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Pierce College’s Pre-veterinary program: prepares you for direct transfer into a graduate school of Veterinary Medicine saving you 2 years of college!
Dr. Shapiro, Dr. Yates, Professor White
Associate of Science Degree
Associate Degree requirements must be completed with a cumulative grade point average
of 2.0 (C) or better.
Department Subject Advisor: Elizabeth White
Earning an AS degree in Veterinary Technology from Pierce College qualifies a
student to sit for the national and state board exams. The comprehensive scope
of the Veterinary Technology major provides the student with the skills and
knowledge necessary for employment as a Registered Veterinary Technician in
many different capacities and settings. The curriculum integrates lecture classes
with hands-on lab classes and outside clinical experiences, and meets or exceeds
all American Veterinary Medical Association standards. Students are given
ample opportunity to work with a wide variety of domestic animals here on
campus. The coursework is separated into three categories: prerequisites,
general education and advanced classes.
Prior to being permitted to enroll in advanced level classes, students must
complete all prerequisites and submit an application to the RVT Program
Director. Students must earn at least a “C” in all categories of classes. The
coursework can be completed in two years, (including summer sessions), but
most students take longer to complete the program.
The Veterinary Technology Major is accredited by the American Veterinary
Medical Association. Academic counseling is strongly recommended prior to
starting the RVT program.
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS UNITS
ANML SC 180 Animal Care Experience 2
ANML SC 181A Field Work 1
ANML SC 401 Intro to Vet Tech 1
ANML SC 501 Principles of Animal Science 3
ANML SC 510 Animal Health & Disease Control 3
ANML SC 511 Anatomy and Physiology of Animals 3
ANML SC 512 Anatomy/Physiology of Animals Laboratory 1
BIOLOGY 3 Introduction to Biology 4
CAOT 82 Microcomputer Software Survey (3 units)
CO SCI 501 Personal Computer Application Software (3 units)
CHEM 51 Fundamentals of Chemistry 1 5
ENGLISH 101 College Reading & Comprehension 3
MICRO 20 General Microbiology 4
Selected 2nd year courses include: