Pre-Veterinary Technology

Associate of Science Degree

You can earn an associate of science degree with an concentration in pre-veterinary technology. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.


Recommended Core Courses

Core 31 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
VTEC 1000 Animal Husbandry and Restraint
Introductory course to help students learn the proper husbandry, feeding, breeds and restraint techniques of the common domestic animals seen in a veterinary clinic.
3
AGRI 1010 Animal Science
Introduction to the livestock industry and its role in food production, breeds and selection, reproduction and breeding systems, inheritance and genetics, shelter and facility requirements, nutrition, parasites and insects, diseases, and other aspects of meat, milk, wool, and poultry production.
3
VTEC 1110 Veterinary Terminology
The veterinary technician student will be instructed in writing, speaking, and understanding medical terminology.
2
VTEC 1120 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals I
A systems approach to studying the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals will be used. Students will learn the normal physiology of the tissues, skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, blood, respiratory, and urinary systems. Species differences will be introduced.
3
VTEC 1121 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals II
This course is a continuation of VTEC 1120. A systems approach to studying the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals will be used. Students will learn the normal physiology of the integument, muscle, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and special senses systems. Species differences will be introduced.
3
VTEC 1123 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals Lab
A systems approach to studying the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals will be used. Students will learn the normal physiology of each organ system as well as the gross and microscopic anatomy. Species differences will be introduced.
1
AGRI 1131 Plant Science
Study and evaluation of cultural practices, varieties, plant growth and development, planting rates, pests, and diseases, fertility and weather influences throughout the growing season.
3
AGRI 1132 Plant Science Lab
Plant growth and development of Monocot and Dicot plants; basic plant anatomy and growth stages; methods of plant reproduction and seed production; basic plant genetics and plant physiology; identification of uses of crops grown in the Midwest.
1
AGRI 1230 Feeds and Feeding
Balancing livestock feed rations and determining the correct rations for all types of livestock using nutrient needs, digestive systems, and feed nutrient compositions. Includes use of programmable calculators to analyze livestock rations.
3
AGRI 1340 Animal Science Lab
Experience working with all types of livestock at the college farm. Includes branding, castration, vaccination, foot care, and semen collection.
1
AGRI 2210 Animal Health
Fundamentals of animal and herd health, including beef and dairy cattle, swine sanitation, and animal drugs.
3
AGRI 2830 Advanced Animal Nutrition
The study of nutrition of farm animals including selection of feedstuffs, feed preparation and processing, and ration formulation. Nutritional management of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, horses, and poultry will also be covered.
2
AGRI 2870 Agricultural Law
The study of law that governs agriculture. To include estate planning, contracts, leasing, personal and liability for the producer and agribusiness.
3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science & Social Science 6 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology
An introduction to the science of behavior and mental processes including the application of critical thinking to the study of learning theory, memory, personality, growth and development, biological and neurological aspects, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, motivation, emotion, sensation, perception, and theoretical perspectives.
3
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to the nature and concepts of economics. Topics include economic systems, measurement and analysis of aggregate variables such as national income, expenditures, fiscal and monetary policy, employment, and inflation. Other policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth are evaluated.
3

English / Literature 3-6 Credit Hours

Select at least one - Must have 9 credit hours divided among Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least one course from Behavioral & Social Science and one course from English/Literature earning C or above
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
Students will read and analyze various texts and respond with research-based argumentative essays that demonstrate information literacy, critical-reading, and source integration. A significant research project is required.
3
ENGL 1520 Comparative Mythology
Introduces students to mythological and folkloric materials from a variety of cultural traditions, including, but not limited to, Greek, Roman, Norse, Native American, Aboriginal, Chinese, Japanese, East Indian, and Arthurian and Celtic. Themes within the course structure will encompass Creation myths, gods and goddesses, the Fall of Humankind, the Heroic ideal, the Afterlife, and rites of passage.
3
ENGL 2030 Creating Poetry I
Study of the fundamentals involved in the process of creating and developing poetry, both formal and free verse. Includes feedback in a workshop environment. Reading, writing and performance assignments.
3
ENGL 2040 Creating Poetry II
Continuing study of the process of creating and developing poetry, both formal and free verse. Feedback in a workshop environment. Reading, writing and performance assignments.
3
ENGL 2050 Creating Stories I
Study of the fundamentals involved in the process of creating and developing stories as either fiction or creative non-fiction. Feedback in a workshop environment. Reading, writing and performance assignments.
3
ENGL 2060 Creating Stories II
Continuing study of the process of creating and developing stories as either fiction or creative non-fiction. Feedback in a workshop environment. Reading, writing and performance assignments.
3
ENGL 2070 Technical Communications
Covers both written and oral technical communications including, but not limited to, technical library research and semi technical or technical explanations of scientific and engineering topics.
3

Mathematics 6-8 Credit Hours

MATH 2030 required; select one additional Math
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1100 Foundations of Mathematics
This course is designed to give the students a survey of mathematics topics including set theory, logic, geometry and dimensional analysis, financial calculations and management graph theory, probability and statistics. Main emphasis will be the application of problem solving methods while studying topics.
3
MATH 1140 Intermediate Algebra
Development of the real numbers as a working replacement set for equations and expressions. Main emphasis is placed on algebraic operations related to polynomials, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, exponential expressions, and logarithmic expressions. Concepts of relations and functions are introduced allowing for further study in math.
4
MATH 1150 College Algebra
This course is the study of relations, functions and their graphs, equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities.
3
MATH 1220 Trigonometry
Study of circular and trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, solutions of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, graphs, complex numbers.
3
MATH 1600 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
This course is a study of analytical geometry and single variable calculus. Topics includes limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of derivatives, integrals, and applications of integrals.
5
MATH 2010 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Covers differentiation and integration of inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. It also looks at techniques of integration, infinite series, select topics from analytic geometry, and polar coordinates.
5
MATH 2020 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Covers multivariate and vector calculus, with an introduction to differential equations.
5
MATH 2030 Introduction to Statistics
Study of algebraic sets, finite probability spaces, counting techniques, random variables, and binomial distribution.
3

Natural Science 4 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BIOS 1010 General Biology
Introduction to the major biological concepts: ecosystem dynamics, cell structure and function, cell division, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and genetics, as well as a variety of laboratory techniques.
4

Oral Communication 3 Credit Hours

select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication
This course stresses the correlation of effective communication common to interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts. Theory and application are incorporated into a variety of classroom activities. Students gain experience in public speaking through the delivery of informative, persuasive, and other various types of speeches.
3
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking
This course will enable students to master the skills required of speaking in today's workplace and society. This course will focus on the organization, preparation, research, and evidence needed for a presentation that is tailored to fit the audience. This course will also enhance the students' listening skills which will assist them in everyday situations.
3

Technology 3 Credit Hours

select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications
Covers the command and functions available on microcomputers including a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a database. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
3
AGRI 1500 Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture
This course covers basic applications of word processing, spreadsheet, data management, and online based programs and how they relate to agriculture. Students will utilize a variety of office and online programs to learn how to create, utilize, move, and manage data.
3

Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

must earn C or above
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Designed to develop writing skills. Students write papers and essays which emphasize the importance of clarity, idea development, focus, organization, word choice, logic and sentence construction. The process of planning, writing, revising, and editing essays for a particular audience and basic research-related skills are also emphasized.
3

Suggested Elective Courses

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