Oct 14, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Veterinary Technology AAS


This degree map provides the semester-by-semester course sequencing a full-time student will follow to complete this degree.  To earn the Associate in Applied Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework required for the degree.  All Veterinary Technology (VETT) courses must be completed with a ‘C’ or better to graduate.

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion. 

Prerequisite Courses
(
Must be completed prior to application to the full-time program.  Contact the Program Director if considering the part-time curriculum.)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
*BIOL 1224 - Introduction to Biology for Majors (L)  or *BIOL 1604 - Zoology (L)  
BIOL must be completed within 12 years of application to the program.
4
*CHEM 1114 - Principles of Chemistry (L)  or *CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I (L)   4-5
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
ENGL 1213 - Composition II  or ENGL 2333 - Technical/Professional Writing  (recommended) 3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
*MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)  or *MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A)   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 23-24
*Math and Science courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.  

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
VETT 1125 - Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology   5
VETT 1132 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology   2
VETT 1161 - Clinical Calculations for Veterinary Technicians   1
VETT 1183 - Principles of Small Animal Care   3
VETT 1193 - Principles of Large Animal Care   3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • All risk management requirements must be completed in preparation for the clinical setting (vaccinations, TB test, etc.), including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with Veterinary Technology faculty for mandatory advisement. 

Second Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
VETT 1223 - Veterinary Hospital Technology I   3
VETT 1232 - Clinical Pathology I   2
VETT 1242 - Clinical Pathology II   2
VETT 1263 - Veterinary Office and Computer Skills   3
Total Credit Hours 10

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with Veterinary Technology faculty for mandatory advisement.

Third Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
VETT 2125 - Practicum: Animal Clinics and Nursing   5
Total Credit Hours 5

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with Veterinary Technology faculty for mandatory advisement.

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
VETT 2224 - Microbiology and Sanitation   4
VETT 2234 - Clinical Pathology III   4
VETT 2313 - Veterinary Hospital Technology II   3
Total Credit Hours 11

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with Veterinary Technology faculty for mandatory advisement.
  • Meet with academic advisor for graduation check.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
VETT 2254 - Laboratory, Wild, and Exotic Animal Technology   4
VETT 2333 - Veterinary Pharmacology   3
VETT 2352 - Radiology, Ultrasound and Diagnostic Imaging   2
VETT 2364 - Large Animal Technology   4
Total Credit Hours 13

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with Veterinary Technology faculty for mandatory advisement.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Sixth Semester (optional)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
VETT 2382 - Board Review for Veterinary Technicians   2
Total Credit Hours 2