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(Associate in Applied Science Degree)
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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.
SEMESTER III (SUMMER SESSION)
+MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.
++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.
+++Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Sciences.
*VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology taken prior to Fall 2015 does not fulfill the requirement for this degree
A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.
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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