CRC19: Courses

VT 100 Introduction to Veterinary Technology

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must complete the pre-enrollment process for the Veterinary Technology program. All students entering the Veterinary Technology program must complete BIOL 400 or BIOL 310 and BIOL 440 and CHEM 305 to be considered for pre-enrollment. See the course catalog or a counselor for more information

This is an orientation course that reviews the history, training and career opportunities pertaining to Registered Veterinary Technicians. Animal behavior, handling, training and restraint will be thoroughly presented and discussed in the lecture periods. Laboratories will provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience with domestic, farm, laboratory and non-domestic animal species (when they are available). Students will be introduced to the medical terminology common to the animal health care field. Students will also be required to spend 2-6hrs/week during assigned times in the care of the colony animals. Time may include weekends and holidays as well as semester break. Enrollment in this course limited to students admitted to the Veterinary Technology program via the pre-enrollment process. See the course catalog or a counselor for more information.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Relate and physically demonstrate an understanding of animal behavior, handling, training, and restraint principles with respect to domestic, farm, laboratory and non-domestic species (such as birds and reptiles).