. S. History: Pre-Civil War 3
PSY 100 Human Relations 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
PSY 127 Human Development 3
PSY 223 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 111 Sociology 3
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
VET 101 Intro to Veterinary Technology 2
VET 102 Veterinary Anatomy 3
VET 110 Veterinary Physiology 3
VET 120 Breeds And Behavior 2
VET 140 Pharmacology for Vet Techs 3
VET 145 Exotic Animal Care and Mgmt 1
VET 205 Small Animal Health & Disease 3
VET 210 Veterinary Clinical Pathology 3
VET 221 Veterinary Nursing I 3
VET 222 Veterinary Nursing II 3
VET 224 Lg Animal/Equine Nurs/Hlth Mgt 4
VET 230 Research Animal Technology 3
VET 235 Diagnostic Imaging 3
VET 250 Vet Tech Internship 5

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
MLT 130 Hematology for the Vet Tech 4
BIO 125 Introductory Microbiology 4
or
BIO 250 Principles of Microbiology 4
BIO 150 Biology I 4
or
BIO 140 General Biology 4
CHM 110 General Chemistry 4
or
CHM 100 Basic Chemistry 3