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Catalog 2015-16 
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Veterinary Technology

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Health Workforce Shortage Program
Selective Admissions Program

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses. Students must complete the English and Mathematics General Education requirements within the first 24 credits.

Spring Semester Year 1, Prior to Selective Admissions


Prerequisites - 6 Credits

General Education Requirements and Electives - 18 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose a course in either category from the list of approved General Education Courses. It must be a Diversity course.

  • Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 41 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 65*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.

Program Description

Veterinary technicians are nurses for the veterinary profession. The five-semester Veterinary Technology Program provides students with the foundation and skill set necessary to pursue a career as a veterinary technician in private practice, specialty practice, zoo/wildlife, labs, research, shelters, etc. Emphasis is on companion animals, with exposure to lab animal, exotic and large animal species. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) and state requirements.  The program includes didactic and interactive learning as well as clinical experience.  An internship of clinical rotations is provided by the program during the second year.

Students must be available to take courses in the day and evening. In addition, it may be necessary to attend Saturday classes and to travel to off-campus locations. (Transportation is not provided.) Students are required to undergo pre-exposure rabies immunization, furnish proof of health insurance, have had a Tetanus booster within the last five years, and purchase uniforms.

School of Health Professions Policies

Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code; exhibit professional behavior; communicate effectively in English; provide proof of health insurance, immunizations, and a tuberculosis (TB) test; and submit to a criminal background check and random drug testing. Students are expected to pay the costs associated with these requirements.


Effective January 5, 2015, applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a new Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-1989 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.

 The Veterinary Technology Program is a Selective Admissions process and admittance to the program is highly competitive.  Although minimum grades in prerequisites are required and listed, grades of B or better are strongly recommended. 

The Veterinary Technology program accepts a class in the Fall of every academic calendar year. To be guaranteed consideration for fall admission to the program, all application materials must be completed by April 15. VETT 106  and BIOL 110  taken in the Spring will be accepted with the understanding that Selective Admissions will then use these course grades in their evaluation.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. perform the primary duties associated with the animal care field, including clinical laboratory and operating room procedures;
  2. establish patient imaging protocols;
  3. administer medications;
  4. educate owners about their pets’ health problems and how to achieve successful resolution of those problems; and
  5. supervise all aspects of patient care.

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