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Veterinary Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 75 Credit Hours.

Courses

Recommended Core Courses

Core

60 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
VTEC 1000 Animal Husbandry and Restraint 3
VTEC 1110 Veterinary Terminology 2
VTEC 1120 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals I 3
VTEC 1121 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals II 3
VTEC 1123 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals Lab 1
VTEC 1211 Laboratory Techniques I Lab 1
VTEC 1212 Laboratory Techniques I 3
VTEC 1220 Pharmacology 3
VTEC 1321 Radiology and Ultrasonography Lab 1
VTEC 1322 Radiology and Ultrasonography 3
VTEC 1410 Clinical Nursing of Companion Animals 3
VTEC 1411 Clinical Nursing of Companion Animals Lab 1
VTEC 1440 Lab Animal Science 2
VTEC 2200 Veterinary Office Practices 3
VTEC 2520 Clinical Nursing of Large Animals 3
VTEC 2521 Clinical Nursing of Large Animals Lab 1
VTEC 2561 Laboratory Techniques II Lab 1
VTEC 2562 Laboratory Techniques II 3
VTEC 2570 Laboratory Techniques III 2
VTEC 2571 Laboratory Techniques III Lab 1
VTEC 2611 Principles of Veterinary Surgical Nursing and Dentistry Lab 1
VTEC 2612 Principles of Veterinary Surgical Nursing 3
VTEC 2621 Anesthesia for Veterinary Technician Lab 1
VTEC 2622 Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians 3
VTEC 2630 Clinical Nursing of Avian and Exotics 2
VTEC 2660 Internship 6
VTEC 2680 Veterinary Technician National Exam Review 1

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BSAD 1000 Human Relations and Ethics 3
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
AGRI 1420 Interpersonal Skills 3
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology 3

Combination of Oral and Written Communication

If selecting one from Combination, you do not need to select from Written Communication category or from Oral Communication category
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1050 Workplace Communication 3
BSAD 2050 Business Communications 3

Mathematics

select one according to placement test scores
3-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1025 Math for Health Care Professionals 3
MATH 1140 Intermediate Algebra 4
MATH 1150 College Algebra 3

Oral Communication

must also select ENGL 1010 from Written Communication category
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication 3
SPCH 1050 Career Communication 3
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3

Science or Technology

4 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOS 1010 General Biology 4

Social Science

select one
2-3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance 2
ECON 1040 Personal Finance 3
BSAD 1040 Personal Finance 3
AGRI 1410 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture 3
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Written Communication

must also select one from Oral Communication category
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3

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