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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.

Semester I - First Year (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
VTHT 1105 Veterinary Medical Terminology 1 1 0
VTHT 1401 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 4 3 3
VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 4 3 3
VTHT 2321 Veterinary Parasitology 3 2 3
Total   12 9 9

**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
VTHT 2201 Canine & Feline Clinical Management 2 2 1
VTHT 2435 Advanced Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 4 3 3
VTHT 1317 Veterinary Office Management 3 3 0
VTHT 2323 Veterinary Clinical Pathology I 3 2 4
Total   12 10 8

 

Semester III - Summer Session
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
VTHT 1349 Veterinary Pharmacology 3 3 1
VTHT 2331 Veterinary Clinical Pathology II 3 2 4
Total   6 5 5

 

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
VTHT 1341 Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance 3 2 4
VTHT 2425 Large Animal Assisting Techniques 4 3 4
VTHT 2213 Lab Animal Clinical Management 2 2 1
VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management 2 2 1
+ Fine Arts/Humanities Elective 3 2-3 0-4
Total   14 11-12 10-14

+ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective must be selected from any three-credit hour course contained in the Humanities/Fine Arts 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
VETT 2472* Veterinary Nursing Care 4 3 3
++  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective 3 1-3 0-4
Total   12 8-10 7-11

* VTHT2349 - Veterinary Nursing Care is the capstone experience in this Associate Degree Program.
++ Behavioral/Social Sciences Electives must be selected from any three-credit hour course contained in the Behavioral/Social Sciences approved list.

Semester V Continued– Spring/Summer Session
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
VTHT 2380 Coop. Education - Animal Health Tech. 3    
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