2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Technician Assistant Certificate


VA11

Program Description

The Veterinary Technician Assistant Technical certificate provides educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in an entry-level position in the field of veterinary assisting. Graduates are able to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in providing quality animal healthcare including obtaining and recording patient information, preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery; collecting samples and performing certain laboratory procedures; dressing wounds; assisting in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures; exposing and developing diagnostic radiographs; communicating with animal owners; and feeding and caring for animals. This program is not offered as a standalone program. This program is only offered full-time, during the day. Technical courses apply to the degree program in Veterinary Technology. (Program Length: 4 Semesters Minimum plus required core prerequisites)

Students applying for this program must be accepted into the Veterinary Technology degree program.

Employment Opportunities

Veterinary assistant, animal healthcare assistant

Regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions that participate in the Title IV student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs, two years earlier, that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Click here to review current Gwinnett Technical College data for the Veterinary Technician certificate.

Curriculum


Essential General Education Core Courses (11 Credits)


(Successful completion of  MATH 1111  or MATH 1103  is required)

Total Hours: 28


Suggested First Semester classes: