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Veterinary Technology A.S. Admissions

 

Picture of ClancyAdmission Application Period

Applications to the WCC Veterinary Technology Program are due by March 1st of each year.  Download an Application form (forthcoming). Completed applications should be emailed to the program director at vettech@hawaii.edu.

Students must also be a student in the UH system, which is a separate application process. Visit our Admissions and Records Office for more information.


Minimum Requirements

  1. In order to meet the minimum requirements for admission, the student must complete a minimum of 10 credits of the Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting (CAVETA) Core Courses and three credits of the required General Education Courses by the admissions deadline. 
  2.  All of the Core courses and General Education courses must be completed with a “C” grade or better.
  3. A cumulative grade point ratio (GPR) of 2.5 for all Core and General Education courses taken is required.
  4. All courses transferred to Windward Community College that have a credit/no credit or pass/fail will be given a grade of “C” for ranking purposes when applying to the Veterinary Technology Program.
  5. Applicants who have not yet completed all Core CAVETA courses must be enrolled in these courses during the semester in which the application is submitted.
  6. Applicants who have not yet completed all required General Education classes must be enrolled in these classes during the Spring or following Summer semester.
  7. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation along with their application.
  8. All applicants who meet the minimum requirements for admission may be interviewed by the Veterinary Technology Admissions Committee some time March.

Acceptance Criteria

Applications that meet the minimum admissions requirements will be evaluated on a best-qualified basis by the program admissions committee. Applicants will be ranked on a point scale based on the following criteria:

  1. Number of CAVETA Core and General Education courses completed with a grade of C or better by the application deadline;
  2. GPA for completed CAVETA Core and required General Education courses;
  3. Letters of recommendation;
  4. Clinical Aptitude (as determined by skills performance in ANSC 151L and ANSC 152L or equivalent);
  5. Documentation of previous veterinary-related work experience or training;
  6. Strength of applicant interview.

The program director will inform applicants of their admission status in writing by the first week of April.


Post-Acceptance Requirements

Accepted students will receive a program packet which includes forms and procedures that must be completed prior to registration. These steps include:

  1. A tuberculosis clearance within the past 12 months.
  2. Tetanus vaccination within the past 10 years.
  3. Verification of personal health insurance.
  4. Health Risk Acknowledgement form.
  5. Internship Liability Waiver.
  6. Acknowledgement of ability to perform program technical standards.
  7. Obtain and print a recent (within last 30 days) Criminal Clearance Check.
  8. Purchase a program uniform and dosimetry badge.
  9. Attend new student orientation and advising session.

Once all requirements have been met, the student will be cleared to register for Veterinary Technology classes. Accepted students who have not yet completed all CAVETA requirements will be admitted on a provisional basis.  These students are expected to complete all remaining Core- and General Education CAVETA requirements by the first day of the fall semester.  Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the program.  Please keep in mind that Veterinary Technology Students are expected to enroll in at least one Veterinary Technology Core Course (e.g., ANSC 252 - Diagnostic Imaging) during the summer semester following admission, thus it is unlikely that a student will have adequate time to make-up more than one course deficiency during the summer session.

 

 

 

page last updated: January 23, 2013

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