Veterinary Technology

Veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a veterinarian, performing clinical laboratory, diagnostic, and nursing procedures for animals. Significant changes have been made to the curriculum shown below for the Fall 2019 semester including prerequisites and course content. Please contact Program Director, Peggy Dorsey at pdorsey@camdencc.edu or Dru Jones Edwards at djonesedwards@camdencc.edu (856) 227-7200 ext 4037 for more information.   Apply & Register Program Details

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

Significant changes have been made to the curriculum shown below for the Fall 2019 semester including prerequisites and course content.

Please contact Program Director, Peggy Dorsey at pdorsey@camdencc.edu or Dru Jones Edwards at djonesedwards@camdencc.edu (856) 227-7200 ext 4037 for more information.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
BIO-111 Biology I - Science 4
MTH-100 Algebraic Concepts 4
    11
First Year / Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II2 3
...-... Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective or  
...-... Diversity - Social Science General Education Elective 3
ASC-106 Veterinary Office Practices3 2
ASC-107 Calculations for Veterinary Technicians4 2
ASC-108 Animal Anatomy and Physiology I5 3
ASC-109 Fundamentals of Small Animal Nursing6 2
    15
First Year / Third Semester (Summer Session I)
ASC-110 Veterinary Clinical Rotation7 2
BIO-221 Microbiology I8 4
    6
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
ASC-200 Veterinary Dental Techniques9 2
ASC-201 Animal Anatomy and Physiology II10 3
ASC-202 Advanced Small Animal Nursing Techniques11 3
ASC-236 Radiology for Veterinary Technicians12 2
ASC-240 Parasitology13 3
ASC-261 Pathology for Veterinary Technicians14 2
ASC-270 Veterinary Pharmacology14 2
    17
Second Year / Second Semester
ASC-213 Laboratory Animal Science15 3
ASC-220 Hematology for Veterinary Technicians15 3
ASC-215 Farm Animal Nursing Techniques16 2
ASC-235 Clinical Laboratory for Veterinary Techs17 2
ASC-214 Veterinary Surgical Nursing18 3
ASC-244 Veterinary Dental Techniques II19 2
    15
Second Year / Third Semester (Summer Session II)
ASC-266 Veterinary Clinical Rotation II20 4
ASC-267 Veterinary Profession Seminar21 1
    5
  Total Minimum Credits 69
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisite
2 Prerequisite: ENG-101
3Prerequisite: ENG-101, BIO-111, MTH-100; Corequisite: ENG-102
4Prerequisite: ASC-106, ENG-102, BIO-111, MTH-100; Corequisite: ENG-102, ASC-106
5Prerequisite: ENG-101, BIO-111, MTH-100; Corequisite: ENG-102, ASC-106, ASC-107
6Prerequisite: ENG-101, BIO-111, MTH-100; Corequisite: ENG-102, ASC-106, ASC-107, ASC-108
7Prerequisite: ENG-102, ASC-106, ASC-107, ASC-108; Corequisite: BIO-221
8Prerequisite: BIO-221
9Prerequisite: ASC-110 and BIO-221; Corequisite: ASC-201
10Prerequisite: ASC-110; Corequisite: ASC-202
11Prerequisite: ASC-110; Corequisite: ASC-201
12Prerequisite: ASC-110 ; Corequisite: ASC-201 and ASC-202
13Prerequisite: ASC-110 and BIO-221; Corequisite: ASC-201
14Prerequisite: ASC-110 and BIO-221; Corequisite: ASC-201 and ASC-202
15Prerequisite: ASC-110, BIO-221, ASC-201 and ASC-202
16Prerequisite: ASC-110, ASC-201 and ASC-202, ASC-236
17Prerequisite: ASC-110, BIO-221, ASC-201 and ASC-202, ASC-236, MTH-100
18Prerequisite: ASC-110, BIO-221, ASC-201 and ASC-202, ASC-261, ASC-270
19Prerequisite: ASC-20, ASC-236
20Prerequisite: ASC-213, ASC-214, ASC-215, ASC-220, ASC-235, ASC-236, ASC-240. ASC-244, ASC-261, ASC- 270; Corequisite: ASC-267
21Prerequisite: ASC-213, ASC-214, ASC-215, ASC-220, ASC-235, ASC-236, ASC-240. ASC-244, ASC-261, ASC- 270; Corequisite: ASC-267

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 are encouraged to re-apply
after September 1. 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 2016 - June 2019
Number of first-time candidates that passed the VTNE XX
Number of first time candidates that have taken the VTNE 47
Three-year VTNE pass percentage 62%

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