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College Catalog 2014-15

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Degree

A.S. Veterinary Technology

DEGREE: A.S. Veterinary Technology
Code #1017

Enrollment Eligibility:
To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of BIOL 400 or BIOL 310 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Completion of CHEM 305 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Completion of BIOL 440 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Completion of a pre-enrollment form including official copies of all college transcripts.
  • AVMA requires that all applicants for enrollment must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Enrollment Process:
Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Admission to the program is based on a random lottery process from among the qualified applicants. Only students who meet the educational and pre-veterinary technology requirements, and follow the pre-enrollment procedures will be considered for the program. Meeting all the requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Forms are available from the Careers and Technology Division office or apply online at www.crc.losrios.edu/VetTechApp. Only completed application packets will be considered. Completed applications must include all official college transcripts. Grades in progress will be accepted. Transcripts must be submitted as soon as they are available. Refer to current information sheet.

NOTE: The AVMA requires that all applicants for enrollment must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Only students who meet the pre-enrollment requirements and follow the pre-enrollment procedures will be considered for the program. Applications must be received for the following Fall semester by April 1.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO STUDENTS
In order to ensure that prerequisites for subsequent courses are met and to allow completion of course work in four semesters, the student must adhere to the following schedule. NOTE: Each VT course is offered only once per year in either the spring or fall semester, as shown in the Required Program section.

  • SEMESTER 1 (Fall): VT 100, VT 111
  • SEMESTER 2 (Spring): VT 110, VT 113, VT 152, VT 298
  • SEMESTER 3 (Fall): VT 120, VT 122, VT 126, VT 298
  • SEMESTER 4 (Spring): VT123, VT 130, VT 131, VT 134, VT 298

With the exception of VT 110, all courses are pre- or co-requisites for the subsequent semester’s courses. Failure to complete a course successfully will therefore delay progress through the program.

VT 298, Work Experience, can only be taken after successful completion of VT 100 and VT 111. Per AVMA requirements, a minimum of 300 hours is required.

Failure to complete all required courses for the A.S. degree will make you ineligible to sit for the State Board examination under the AVMA accredited program eligibility guidelines.

1Students enrolled in VT 100 will be required to spend 2-6 hours per week in the care of colony animals, Shifts will be assigned and will include weekends, holidays, and semester break.

2Students enrolled in VT 111 will be required to spend 2-6 hours per week in the care of colony animals. Shifts will be assigned and will include weekends, holidays, and semester break.

3Students enrolled in VT 152 will be required to spend 2-6 hours per week in the care of colony animals. Shifts will be assigned and will include weekends, holidays, and semester break.

4Students enrolled in VT 113 will be required to spend 2-6 hours per week in the care of colony animals. Shifts will be assigned and will include weekends, holidays, and semester break.

5Students enrolled in VT 120 will be required to spend 2-6 hours per week in the care of colony animals. Shifts will be assigned and will include weekends, holidays, and semester break.

6Students enrolled in VT 126 will be required to spend 2-6 hours per week in the care of colony animals. Shifts will be assigned and will include weekends, holidays, and semester break.

7Students enrolled in VT 130 will be required to spend 2-6 hours per week in the care of colony animals. Shifts will be assigned and will include weekends, holidays, and semester break.

8Students enrolled in VT 131 will be required to spend 2-6 hours per week in the care of colony animals. Shifts will be assigned and will include weekends, holidays, and semester break.

9Beginning with the entering class of 2010-11, students must complete a minimum of 300 hours of internship/work experience. Students in a paid work experience earn one unit for a minimum of 75 hours. Students in an unpaid work experience earn one unit for a minimum of 60 hours. Work Experience is repeatable when there is new or expanded learning on the job.

Associate Degree
The Veterinary Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree may be obtained by completion of the required program and general requirements as well as sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.