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.

of Program: Three (3) Semesters

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Dates:  This program was terminated at the End of Spring 2014.

Requirements: No students are currently being admitted to this program.

: 18 years of age or older

: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

: No advisor is currently assigned to this program.

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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Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (3 hours)
  MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
2. Occupational Courses (25 hours)
  BIOL 1111 Biology I 3
  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