Program Curriculum

Prerequisite Block

Must be completed before application into the first year of the program.
Courses may be taken in any order (except English) and in any semester.

****Fall 2017- ANS110AA will no longer be offered for the Veterinary Technology program. It will be replaced with VET101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology****

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
VET101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
ENG 101 First Year Composition 3
ENG 102
OR ENG 111
First Year Composition
OR Technical Writing
CRE 101 Critical and Evaluative Reading (or test out) 3
MAT 120
OR MAT 121
OR MAT 122
Intermediate Algebra 5
CHM 130 Fundamental Chemistry 3
CHM 130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory 1
BIO 181 General Biology (Majors) 4

2 Year Program-  1st and 2nd year VET prefix courses require formal admission to the program

The following VET prefix courses are offered once per year and students must take all classes in the order shown.

Fall semester, first year (11 credits)

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
CIS105 or BPC110 Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications. 3
VET 150 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology I 3
VET 150LL Animal Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory  1
EQS 105 Principles of Equine Science 3
EQS 298AA Special Project/Equine Practicum 1

Spring semester, first year (15 credits)

**If Student is admitted in the Spring semester to the program, they will only be eligible to take VET132, VET112, and BIO205 and will then follow the Fall semester, first year courses the following Fall due to the pre-requisites for VET151 & VET230.  Spring Admission takes 2.5 years to complete the program**

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
VET 132 Veterinary Office Management & Client Communication 3
VET 112 Animal Nursing I 2
VET 230 Veterinary Radiography and Imaging for the Veterinary Technician 3
VET 151 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIO 205 Microbiology 4

Summer Session (6.5 credits)

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
VET 250AA Veterinary Technician Internship
*Communications Requirement
*Humanities Requirement

Fall semester, second year (11.5 credits)

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
VET 200 Veterinary Clinical Pathology Methods 3
VET 210 Animal Nursing II 2
VET 220  Veterinary Pharmacology 3
VET 223 Animal Diseases 3
VET 250AB Veterinary Technician Internship 0.5

Spring semester, second year (9 credits)

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
VET 240 Veterinary Anesthesia, Surgery, & Emergency Nursing 3
VET235 Veterinary Technician Proficiency 2
VET 250AC Veterinary Technician Internship 0.5
VET 250AD Veterinary Technician Internship
*Economics Requirement

*Communication Requirement can be met by any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.

*Humanities Requirement can be met by any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.

*Economics Requirement can be met by ECN 160: Economic History of the US OR by ECN 211: Macroeconomic Principles OR by ECN 212: Microeconomic Principles.