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2021-2022 General Catalog 
2021-2022 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

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Campus Offered: Council Bluffs

The Veterinary Technology program of study prepares students to become entry-level veterinary technicians who work under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian for any purpose except diagnosis, prescription, or surgery. Graduates can find employment in many sectors including small and large private animal practice, animal shelters and humane societies, clinical laboratories, education, zoos, government, research, and the biomedical industry. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. To become a registered professional, a graduate must successfully complete the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and the Iowa Veterinary Technician Examination to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). This program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) under the guidelines set forth by the accrediting body.

Program Prerequisite: A college-level chemistry course of at least three semester hours OR a high school-level chemistry course of at least one semester in length.

Students must complete the curriculum described below:

Recommended Course Sequence

Program Prerequisites

Semester Total: 4.0 Credits

Semester Total: 13.0 Credits

Semester Total: 17.0 Credits

Semester Total: 11.0 Credits

Semester Total: 18.0 Credits

Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 79.0


Students must earn a “C” or higher in all required courses in order to graduate.

2Social Science/Humanities Elective must be selected from the following:

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