Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.
(Associate of Applied Science Degree)
Cedar Valley only
- 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.
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|BIOL 1406||Biology for Science Majors I||4|
|VTHT 1301||Introduction to Veterinary Technology||3|
|VTHT 1413||Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology*||4|
|VTHT 2321||Veterinary Parasitology||3|
|++Elective||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3|
|VTHT 1349||Veterinary Pharmacology||3|
|VTHT 2201||Canine and Feline Clinical Management||2|
|VTHT 1217||Veterinary Office Management||2|
|VTHT 2223||Veterinary Clinical Pathology I||2|
SEMESTER III (SUMMER SESSION)
|VTHT 2331||Veterinary Clinical Pathology II||3|
|+++Elective||Social Sciences Elective||3|
|VTHT 1341||Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance||3|
|VTHT 2325||Large Animal Assisting Techniques||3|
|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|
|VTHT 2380||Cooperative Education-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant||3|
|Minimum Hours Required||60|
+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.