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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Veterinary Technology

For more information, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at mathscience@volstate.edu.

This two-year program provides preparation and training in Veterinary Technology. Vol State has initial accreditation through the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA). 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 limited and competitive. Applications for admission are due in the Fall for the Spring semester.

Check the Veterinary Technology website for specific due dates. 

The following are required for consideration and selection into the program: admission to the college, acceptable placement scores or completion of all learning support, 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.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of hospital procedures, communicate in all formats and recognize applicable laws.

  2. Calculate and administer prescribed drugs and communicate necessary client information.

  3. Assess patient and demonstrate care under the following: husbandry, therapeutics, and dentistry for companion animals, farm animal, laboratory animals and exotic species.

  4. Formulate an anesthesia plan and demonstrate ability to implement the plan and maintain anesthesia during all phases, including utilizing appropriate equipment.

  5. Recognize routine surgical procedures, manage patient preparation and surgical environment accurately.

  6. Manage laboratory specimens, operate equipment to analyze specimens and evaluate validity of results.

  7. Create diagnostic radiographs and recognize non-radiographic imaging modalities.

CIP Code: (01) 01.8301.00

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (70)

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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