Program Curriculum

Year 1 Required courses for Admission to Year 2 & 3

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.

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
VET101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
VET101LL Animal Care Skills I***Starting Fall 2020 2
ENG 101 First Year Composition 3
ENG 102
OR ENG 111
First Year Composition
OR Technical Writing
3
3
CRE 101 Critical and Evaluative Reading (or test out) 3
MAT 120
OR MAT 121
OR MAT 122
Intermediate Algebra 5
4
3
CHM 130 Fundamental Chemistry 3
CHM 130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory 1
BIO 181 General Biology (Majors) 4

2 Year Program- 2nd and 3rd 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.

Year 2, Fall semester (12 credits)

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
CIS105 or BPC110 Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications. 3
VET140 Animal Care Skills II (2 semesters required-must be taken in 2nd year) ***Starting Fall 2020 2
VET 150 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology I 3
VET 150LL Animal Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 1
EQS 105 Principles of Equine Science 3

Year 2, Spring semester (17 credits)

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
VET140 Animal Care Skills II (2 semesters required-must be taken in 2nd year) ***Starting Fall 2020 2
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 (8.5 credits)

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
VET 250AA Veterinary Technician Internship
*Communications Requirement
*Humanities Requirement
0.5
3
3
EQS162VT

Equine Management for the Veterinary Technician

*This course can be substituted with VET250AB in the 3rd year Fall semester

*Collaboration with Scottsdale Community College- course runs between Spring and Summer session

2

Year 3, Fall semester (13.5 credits)

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
VET 200 Veterinary Clinical Pathology Methods 3
VET201 Animal Care Skills III (2 semesters required-must be taken in 3rd year)***Starts Fall 2020 2
VET 210 Animal Nursing II 2
VET 220 Veterinary Pharmacology 3
VET 223 Animal Diseases 3
VET 250AB

Veterinary Technician Internship

*This course can be substituted with EQS162VT

0.5

Year 3, Spring Semester (11 credits)

Course Prefix & # Name Credits
VET201 Animal Care Skills III (2 semesters required-must be taken in 3rd year) 2
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
0.5
3

*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 100: Economics in American Society OR by ECN 211: Macroeconomic Principles OR by ECN 212: Microeconomic Principles.