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Associate in Applied Science

Veterinary Assistant - Certificate

MCC Campus(es): 
MCC-Maple Woods

Vet Tech Department, 816.604.3235
Email: Chris Morrow Joan Gorman | Natalie Short

IMPORTANT: Certificate and degree requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

Veterinary Assistant Certificate

Veterinary assistants look care for the animals in animal hospitals and clinics. They care for the well-being of animals by performing routine tasks under the supervision of veterinarians, veterinary technologists, and technicians. Working as a veterinary assistant can be a good way to get started on your path to other jobs in animal health. 

Students interested in earning the Veterinary Assistant Certificate can enroll in the courses below.  The General Education courses can be taken at any of our MCC campus locations.  The Program Specific courses will be offered at select campuses during certain semesters.  

General Education Requirements (Any MCC Campus)
COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading 1 3
COMM 100
COMM 102
COMM 223
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communication ~or~
Interpersonal Communication
BIOL 101
BIOL 106
General Biology ~or~
General Zoology
Program Specific Requirements: SUMMER CLASSES and night classes (See details below)
ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology 2
VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management 2
Following courses require a "C" or better in BIOL 101 or 106, and ANHS 130
ANHS 140 Animal Diseases of Canine, Feline, and Exotic Pets 2
ANHS 150 Animal Care and Sanitation  2

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 

Will need to be taken as one of your first classes if you have not already completed 15 college hours.  The online enrollment system will not allow you to enroll into the other courses until you have enrolled in or completed COLL 100.

General Education Courses

These courses can be taken any semester at any of the 5 Metropolitan Community College locations.

VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management 

  • MCC-Blue River: Spring Semester evenings  
  • MCC-Maple Woods:  Summer Session daytime

ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology

  • MCC-Online:  Spring, Summer, and Fall Sessions
  • MCC-Blue River:  Summer Session evenings
  • MCC-Maple Woods:  Summer Session daytime

ANHS 140 Animal Diseases of Canine, Feline, and Exotic Pets; and ANHS 150 Animal Care and Sanitation

  • MCC-Maple Woods:  Fall Semester at the Maple Woods Veterinary Technology Building.
Last Modified: 1/21/20