The veterinary technology degree is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the field of veterinary technology. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics. In addition, the program emphasizes specialized training in animal health care. Program graduates receive a veterinary technology associate of applied science degree and are eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination to become qualified as registered veterinary technicians in the state of Georgia. The Gwinnett Technical College veterinary technology program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as a program for educating veterinary technicians. This program is only offered full-time, during the day. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum plus required core prerequisites)
View the Veterinary Technology AAS Program Fact Sheet for additional information.
Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants’ transfer credit and/or testing results. The time to complete prerequisites is not included in the total program lengths listed. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the admissions office once pre-requisites have been completed. File completion does not guarantee an interview or acceptance. Prerequisites must be completed by deadline. (ENGL 1101 ; FYES 1000 ; BIOL 1111 and BIOL 1111L or BIOL 2107 and BIOL 2107L ; CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L or CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L ; MATH 1111 and one course from Area II and one course from Area IV. Please see the competitive health application at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/ for additional information.
Veterinary technician, positions in small and large animal practice, zoos, research, veterinary product sales and development and academia