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Veterinary Assisting Certificates

Veterinary Technology - Small Animal Veterinary Assisting Certificate
2015-2016
Semester I Lec. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Ext. Hrs. Cont. Hrs. Cr. Hrs
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 0 0 48 3
VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 2 4 0 96 3
VTHT 1217 Veterinary Office Management 2 0 0 32 2
  Total Hours: 10 4 0 224 8
Semester II  
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 3 3 0 96 4
VTHT 2201 Canine and Feline Clinical Management 2 1 0 48 2
VTHT 2321 Veterinary Parasitology 2 3 0 80 3
  Total Hours: 7 7 0 224 9
  GRAND TOTAL:   448 17

+MATH Elective- must be selected from any three credit hour course listed in the DCCCD AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses.

*VTHT 2201 Canine and Feline Clinical Management is the capstone experience for this award.

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.


Veterinary Technology - Large Animal Veterinary Assisting Certificate
2015-2016
Semester I Lec. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Ext. Hrs. Cont. Hrs. Cr. Hrs
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 0 0 48 3
VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 2 4 0 96 3
VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management 2 1 0 48 2
  Total Hours: 10 5 0 192 8
Semester II  
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 3 3 0 96 4
VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management 2 1 0 48 2
VTHT 1321 Equine Reproduction 2 3 0 80 3
Semester III  
  Total Hours: 7 7 0 224 9
VTHT 2325 Large Animal Assisting Techniques 2 3 0 80 3
  Total Hours: 2 3 0 80 3
  GRAND TOTAL:   496 20

A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses.

*VTHT 2425 Large Animal Assisting Techniques is the capstone experience for this award.

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.


Applicants for the Veterinary Assisting Program must meet the general admission requirements as outlined in the Cedar Valley College Catalog.  You must submit a completed application to the Director of the Veterinary Technology Department as well as the Cedar Valley College application.  Acceptance and registration for courses are on a first-come, first-served basis.American Animal Hospital Association logo

Note: All courses listed in this Certificate Program are transferrable to the Veterinary Technology Associates Degree and do NOT require any prerequisites.

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