Printed on 5/25/2020
Associate Degree (AAS)
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*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
If you are passionate about caring for animals, then the Veterinary Technician program might be a good fit for you. This program will prepare you to collect patient history and perform the initial physical exam, place intravenous catheters and administer medications, anesthetize and monitor patients, and assist in surgery for both large and small animals. You’ll also gain the skills to perform dental cleanings on dogs and cats, and handle, restrain and care for rats, mice, rabbits and birds. Plus, you’ll learn how to apply bandages and splints on both large and small animals, evaluate lab samples under the microscope and accurately document records.
Estimated Program Cost
This program will cost about
based on current tuition and fees.
Textbooks will cost about $1,251.50*.
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.
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* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.
* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.
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TEAS Score Requirement
A TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) composite score of 58.7 or above is required for admission to the Pre-Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, OTA , Medical Lab, Neurodiagnostic, and Vet Tech Programs.
Upon completion of TEAS, call Counseling and Advising at 920-735-5696 to discuss program and requirements
High School Transcript
Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.
Vet Tech Tech Standards
Read, sign and submit the Veterinary Technician Technical Standards form to Enrollment Services: www.fvtc.edu/VetTechStandards
Credit Transfer Options
They're your credits. Take them with you!
Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.
- Manage veterinary business functions.
- Integrate all aspects of patient management for anesthetics, surgical, and medical nursing procedures.
- Produce diagnostic radiographic images.
- Perform laboratory procedures.
- Administer prescribed drugs.
Please review [this guide](https://www.fvtc.edu/Portals/0/PDFs/Programs/Vet-Tech-Checklist.pdf) for complete admissions and program information.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a program GPA of 2.0 (C in both cases).
To be successful and safe in this program, students must meet the minimum requirements for English language proficiency (high intermediate at a minimum, with advanced level preferred). Students who do not meet these requirements can get help by enrolling in FVTC’s [Intensive English program](https://www.fvtc.edu/global-education/learn-english).
This program is only offered full-time during the day.
This program is only accepting 26 students each FALL
Your program requires that you complete Animal Anatomy and Physiology which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 80 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 83 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 2 semesters of HS Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry (10-806-134) with C or better.
This program includes a full-time summer session between Year 1 and Year 2: Surgical Nursing 1 is ONLY offered in summer.
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