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Course Curriculum: First Year

Note: Almost every course is a "prerequisite" for the next semester. It is imperative that you pass each class you register for the first time in order to follow the two year curriculum listed below.

PREREQUISITES for AAS On Campus Program:
BIO1406 & ENGL1301 (both must have a C or better to be considered completed) & be TSI met

Semester I - First Year (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
College Math College Level Math Elective 3 3 0
VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3 2 4
VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 4 3 4
VTHT 2321 Veterinary Parasitology 3 2 3
Total   13 10 11

**REMINDER - APPLY FOR YOUR SMALL ANIMAL CERTIFICATE IN FEBRUARY USING THE FOLLOWING LINK (https://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/FutureStudents/Admissions/Pictures/GradApp.pdf)

Semester II - First Year (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
* Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0
VTHT 2201 Canine & Feline Clinical Management 2 2 1
VTHT 1217 Veterinary Office Management 2 2 0
VTHT 2323 Veterinary Clinical Pathology I 2 1 4
VTHT 1349 Veterinary Pharmacology 3 3 1
Total   12 12 6
*Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be selected from any three-credit hour course contained in the Humanities/Fine Arts approved list.

 

Semester III - Summer Session
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
VTHT 2331 Veterinary Clinical Pathology II 3 2 4
Total   3 2 4

 

Course Curriculum: Second Year

**REMINDER – APPLY FOR DEGREE PLAN USING FOLLOWING FORM (http://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/FutureStudents/Admissions/Pictures/Degree%20Plan%20Request.pdf) TURN IN TO ADMISSIONS OFFICE IN NOVEMBER TO ENSURE GRADUATION WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE SPRING

Semester IV - Second Year (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
** Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective 3 3 0
VTHT 1341 Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance 3 2 4
VTHT 2325 Large Animal Assisting Techniques 3 2 4
VTHT 2213 Lab Animal Clinical Management 2 2 1
VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management 2 2 1
Total   13 11 10
**Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be selected from any three-credit hour course contained in the Behavioral/Social Sciences approved list.

 

Semester V - Second Year (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management 2 2 1
VTHT 1345 Veterinary Radiology 3 2 3
VTHT 2439* Veterinary Nursing Care 4 3 3
VTHT 2380 Coop. Education - Animal Health Tech. 3 1 0
Total   12 8 7
*VTHT2439 - Veterinary Nursing Care is the capstone experience in this Associate Degree Program.

 

Semester V Continued– Spring/Summer Session
(Only required if did not complete in Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
VTHT 2380 Coop. Education - Animal Health Tech. 3 1  

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