Veterinary Technology

Veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a veterinarian, performing clinical laboratory, diagnostic, and nursing procedures for animals. Apply & Register Program Details

Veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a veterinarian, performing clinical laboratory, diagnostic, and nursing procedures for animals.


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
BIO-111 Biology I - Science 4
MTH-100 Algebraic Concepts 4
CHM-101 General, Organic & Biological Chemistry I 4
    15
First Year / Second Semester
ASC-106 Office Procedures for Veterinary Technicians 2
ASC-107 Calculations for Veterinary Technicians 1
ASC-111 Animal Biology 4
ASC-115 Small Animal Nursing I for Veterinary Techs 3
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
    13
First Year / Third Semester
ASC-112 Principles of Animal Husbandry 2
CSC-101 Computer Literacy 3
    5
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
ASC-292 Small Animal Co-op 3
ASC-213 Laboratory Animal Science 3
ASC-215 Farm Animal Nursing 1
BIO-221 Microbiology I 4
ASC-236 Radiology for Veterinary Technicians 2
ASC-240 Parasitology 3
    16
Second Year / Second Semester
ASC-200 Dental Techniques for Veterinary Techs 1
ASC-220 Hematology for Veterinary Technicians 3
ASC-235 Clinical Laboratory for Veterinary Techs 2
ASC-261 Pathology for Veterinary Techs 2
ASC-270 Veterinary Pharmacology 2
ASC-214 Small Animal Nursing II 2
...-... Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective or  
...-... Diversity - Social Science General Education Elective 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 64
1 NOTE: Clinical placements are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body

Program Goals

  • To prepare students for employment in various animal health fields, such as small animal practices, teaching hospitals, exotic practices, and veterinary offices.
  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To provide a concentration of course work appropriate for Veterinary Science students.
  • To provide students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in veterinary technology.
  • To provide students with the basic principles of nursing as it pertains to veterinary offices.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Integrate and apply science and veterinary science knowledge.
  2. Practice basic veterinary nursing and non-invasive medical procedures.
  3. Provide humane and compassionate care to patient.
  4. Present patient information in both written and oral formats.

Employment Opportunities

  • Animal hospitals
  • Biomedical laboratories
  • Animal health related fields
  • Retail sales in animal care

Special Admissions Requirements

After completion of the prerequisites with a “C” or higher, applicants must submit an online application and select Veterinary Technology as the program of choice. The application and all official transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration between September 1 and March 1 to be considered for fall acceptance. Students submitting applications between March 2 and August 31 will be considered for the following spring semester. Applications not approved for fall will be held for spring and applicants do not need to re-apply. One class will be accepted per semester. All prerequisite courses and all documentation, including evaluation of all high school and/or college transcripts must be completed prior to the deadlines. After applying the following will then occur:

  1. Review of applications by the Veterinary Technology Program Director in March and August.
  2. Candidates will receive written notification of the selection decision.
  3. Accepted applicants are required to attend a program orientation session to review program requirements.

 

Admission to the program is on a competitive basis and the completion of prerequisites and core curricular courses does not guarantee admission to the program. Since there are more applicants than there are positions, admission points will be assigned according to the applicants documented record. Criteria for selection are based on past performance and grades on core curriculum requirements. Heavy emphasis will be placed on math and science courses where applicable.

Science courses that were completed five or more years prior to enrollment in the vet tech program will not be accepted for credit. Students previously accepted into the program and have not enrolled in vet tech (ASC) courses since August 2012, will be required to re-apply for the program through the application process. Preference will be given to students who have completed their core curriculum requirements at Camden County College. Vet tech courses from colleges other than CCC will not be accepted.

Special Program Requirements

  • Students must complete a 300-hour supervised co-op program.
  • Maintain a grade of C or better in all Veterinary Technology courses.
  • Achieve a grade of C or better in college-level biology, chemistry and algebraic concepts.
  • Maintain a 2.6 GPA.
Veterinary Technician National Examination Scores Three Year Total
July 2014 - June 2018
Number of first-time candidates that passed the VTNE XX
Number of first time candidates that have taken the VTNE 50
Three-year VTNE pass percentage 58%

Transfer Opportunities

Note: This program is meant for students who just want to be a Vet Tech, Interested in becoming a Vetinarian need to be BIO.AS major.

Contact Person

Peggy Dorsey, Director
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4205
email: pdorsey@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

51.0808

Program Code

ASC.AAS