Below is a partial list of program courses. Click on the degree or certificate below to view complete course offerings and requirements:
- A.A.S. Degree: Veterinary Technology
- A.S. Degree - Biology
- Certificate: Veterinary Assistant
- Certificate: Veterinary Receptionist
VETT 100 - Veterinary Practice Management - 2.00 credits
Orientation to career opportunities available in veterinary technology. Professional ethics, public relations, and psychological adjustment of the student in terms of understanding the need for physical treatment, and care of animals. Client relations, vaccination programs, regulatory organizations, receptionists duties, breeds and breed characteristics, neutering, puppy care, diets and hospital management.
VETT 101 - Veterinary Technician I - 4.00 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to Veterinary Technology Program. Introduction to veterinary practice animal pathophysiology and pharmacology associated with the cell, immune, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. The course covers general animal nursing, principles of handling and restraint, animal husbandry, administration of medications, bathing, and basic laboratory tests.
VETT 108 - Clinical Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians - 2.00 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technician Program. Vocabulary. Metric and apothecary conversions. Drug and dosage calculations. Preparation of solutions based on percents, ratios and drugs. Infusion flow rates and constant rate infusion.
VETT 110 - Veterinary Technician II - 4.00 credits
Prerequisite: VETT 101 & Admission to the Veterinary Technology program. This course covers veterinary practice animal physiology, pathology, and pharmacology. Course content includes the renal system, reproductive system, endocrine system, amphibian and reptile care, and pet bird care. Hands-on skills in blood and specimen collection, anesthesia, surgical preparation, intravenous catheterization, surgical monitoring, and radiographic processing.
VETT 111 - Infectious Disease Management - 2.00 credits
Prerequisite: Admission into the Veterinary Technology Program. This course will provide medical knowledge of microorganisms, parasites, sanitation, disinfectants, sterilization, zoonotic diseases, and public health problems associated with the veterinary industry. Students will learn standard operating procedures for parasite and vermin control, cleaning and sterilization, and sanitary patient care.
VETT 200 - Veterinary Technician III - 4.00 credits
Prerequisites: VETT 101 & VETT 110 & Admission to the Veterinary Technology program. This course covers veterinary radiology, electrocardiography, dentistry, and pharmacology. The course provides hands-on education in anesthesia, surgical preparation, surgical assisting, post-operative procedures, bandaging, blood transfusions, intravenous catheterization, radiographic techniques, and parenteral fluid administration.
VETT 201 - Clinical Pathology Techniques I - 4.00 credits
Introduction to laboratory procedures including preparation of blood smears, cell identification, fecal analysis, and parasitology, urinalysis and urine sediment valuation.
VETT 202 - Veterinary Anatomy - 5.00 credits
Prerequisite: BIOL 101 or BIOL 106 & VETT 101 & VETT 110. Basic principles of anatomy using a systemic approach. Physiology as it relates to anatomy and applicable pathology involving the animal body systems. Comparison of the animal species using the cat for dissection.
VETT 203 - Laboratory Animal Technology - 2.00 credits
Prerequisite: VETT 101, VETT 110 & VETT 201 & Admission to the Veterinary Technology program. Restraint and handling of laboratory animals and birds. Blood collection, restraint, identification, medicating, anesthesia, and specimen collection. Technical skills for laboratory animal research.
VETT 209 - Equine Medicine and Management - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: VETT 212 & Admission to the Veterinary Technology program. Breeds and types of horses and their use. A study of conformation as it relates to soundness, horse psychology, fitting, conditioning, first aid and restraint, parasites and their control, farm management for safety, nutrition, mare care, breeding, foaling, hoof soundness, equine diseases and their prevention.
VETT 210 - Veterinary Technician IV - 4.00 credits
Prerequisite: VETT 200 Veterinary Technician III and Admission to the Veterinary Technology program . This course provides advanced veterinary technician knowledge in wound management, soft tissue surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and dermatology. The course provides hands-on education in anesthesia, surgical preparation, surgical assisting, post-operative procedures, bandaging, blood transfusions, intravenous catheterization, parenteral fluid administration, ultrasonography, and dental radiography.
VETT 211 - Clinical Pathology Techniques II - 5.00 credits
Prerequisite: VETT 201 & Admission to the Veterinary Technology program. Theory and performance in hematologic, urinalysis, clinical chemistry, and parasitology. Introduction to simple immunologic tests, blood coagulation tests, and bone marrow evaluation. Emphasis on hematology and hemoparasites.
VETT 212 - Large Animal Technology - 4.00 credits
Prerequisite: VETT 101 & VETT 110 & Admission to the Veterinary Technology program. Techniques necessary to assist the veterinarian in a large animal or mixed practice and in research facilities. Bovine, porcine, and ovine and caprine medicine and management including restraint, blood collection, medicating, and nursing techniques.
VETT 214 - Veterinary Technician Preceptorship - 6.00 credits
Prerequisite: Two semesters of first-year veterinary technology courses. Supervised intensive clinical study under direction of cooperation veterinarian to provide 400 hours of actual work experience.