Veterinary Technology - AAS Degree (2007-2008)
Willmar (75 Credits) - Education Plan
|Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Technology program covers two years of college-level study taught by experienced veterinarians and technicians. This program will prepare graduates to assist veterinarians, biomedical researchers and professional animal scientists. After completing general studies and coursework, students gain occupational experience through a twelve-week internship program at a veterinary clinic or hospital, laboratory, research facility, or zoo.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary for acceptance into the Veterinary Technology major. In addition, students are required to successfully complete one year or equivalent of high school biology, chemistry, and algebra. Grades of C (2.0 GPA) or higher must be earned in each of these prerequisite courses. Prospective applicants without these required courses are encouraged to talk to a counselor.
The Veterinary Technology program is academically rigorous, and it takes highly motivated individuals with better than average ability to master a sizeable course load of scientific and medical material in a relatively short time. Experience with animals and an understanding of the field of veterinary medicine is ideally beneficial to applicants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to spend at least one week observing or working in a veterinary clinic with a veterinary technician.
In order to progress in the Veterinary Technology program, a student must achieve at least a "C" grade in each Veterinary Technology course and required science courses including: Chemistry, Biology, and Microbiology. An overall "C" in all classes is essential for graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree.
|Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 67 while the section is listed as having 66 credits.|
|Minnesota Transfer Curriculum|
|Choose electives in the following areas: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communications.|
|See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.|
|Total AAS Degree Credits:||75|