Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
66 Hours

Major

51 Hours
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COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
HSC 2410
Microbiology
3

Explores basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms including the basic composition, metabolism, genetics, immunology, and epidemiology of microorganisms. The human diseases caused by these microorganisms in addition to their treatments will be presented. A laboratory may be taken concurrently with the lecture course; students will perform several experiments to reinforce the material presented in lecture. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 2411

HSC 2411
Microbiology Lab
1

Prepares students to perform several experiments to reinforce the material presented in lecture. This course will explore basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms including the basic composition, metabolism, genetics, immunology, epidemiology, physical and chemical control of microorganisms and identification of microorganisms. Laboratory is to be taken concurrently with the lecture course, Microbiology. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 2410

VET 1010A
Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technology
4

Provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals commonly encountered in veterinary medicine. Emphasis will be placed on the parts and function of the systems of the animal body and associated medical terminology. Must complete with a B- or better to be eligible for acceptance in the Professional Track. 60 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
VET 1011

VET 1011
Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technology Lab
1

Accompanies the lecture course. 60 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
VET 1010A

VET 1050
Fundamentals of Veterinary Technology
4

Introduces students to the veterinary technology profession. Emphasis is placed on regulatory and ethical issues, handling, restraint, and behavior of animals, sanitation, husbandry, and nutrition. This course will also encompass medical terminology, pharmacology, and breed identification. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Corequisite(s):
HSC 2410, VET 1110, VET 1210

Concurrent requisite(s):
VET 1050L

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Veterinary Technician program.

VET 1110
Laboratory and Exotic Animal Procedures and Nursing
2

Provides an overview of the study of exotic animals and animals used in research. Emphasis is placed on the selection and procurement of animals, safety and health considerations, legal regulations, and policies on the care and use of laboratory animals, husbandry, care, and importance of environment. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course. 22.5 hours of lecture and 15 hours of lab are required.

Corequisite(s):
HSC 2410, VET 1050, VET 1210

Concurrent requisite(s):
VET 1110L

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Veterinary Technician program.

VET 1210
Large Animal Procedures and Nursing
2

Presents nursing procedures on large animals to be performed in clinical, laboratory, or farm settings. Emphasis is placed on preparation and assisting of the physical exam, administering medications including injections, venipuncture, catheterization, collection of laboratory specimens, bandaging techniques, and care of the critical patient. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course. 22.5 hours of lecture and 15 hours of lab are required.

Corequisite(s):
HSC 2410, VET 1110

Concurrent requisite(s):
VET 1210L

Requirement(s):
Acceptance in Veterinary Technician program.

VET 2010
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
3

Prepares students to safely and effectively produce diagnostic radiographic and non-radiographic images. Emphasis will be placed on decision-making abilities such as determining diagnostic quality, exercising professional judgment to minimize personnel radiation exposure, understanding the proper anatomical landmarks for positioning patients for diagnostic images, and equipment maintenance. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 2410, VET 1050, VET 1110, VET 1210

Corequisite(s):
VET 2050

Concurrent requisite(s):
VET 2010L

VET 2050
Veterinary Pathology
4

Presents a study of veterinary diseases and zoonoses. Emphasis is placed on identification and classification of diseases, diagnosis, methods of transmission, prevention of disease, and treatment modalities. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course. 60 hours of lecture are required.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 2410, VET 1050, VET 1110, VET 1210

Corequisite(s):
VET 2010

VET 2110
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Procedures
5

Provides a comprehensive study in the principles and procedures for the veterinary practice laboratory. Emphasis is placed on microscopy, interpretation of microscopic observations, laboratory safety, quality control principles and practices, and technical skills in hematology, cytology, clinical chemistry, serology, parasitology, urinalysis, microbiology, and prosection. 52.5 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
VET 2010, VET 2050

Corequisite(s):
VET 2150, VET 2210

Concurrent requisite(s):
VET 2110L

VET 2150
Veterinary Pharmacology
5

Provides further study in the area of veterinary drugs and medicines. Emphasis is placed on classification of drugs and medicines, calculating dosages, administering and dispensing drugs and medicines, legal issues, and recordkeeping. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course. 75 hours of lecture are required.

Prerequisite(s):
VET 2010, VET 2050

Corequisite(s):
VET 2110, VET 2210

VET 2210
Introduction to Veterinary Surgical Procedures and Nursing
5

Provides an orientation to nursing care and surgical procedures in the veterinary practice. Emphasis is placed on the care of the patient and equipment, preparation and assisting of the physical exam, and examination room procedures. Students will also be introduced to concepts including pharmacology for animals, venipuncture, catheterization, collection of laboratory specimens, bandaging techniques, care of the critical patient and surgical procedures including anesthesia. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course. 45 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
VET 2010, VET 2050

Corequisite(s):
VET 2110, VET 2150

Concurrent requisite(s):
VET 2210L

VET 2310
Advanced Veterinary Surgical Procedures and Nursing
6

Provides advanced study and practice in surgical assisting, postoperative care, anesthesiology, and dentistry. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course. 45 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
VET 2110, VET 2150, VET 2210

Corequisite(s):
VET 2410, VET 2510

Concurrent requisite(s):
VET 2310L

VET 2410
Veterinary Technology Capstone/Board Review
2

Emphasizes the preparation of students for the licensing exam. This class is taken along with the Veterinary Technician Externship course. Must complete with a B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course. This is a capstone course.

Prerequisite(s):
VET 2110, VET 2150, VET 2210

Corequisite(s):
VET 2310, VET 2510

VET 2510
Veterinary Technology Internship
4

Requires students to complete a minimum of 240 hours of unpaid work experience in a veterinary facility under the supervision of a veterinarian. Students will perform administrative and clinical duties that may include but are not limited to: admission and preparation of animals for a veterinary examination, record keeping, administration of medications, performance of routine laboratory procedures, performance of radiologic testing, assisting in surgery, and the maintenance of anesthesia. This occupation-based instruction will be implemented through the use of written individualized training plans, written performance evaluations, and required on-the-job training. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
VET 2110, VET 2150, VET 2210

Corequisite(s):
VET 2310, VET 2410

General Education

15 Hours
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