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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary
Veterinary Assistant $17,300 $23,600

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

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.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (10)

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