Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

Veterinary Technician National Exam | Stautzenberger CollegeThe program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Graduates are prepared to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

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Whether you want to work with domestic or exotic animals, at a vet clinic or on a farm, the Veterinary Technician Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares you with the hands-on experience you’ll need to serve as a vital member of the veterinary healthcare team. Courses are taught by practicing veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians with expertise in a wide range of animal service fields including, lab animals, food animals, equine care, emergency animal care, and shelter animal care.

Students work with equipment used in today’s modern veterinary health practices, such as a digital X-ray machine and in-house blood machines.

Program length – 24 months

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On-campus program

The vet tech program prepares graduates to perform a wide variety of medical procedures, produce diagnostic radiographs, anesthesia administration, and surgical assisting.

Healthcare curriculum for this program includes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, operating skills, surgical technology and surgical pharmacy. This program also includes general education courses to meet the requirements of an associate degree program including government, ethics, critical thinking, success strategies and written and oral communications. Prior to graduation, students complete an externship in a healthcare setting, providing real-world work experience.

Upon completion, you could earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

The program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to help diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals. Technicians may perform laboratory tests, such as a urinalysis, and help veterinarians conduct a variety of other diagnostic tests.

Our comprehensive associate degree program also includes course work in general education and includes heavy emphasis on technical and communication skills – two skills that are most valued by employers.

Graduates can work in private clinics, laboratories, animal hospitals, boarding kennels, animal shelters, rescue leagues, and even zoos.

Demand for veterinary technicians is expected to grow by more than 14%, faster than average, through 2024.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16

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VTNE Pass Rates Maumee Campus

 

# of students that have taken the test

123

# of students that passed test

106

% of students who passed test

86%

 

VTNE Pass Rates Brecksville Campus

 

# of students that have taken the test

337

# of students that passed test

212

% of students who passed test

62.57%