Veterinary Technician Assistant
Program Description: The veterinary technician assistant certificate program provides educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for an entry-level veterinary assisting position. Graduates are able to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in providing quality animal healthcare including obtaining and recording patient information, preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery; collecting samples and performing certain laboratory procedures; dressing wounds; assisting in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures; exposing and developing diagnostic radiographs; communicating with animal owners; and feeding and caring for animals.
Length of Program: Three (3) Semesters
Cost of Program: Click Here.
Entrance Dates: This program was terminated at the End of Spring 2014.
Entrance Requirements: No students are currently being admitted to this program.
Age: 18 years of age or older
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Advisor: No advisor is currently assigned to this program.
Additional Requirements: Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Toxicology. Rabies Vaccination is strongly encouraged.
Program Final Exit Point: Veterinary Technician Assistant, Technical Certificate of Credit.
Credits Required for Graduation: 28 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
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|1. Basic Skills Courses (3 hours)|
|2. Occupational Courses (25 hours)|
|BIOL||1111L||Biology Lab I||1|
|CHEM||1151||Survey of Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM||1151L||Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab||1|
|VETT||1000||Veterinary Medical Terminology||2|
|VETT||1010||Introduction to Veterinary Technology||1|
|VETT||1020||Veterinary Clinical Pathology I||3|
|VETT||1030||Veterinary Clinical Procedures I||4|
|VETT||1060||Animal Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|VETT||1070||Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging||3|