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.
Requirements for Application
- Graduated from an approved high school, or shall demonstrate equivalent competency (G.E.D. examination).
- Take Health Occupations Aptitude Examination – Revised
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.