Registered Veterinary Technology ( Archived )
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Program Type: Associate in Science Degree

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Division: Natural Sciences Division

Program Description:
The Registered Veterinary Technology Program, which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, is designed to enable students to prepare for a career in this essential and diverse profession. The department offers a comprehensive agricultural sciences program and is unique in that most courses provide hands-on experience designed to give the student a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge. Students who intend to transfer should check the lower division requirements in the catalog of the college or university which they plan to attend and also the semester and year in which courses are offered.

These programs are intended to prepare students for employment following graduation. Students desiring a bachelorís degree (transfer program) should consult with the Program Director, counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

This degree is designed to prepare students for careers as Registered Veterinary Technicians who will work under
the supervision of licensed private organizations including veterinary hospitals, research vivariums, animal shelters, and other animal care agencies. Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements of this program are eligible to take the appropriate licensing exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Students wishing to be admitted into the second-year courses will need to meet with the Program Director one semester prior to fill out application and to make sure all program requirements have been met.

Required Units in the Major:    55

Required Courses
  Required courses 1st year: (25 units)
AGAN 1 - Animal Science (3.00 units)
  AGAN 2 - Animal Nutrition (3.00 units)
  AGAN 51 - Animal Handling and Restraint (3.00 units)
  AGHE 54 - Veterinary Office Procedures (3.00 units)
  AGHE 64 - Veterinary Pharmacology (3.00 units)
  AGHE 79 - Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (3.00 units)
  AGHE 86 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (4.00 units)
  AGLI 96 - Animal Sanitation and Disease Control (3.00 units)
  Required courses 2nd year (20 units)
AGHE 60 - Medical Nursing and Animal Care (4.00 units)
  AGHE 61 - Animal Surgical Nursing (4.00 units)
  AGHE 62A - Clinical Pathology (3.00 units)
  AGHE 62B - Clinical Pathology (2.00 units)
  AGHE 65 - Veterinary Radiography (2.00 units)
  AGHE 84B - Applied Animal Health Procedures (1.00 units)
  AGHE 85 - Seminar in Registered Veterinary Technology (1.00 units)
  Complete four (4) units of work experience: (4 units)
AGHE 83A - Work Experience in Veterinary Technology (1.00 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)
  Select six (6) units from: (6 units)
AGAN 94 - Animal Breeding (3.00 units)
  AGLI 12 - Exotic Animal Management (3.00 units)
  AGLI 14 - Swine Production (3.00 units)
  AGLI 16 - Horse Production and Management (4.00 units)
  AGLI 17 - Sheep Production (3.00 units)
  AGLI 18 - Horse Ranch Management (4.00 units)
  AGLI 19 - Horse Hoof Care (2.00 units)
  AGLI 30 - Beef Production (3.00 units)
  AGPE 70 - Pet Shop Management (3.00 units)
  AGPE 71 - Canine Management (3.00 units)
  AGPE 72 - Feline Management (3.00 units)
  AGPE 73 - Tropical and Coldwater Fish Management (2.00 units)
  AGPE 74 - Reptile Management (2.00 units)
  AGPE 76 - Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds (3.00 units)

Recommended Electives