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Notice of change in Eligibility Requirements

Notice of change in Eligibility Requirements

     Effective for the application period for entry to the Veterinary Technology Program starting in the Fall semester of 2018, Biology 310 will no longer be accepted as a prerequisite. Students are now advised to plan to take the more comprehensive Biology 400 as part of the educational plan. Students who have taken Biology 310 prior to the spring semester 2017 may still apply for entry to the Veterinary Technology program for fall 2017. Students who apply but are not accepted to the class beginning 2017, will be required to complete Biology 400 for any further application.

Veterinary Technology Program Description

Degree

A.S. Veterinary Technology

Certificate of Achievement

Veterinary Technology Program Disclosure

Program Description

CRC's Veterinary Technology program is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career as a Registered Veterinary Technician. The program offers a rigorous yet rewarding academic curriculum while simultaneously providing ample hands-on experience. The student will gain a working knowledge of animal behavior, restraint, nutrition and nursing. The curriculum will include, but not be restricted to, the performance of emergency care, anesthesia, dental care, surgical assistance and laboratory procedures.

Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) (previously known as Animal Health Technicians) are trained professionals who work as highly skilled assistants to veterinarians and researchers. Their knowledge and skills have led to their being desirable employees in a variety of related fields.

Most states (including California) require official licensing or certification of RVTs. In California certification is accomplished by:

  • completion of an educational curriculum
  • achievement of a passing score on a state board exam

Career Opportunities

  • Private Veterinary Practice
  • Zoos/Wild Animal Parks
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Veterinary Supplies Sales
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Military Service
  • Education
  • Biomedical Research
  • Humane Societies/Animal Control
  • Regulatory Veterinary Medicine
  • Livestock Health Management

Highlights

  • One of only six programs in California that has earned accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Acceptance of degree by examining boards in states other than California
  • High-quality training recognized by local employers
  • Excellent record of students passing state board exams
  • On-the-job training and future job placement opportunities

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see www.crc.losrios.edu/pslo