Veterinary Technician Degree

Veterinary Technician AAS Degree (76 Credits)

Two veterinary students holding a dog

Prior to Admission (8 Credits)

  • BIO:114, General Biology IA*, 4 credits
  • CHM:122, Introduction to General Chemistry*, 4 credits

 

Term 1 (14 Credits)

  • AGV:118, Animal Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 credits
  • AGV:119, Veterinary Medical Terminology, 2 credits
  • AGV:130, Clinical Technology I, 3 credits
  • AGV:186, Canine and Feline Behavior, 2 credits
  • ENG:105, Composition I*, 3 credits

 

Term 2 (16 Credits)

  • AGV:127, Animal Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credits
  • AGV:131, Clinical Technology II, 3 credits
  • AGV:133, Veterinary Clinic Pathology I, 3 credits
  • AGV:146, Large Animal Care, 3 credits
  • MAT:104, Applied Math Topics+, 3 credits

 

Term 3 - Summer (11 Credits)

  • AGV:113, Canine and Feline Nutrition, 2 credits
  • AGV:149, Large Animal Diseases, 1 credit
  • AGV:184, Lab Animal Medicine, 2 credits
  • HUM:110, Changes and Choices, 3 credits
  • SPC:170, Professional Communication, 3 credits

 

Term 4 (15 Credits)

  • AGV:134, Veterinary Clinic Pathology II, 3 credits
  • AGV:140, Veterinary Pharmacology, 3 credits
  • AGV:182, Diagnostic Imaging, 3 credits
  • AGV:232, Clinical Technology III, 4 credits
  • AGV:248, Surgery and Anesthesia for Vet Techs, 2 credits

 

Term 5 (12 Credits)

  • AGV:159, Surgical Nursing, 3 credits
  • AGV:170, Veterinary Anesthesiology, 3 credits
  • AGV:933, Internship, 6 credits

 

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Iowa Veterinary Technician Examination and the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

* These general education courses can be taken prior to entering the program
+ Applied Math Topics MUST be taken AFTER the student has been accepted to the program