Veterinary Technology
Associate in Applied Science

The Veterinary Technician possesses both administrative and technical skills necessary to assist the veterinarian in all phases of medicine and surgery for small, large, exotic and lab animals. Technicians typically conduct clinical work in a private practice under the supervision of a veterinarian – often performing various medical tests (urinalysis, blood counts, tissue samples) along with treating and diagnosing medical conditions and diseases in animals. Veterinary Technicians assisting small animal practitioners usually care of companion animals, such as cats and dogs, but can perform a variety of duties with mice, rats, sheep, pigs, cattle, monkeys, birds, fish and frogs. The Veterinary Technician plays an important role in client education, grief counseling and public relations. Additional job opportunities include working in animal shelters, zoos, medical research laboratories and private industry.

Admission Worksheets

Requirements for Application

  1. Graduated from an approved high school, or shall demonstrate equivalent competency (G.E.D. examination).
  2. Take Health Occupations Aptitude Examination – Revised
First Semester
VTEC 110 Small Animal Nursing I 3
VTEC 118 Veterinary Practice Management 2
VTEC 112 Animal Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MATH 136 or
TECM 119
General Statistics or
Technical Mathematics
4 or
VTEC 117 Animal Radiography 2
BIOL 215 Microbiology 4
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Second Semester
VTEC 111 Small Animal Nursing II 3
VTEC 119 Animal Clinical Lab I 3
VTEC 133 Animal Surgery Technology I 3
VTEC 138 Animal Pharmacology I 2
VTEC 113 Animal Anatomy and Physiology II 3
VTEC 116 Large Animal Nursing 3

Summer Semester
VTEC 231 Animal Clinical Rotation I 6

Fourth Semester
VTEC 219 Animal Clinical Lab II 3
VTEC 233 Animal Surgical Technology II 3
VTEC 238 Animal Pharmacology II 2
VTEC 239 Animal Diseases 2
SPCH 103 Fundamentals of Speech 3
  Social Science Elective (IAI approved) 3

Fifth Semester
ENGL 101 English Composition 3
VTEC 236 Animal Management 3
VTEC 235 Labs and Exoctic Animals 3
VTEC 232 Animal Clinical Rotation II 5

Total Credit hours for Degree: 71 credit hours

* Note: This is a SICCM sponsored program. The majority of the courses will be in Herrin at the SICCM location. The general education courses are at the KC campus. Kaskaskia College will be the degree granter for this program.
Students must maintain a "C" or better in all VTEC classes.

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