Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at the college you plan to attend.
You may submit an application to the program at any time during the year, but first-year students start the program each August. You must submit a completed application packet before June 1 to begin the program that fall. Initial selection for the fall class will be made around June 1 of each year, and applicants will be notified of acceptance status by July 1.
To apply to the Veterinary Technology associate degree program, you must complete or have in progress certain prerequisite courses.
View these in the official degree plan.
Please contact the Veterinary Technology program to obtain these forms.
Students interested in completing the Veterinary Technology associate degree program that do not have prerequisites completed by June 1 can apply for the certificate program. If accepted, students will complete four technician courses while completing general education courses for the program. The certificate program is completed in two semesters, beginning in the fall of each year. The application deadline is June 1.
Students who are accepted and declare themselves as veterinary assistant certificate participants are waived from taking the TSI exam or other alternative assessment exams.
View the degree plan for the Small Animal Veterinary Assisting Certificate.
Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.
Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.
If you have questions about the program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to
contact us or see our
Frequently Asked Questions.