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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Veterinary Assistant Technical Certificate


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This technical certificate is a two semester program designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as animal handlers/veterinary assistants or laboratory animal caregivers.  This certificate is the first step for many students to become Certified Assistant Laboratory Animal Technicians (ALAT) or Certified Veterinary Practice Managers (CVPM).

A formal application is not required for admission to this program. Enrollment for all VTA courses is managed by the Program Director.  Interested students should schedule an advising appointment to plan a course of study.

Enrollment in Veterinary Assistant Certificate courses requires the following:

  • Admission to the college
  • Acceptable placement scores or completion of all Learning Support Competencies
  • Advising meeting with Veterinary Technology advisors prior to registration
  • Students who wish to complete the certificate program in two sequential semesters must submit a graduation application packet to the college at the beginning of the first semester in which they are enrolled.

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (22)


Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this certificate. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary
Veterinary Assistant $17,460 $23,300

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

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