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Degree Plans - Veterinary Technician (AAS)

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Our two-year veterinary technician associate of applied science degree provides you with the information, skills and experience you will need for a fulfilling career in companion animal medicine, clinical practice, agriculture, public health, wildlife/zoo medicine or biomedical research. 

To become a licensed veterinary technician in Texas, the candidate will take both the Veterinary Technician National Exam and a jurisprudence exam unique to Texas. 

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 44 Credits

VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology

 

VTHT 1205 Veterinary Medical Terminology

 

VTHT 1317 Veterinary Office Management 

 

VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology

 
VTHT 2321 Veterinary Parasitology  

VTHT 2301 Canine and Feline Clinical Management

 
VTHT 2213 Lab Animal Clinical Management  

VTHT 1125 Pharmacological Calculations

 

VTHT 1345 Veterinary Radiology

 

VTHT 1349 Veterinary Pharmacology

 

VTHT 2323 Veterinary Clinical Pathology I

 

VTHT 1441 Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance

 
VTHT 2425 Large Animal Assisting Techniques  
VTHT 1209 Veterinary Nutrition  

VTHT 2460 Clinical - Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

 
General Education Requirements 16 Credits
Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics). Major Courses: 44
General Education Requirements: 16
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology

3

VTHT 1205 Veterinary Medical Terminology

2

VTHT 1317 Veterinary Office Management 

3

CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I

4

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication

3

 

Second Semester Credit Hours

VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology

4

VTHT 2321 Veterinary Parasitology

3

VTHT 2301 Canine and Feline Clinical Management

3

VTHT 2213 Lab Animal Clinical Management 

2

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics OR MATH 1342 OR MATH 1314

3

 

Summer I Credit Hours

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

3

VTHT 1125 Pharmacological Calculations

1
Summer II Credit Hours

PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics OR
MUSI 1306 OR
ARTS 1301

3

 

Third Semester Credit Hours

VTHT 1345 Veterinary Radiology

3

VTHT 1349 Veterinary Pharmacology

3

VTHT 2323 Veterinary Clinical Pathology I

3

VTHT 1441 Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance

4

 

Fourth Semester Credit Hours

VTHT 2425 Large Animal Assisting Techniques

4

VTHT 1209 Veterinary Nutrition

2

VTHT 2460 Clinical - Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

4
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education requirements.

NOTE: Course with the VTHT prefix must be taken in sequence. A grade of C or better is required to advance to the next course in the sequence.