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    Harrison College
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Veterinary Technology-AAS


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Associate of Applied Science Degree Program - 96 Quarter Credit Hours

Evansville and Indianapolis-Northwest Campuses Only.

This program is designed to prepare students to enter into a career as a Veterinary Technician. The Veterinary Technician typically will conduct clinical work in a private veterinary practice under the supervision of a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine performing duties to include, but not limited to, physical exams, nursing care, diagnostic laboratory tests and imaging, surgical nursing, assisting an anesthetist, in-patient care and treatment, dental prophylactic cleaning and scaling, office management and client education. The curriculum will cover a variety of topics related to the veterinary technician profession from animal behavior to public health and zoonosis. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and State exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).RVT

Program Objectives


Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and support the roles and responsibilities for each team member and effectively communicate with all members in a veterinary health care team.
  2. Provide industry-standard veterinary services.
  3. Adhere to the Veterinary Code of Ethics.
  4. Achieve eligibility for the VTNE and state-specific exam.RVT

66 Credit Hours


20 Credit Hours


General Education Elective Courses


One course (4 credits hours) must be selected from the listing below:

4 Credit Hours


6 Credit Hours


Program Specific Notes


Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.
RVT Students must be graduates of an AVMA accredited program of study in order to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and State exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Please refer to the Accreditation  section of the catalog for information regarding this program.
Program Length: The Veterinary Technology-AAS program is 96 weeks in length and 1,511 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Veterinary Technology-AAS program is offered in residential or a combination of residential and distance learning instructional delivery formats.

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