Veterinary Technology, AAS


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

Locations offered:

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 or feline 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:

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.

Veterinary Technician National Examination 3-year Pass Rate:
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017

Number of eligible first-time candidates 32
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE 22
Three-year VTNE pass percentage 50%

Credits Required for Graduation: 83 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

The program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Accreditation Committee on Veterinary Education and Activities (CVTEA). 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.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
1931 North Meacham Road
Schaumberg, Illinois 60173
Phone: 800-248-2862 ext. 6624

1st Term
Books: $655.20
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $2,121.20

2nd Term
Books: $600.00
Fees: $334.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $2,091.00

3rd Term
Books: $650.00
Fees: $342.50
Tuition: $623.00
Total: $1,615.50

4th Term
Books: $578.50
Fees: $344.00
Tuition: $1,246.00
Total: $2,168.50

5th Term
Books: $475.40
Fees: $344.00
Tuition: $979.00
Total: $1,798.40

6th Term
Books: $643.59
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $2,084.59

7th Term
Books: $150.00
Fees: $1,004.00
Tuition: $1,068.00
Total: $2,222.00

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: General Education Courses (20 Hours)


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)


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (64 hours)


VETT 2130 Veterinary Clinical Proc II 5
VETT 2120 Veterinary Clinical Path II 4
VETT 1110 Veterinary Pathology & Disease 4
VETT 1070 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging 3
VETT 1060 Animal A & P 4
VETT 1030 Vet Clinical Procedures I 4
VETT 1020 Veterinary Clinical Patho I 3
VETT 1010 Intro to Veterinary Technology 1
VETT 1000 Veterinary Med Terminology 2
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
VETT 2230 Vet Anesthesiology & Surg Proc 5
VETT 2220 Veterinary Practice Mgmt 3
VETT 2210 Laboratory and Exotic Animals 4
VETT 2160 Pharmacology for Vet Tech 3
VETT 2300 Vet Tech Clinical Internship 12

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