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Curriculum for Veterinary Technology AS Degree

 

Picture of a pugThe Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology consists of four semesters of coursework.  Students can begin the degree track by enrolling in the Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting (CAVETA).

Enrollment to this part of the program is open (i.e., no special admissions requirements) and sufficient sections of classes will be offered so as to allow for at least 35 students to enroll in the certificate classes during each fall semester.

During the spring semester of the first year , students who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in first-semester Core and General Education classes will be eligible to apply for formal admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.  The Veterinary Technology Program accepts a maximum of 25 students per year on a competitive basis. 


 

First Year (which leads to a Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting)

Fall Semester: Certificate of Achievement: Veterinary Assisting

ANSC 140

Introduction to Veterinary Technology
Prerequisite: Declared Major - VETA

3

ANSC 142

Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals
Prerequisite: Declared Major – VETA;
Credit for or registration in ANSC 140 and ANSC 142L

3

ANSC 142L

Anatomy of Domestic Animals Laboratory
Prerequisite: Declared Major – VETA;
Credit for or registration in ANSC 140 and ANSC 142

1

ANSC 191

Veterinary Office & Computer Skills

3

Support Courses

See Support Courses List

6

Spring Semester: Certificate of Achievement: Veterinary Assisting

ANSC 151

Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Prerequisite: “C” or better in ANSC142/142L and registration in ANSC 151L

3

ANSC 151L

Clinical Laboratory Techniques Lab
Prerequisite: ANSC 142/142L and credit for or registration in ANSC 151

1

ANSC 152

Companion Animal Diseases & Nutrition
Prerequisite: “C” or better in ANSC 142/142L and registration in ANSC 152L

3

ANSC 152L

Companion Animal Nursing
Prerequisite: Credit for or registration in ANSC 152 

1

Support  Courses

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7

 

 

 

 

Apply for Veterinary Technology Program

 

Summer Semester: Associate in Science: Veterinary Technology

ANSC 252

Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technicians
Prerequisite: Admitted to Veterinary Technology Program
Corequisite: ANSC 252L

3

ANSC 252L

Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technicians Lab
Prerequisite: Admitted to Veterinary Technology Program
Corequisite: ANSC 252

1

ANSC 190

Veterinary Clinical Practices & Internship I
Prerequisite: “C” or better in ANSC 252 and ANSC 261
Corequisite: Credit for or registration in ANSC 142/142L or consent of instructor.

3

Second Year (which leads to a Associate in Science: Veterinary Studies)

Fall Semester: Associate in Science: Veterinary Technology

ANSC 261

Anesthesiology & Dentistry for Vet Tech
Prerequisite: Admitted to Veterinary Technician Program
Corequisite: ANSC 261L

3

ANSC 261L

Intro to Anesth & Dentistry for Vet Tech Lab
Prerequisite: Admitted to Veterinary Technology Program
Corequisite: ANSC 261

2

ANSC 263

Exotic & Laboratory Animal Procedures
Prerequisite: ANSC 151/151L

4

ANSC 253

Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians
Prerequisite: Credit for or registration in ANSC 151/151L, MATH 101, and HLTH 125

3

ANSC 258

Clinical Lab Techniques II
Prererquisite: “C” or better in ANSC 151/151L and 152/152L

4

 

 

 

Spring Semester: Associate in Science: Veterinary Technology

ANSC 271

Anesthesia & Surgical Nursing for Vet Techs
Prererquisite: Admitted to Veterinary Technology Program; Corequisite ANSC271:

3

ANSC 271L

Anesthesia & Surgical Nursing for Vet Techs Lab
Prerequisite: Admitted in to Veterinary Technology Program; Corequisite: ANSC 271

2

ANSC 262

Clinical Procedures for Large Animals
Prerequisite: ANSC 151/151L

3

ANSC 262L

Clinical Procedures for Large Animals Lab
Prerequisite: ANSC 151/151L

1

ANSC 266

Veterinary Clinical Practices & Internship II
Perquisite: “C” or better in ANSC 190

3

ANSC 290

Veterinary Technician Exam Review
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

1

Support course

See support course list

3

 

 

 

 

Total Credits

Associates in Science in Veterinary Technology

 

70

Support Courses (May be taken F or S)


Veterinary Assisting:
  1. Eng 100
  2. Psy 100
  3. Speech (SP 151 or SP 181 or SP 231 or SP 251)
  4. Hlth 125 (Recommend taking with ANSC 142)
  5. Math 101: Math for Veterinary Assisting

3
3
3
1
3

Veterinary Technician:

Humanities (Course may come from DA, DH, or DL on the Liberal Arts core sheet. See below)

3

ARTS & HUMANITIES 2 course from two different groups:
Diversified Arts (DA): 
ART  101, 104D, 105B, 105C, 107, 108, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 123, 189, 207, 208,

213, 214, 223, 224, 243, 244, 251, 253, 260, ENG  204A, 204B, HUM  100, 269V(1-6),  HWST 130, 131, 135, 136, 222,  MUS  108, 114 (1)*, 121B(2)*, 121C(2)*, 121D(2)*, 121F(2)*, 121Z(2), 122B(2)*, 122C(2)*, 122D(2)*, 122F(2)*, 122Z(2)*, 130F(2)*, 221C(2)*, 222C(2)*, 240, 253,  SP  151, 231, 251,  THEA  101, 211, 221, 222, 240, 260 *Any combination that totals 3 credits will be considered the equivalent of one semester course.

Diversification  Humanities (DH):
ART  269V(1-6), 270, 280, HIST  151,151,230, 231, 232, 241, 242, 281, 282, 284,  HWST  107, 115, 255, 270, 273, 275, 275L(1), 285,  IS 160A, 160B, 160L(1), 260A, 260B,  LING  102,   MUS  106, 107, 166,  PHIL  100, 101, 102, 211, 213,  REL  150,151, 201, 202, 205, 207

Diversified Literature (DL):
ENG:  209, 270, 271, 272 

 

 

page last updated: November 18, 2014

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