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2017-2018 VSCC Catalog 
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Technology - A.A.S.

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This two year program provides preparation and training in Veterinary Technology.  Vol State has initial accreditation through AVMA. Students graduating from this program are eligible to sit for the National Veterinary Technology Exam required for licensure in Tennessee.  Admission to the program is competitive. Applications for admission are due in the Spring for the following Fall semester, followed by interviews and final class selection. Check the Veterinary Technology website for specific due dates.  The following are required for consideration and selection into the program:

  • Admission to the College
  • Application to the Veterinary Technology Program, with required documentation including observation hours completed with a veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician.
  • Personal Interview
  • Clear background check and proof of health insurance prior to final selection

For additional information about the program, contact the Mathematics and Science Division or visit www.volstate.edu/VetTech.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (70)

Computer Literacy Requirement

See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information

The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. 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 Technician (LVMT) $20,460 $28,080


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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