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2014 - 2015 Catalog
Program: Veterinary Technology
Degree Plan: Veterinary Technology AAS

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(Associate in Applied Science Degree)

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  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.VET.TECH.12

This program is designed to help meet the need for graduate veterinary technicians as indicated by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The graduate serves primarily as an assistant to veterinarians in private practice, functions in biological research or serves to meet the needs of allied health industries.

The Veterinary Technology curriculum is designed to provide the graduate with information, experience and skills needed to perform all technical duties in a practice, excluding diagnosis, prescribing and surgery. The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and graduates are qualified to take the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Examination to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).

Admission to the Veterinary Technology program is limited and applicants should be assessed and advised prior to enrolling in the program. Students are encouraged to have a good academic background in English, mathematics, and the biological sciences.



BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective MATH Elective 3
++Elective Speech Elective 3


VTHT 1105 Veterinary Medical Terminology 1
VTHT 1401 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 4
VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 4
VTHT 2321 Veterinary Parasitology 3


VTHT 2201 Canine and Feline Clinical Management 2
VTHT 2435 Advanced Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 4
VTHT 1317 Veterinary Office Management 3
VTHT 2323 Veterinary Clinical Pathology I 3


VTHT 1349 Veterinary Pharmacology 3
VTHT 2331 Veterinary Clinical Pathology II 3


VTHT 1341 Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance 3
VTHT 2425 Large Animal Assisting Techniques 4
VTHT 2213 Lab Animal Clinical Management 2
VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management 2


VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management 2
VTHT 1345 Veterinary Radiology 3
VTHT 2439 Veterinary Nursing Care 4
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
++++Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3

SEMESTER VI (Summer Session)

VTHT 2380 Cooperative Education - Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 3
Minimum Hours Required 72

+MATH Elective - must be selected from TECM 1303 Technical Calculations or any three-credit hour course contained in the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Speech Elective - must be selected from the following:

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from any three-credit hour course from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++++Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective - must be selected from any three-credit hour course from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Sciences.

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.

NOTE: Students must complete the requirements for the AAS Degree in Veterinary Technology within a six-year period following admission to the program.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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