2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Sep 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Technology, AAS


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Program Description

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.

View the Veterinary Technology AAS Program Fact Sheet  for additional information.

Prerequisites

Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants’ transfer credit and/or testing results. 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.

Employment Opportunities

Veterinary technician, positions in small and large animal practice, zoos, research, veterinary product sales and development and academia

Curriculum


Essential General Education Core Courses (20 Credits)


Area I - Language Arts/Communication


Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences


(Choose ONE of the following)

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics


(Successful completion of  MATH 1111  is required)

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts


(Choose ONE of the following)

Total Hours: 79


Suggested First Semester classes:


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