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Curriculum

The Veterinary Technology Program is a full time, five semester Associate of Applied Science program. The Program admits one class per year, beginning in the fall semester. At the successful completion of the Program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), which will qualify them as Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT�s) in the state of Louisiana.\

 

 PREREQUISITE COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

ENGL 101

English Composition I  

3

MATH 120

Algebra

3

BIOL 141

General Biology I

3

BIOL 143

General Biology I Lab

1

  

REQUIRED RELATED COURSES (To be taken before graduation):

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

BIOL 210

Microbiology

3

BIOL 212

Microbiology Lab

1

PSYC 127

General Psychology

3

SPCH 130

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

 

NOTE: Science courses over 10 years old may require repetition. Check with the Allied Health Admissions counselor.

 

REQUIRED COURSES IN MAJOR:

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

VETT 101

Animal Health Careers

1

VETT 102

Veterinary Office Procedures & Hospital Management

3

VETT 103

Veterinary Medical Terminology

3

VETT 105

Animal Anatomy & Physiology

3

VETT 106

Animal Anatomy & Physiology Lab

1

VETT 121

Animal Nursing Skills I

2

VETT 125

Pharmacology for Vet. Techs.

2

VETT 131

Surgical Nursing for Vet. Techs.

2

VETT 135

Clinical Pathology I

3

VETT 136

Clinical Pathology I Lab

1

VETT 141

Anesthesia for Vet. Techs.

2

VETT 145

Radiology for Vet. Techs.

2

VETT 157

Clinical Externship I

2

VETT 205

Small Animal Medicine

3

VETT 211

Laboratory Animal Med. & Nursing

2

VETT 221

Animal Nursing Skills II

2

VETT 227

Clinical Externship I

2

VETT 235

Clinical Pathology II

2

VETT 241

Large Animal Med. & Nursing

3

VETT 251

Veterinary Technology Trends

2

VETT 257

Clinical Externship III

2

 

* Required Grade of C or higher

Total Credit Hours: 65