Veterinary Technology, AAS (VT23) Degree
Program Description: The Veterinary Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the field of veterinary technology. General education, basic science and program-specific learning opportunities develop the knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.
Length of Program: Seven (7) Semesters
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will identify the most common parasites observed in small animals.
- Students will discriminate diagnostic radiographs by recognizing proper technique, contrast, positioning, and collimation on canine and feline radiographs.
- Students will perform an intravenous catheterization of a canine cephalic vein using proper veterinary medical procedures.
Entrance Date: Fall Semester
Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Veterinary Technology Competitive Admissions Criteria Requirements:
- Fall Semester 2019 Veterinary Technology Admission Criteria
- Fall Semester 2020 Veterinary Technology Admission Criteria
Veterinary Technology Student Handbook: 2018-2019 Veterinary Technology Student Handbook
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: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.
Additional Requirements: Physical Exam. Criminal Background Check and Drug Toxicology may be required by internship sites. Rabies Vaccination is strongly encouraged.
Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination.
Program Final Exit Point: Veterinary Technology, Associate of Applied Science. Program graduates are eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination and are qualified to apply for credentials as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Georgia.
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Georgia Veterinary Medical Association
- National Association for Veterinary Technicians in America
Veterinary Technician National Examination 3-year Pass Rate:
July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018
|Number of eligible first-time candidates||31|
|Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE||28|
|Three-year VTNE pass percentage||46.4%|
Credits Required for Graduation: 83 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
Accreditation Information: The program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Accreditation Committee on Veterinary Education and Activities (CVTEA), 1931 North Meacham Road, Schaumberg, Illinois 60173, Phone: 800-248-2862 ext. 6624, https://www.avma.org. Program graduates receive the Associate of Applied Science degree, are eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination, and are qualified to apply for credentials as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Georgia.
|1: General Education Courses (20 Hours)||20|
|Area I: Language Arts/Communications (3 Hours)||3|
|ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours)||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (11 Hours)||11|
|MATH 1111 College Algebra||3|
|CHEM 1151 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 1151L Survey of Inorganic Chem Lab||1|
|BIOL 1111 Biology I||3|
|BIOL 1111L Biology I Lab||1|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Hours)||3|
|2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)||3|
|COLL 1500 Student Success||3|
|3: Occupational Courses (60 hours)||60|
|COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy||3|
|VETT 1000 Veterinary Med Terminology||2|
|VETT 1010 Intro to Veterinary Technology||1|
|VETT 1020 Veterinary Clinical Patho I||3|
|VETT 1030 Vet Clinical Procedures I||4|
|VETT 1060 Animal A & P||4|
|VETT 1070 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging||3|
|VETT 2120 Veterinary Clinical Path II||4|
|VETT 1110 Veterinary Pathology & Disease||4|
|VETT 2130 Veterinary Clinical Proc II||5|
|VETT 2160 Pharmacology for Vet Tech||3|
|VETT 2210 Laboratory and Exotic Animals||4|
|VETT 2220 Veterinary Practice Mgmt||3|
|VETT 2230 Vet Anesthesiology & Surg Proc||5|
|VETT 2300 Vet Tech Clinical Internship||12|
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The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.
Southern Regional Technical College. (2018). 2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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