Veterinary Technician Curriculum

Veterinary Technician Curriculum


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Veterinary Technician Curriculum Checklist

2018-19

Veterinary Technician Pathway Checklist

2019-20


Required Program Courses

10091100
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course, students explore basic nutrition, housing needs, and behavior of common domestic animals to develop skills that enable them to assess animal condition. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to obtain a thorough history, perform a physical exam, administer medications, collect samples, and use proper restraint techniques. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant plan and COREQUISITE: 10806105 Principles of Animal Biology.
10091101
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course, students develop practical workplace techniques for veterinary office procedures to develop customer service and veterinary team support skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use veterinary software to manage records and financial applications, maximize client interactions, and participate in day-to-day operations of a veterinary facility. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant plan and COREQUISITE: 10091100 Animal Care and Management.
10091102
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
In this course, students explore the construction, meaning, and pronunciation of veterinary medical terms to establish understanding and facilitate communication among veterinary team members. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to correctly formulate veterinary medical terms to describe specific concepts. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant plan.
10091103
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
In this course, students examine basic laboratory equipment and procedures, as well as features of common veterinary diseases, to acquire skills needed to perform various diagnostic tests. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to collect and process appropriate samples for hematology, blood chemistry, urinalysis, and parasitology, and correlate veterinary clinical pathology findings to clinical signs. PREREQUISITES: 10091100 Animal Care and Management, 10091101 Veterinary Business Practices, and 10806105 Principles of Animal Biology.
10091104
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UGRD
| 4 CR
In this course, students examine additional laboratory procedures and other veterinary disease processes to establish understanding of appropriate methodology and recognition of accurate results. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to collect and process appropriate samples for mycology, cytology, serology, endocrinology, and coagulation and reproductive evaluations, and correlate veterinary clinical pathology findings to clinical signs. PREREQUISITES: 10091105 Surgical Procedures 1 for Vet Sciences and COREQUISITE: 10806197 Microbiology.
10091105
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course, students investigate surgical equipment and procedures to develop skills needed to assist with surgical care of animals. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify surgical instruments, develop sterile technique, maintain and operate surgical equipment, and assist with patient preparation, monitoring, and recovery. COREQUISITE: 10091103 Clinical Pathology 1 for Vet Sciences.
10091106
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course, students explore the veterinary technician’s role in surgery to develop skills needed to manage veterinary patients in the pre-, intra-, and post-operative phases. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to anticipate needs of the surgeon, provide veterinary surgical assistance, manage wounds and incisions, and perform dental prophylaxis in dogs and cats. PREREQUISITES: 10091108 Veterinary Pharmacology and 10091111 Clinical Skills 2 for Vet Sciences.
10091107
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course, students explore veterinary imaging concepts and apply veterinary imaging techniques to use radiographic equipment and support diagnostic studies. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to properly position veterinary patients, produce diagnostic images, process exposed films, and maintain equipment. COREQUISITE: 10091103 Clinical Pathology 1 for Vet Sciences.
10091108
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course, students examine drugs, vaccines, and other substances used in veterinary medicine to establish a knowledge base of their therapeutic use, administration, and side effects. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to accurately calculate dosages, prepare dispensed medications, safely administer drugs, and recognize normal and abnormal responses to medications. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant plan
1009119
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
In this course, students explore characteristics, basic care, illness, and treatment of animals that may be encountered in research settings and/or kept as pets, to develop skills needed to participate in caring for these animals. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to properly restrain and examine mice, rats, rabbits, and birds, collect blood samples from rats and rabbits, and perform a necropsy on a laboratory animal. COREQUISITE: 10091104 Clinical Pathology 2 for Vet Sciences.
10091110
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
In this course, students assimilate skills in a clinical setting to develop proficiency in animal nursing techniques. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform routine veterinary clinic procedures such as venipuncture, urine collection, and subcutaneous injection. PREREQUISITES: 10091108 Veterinary Pharmacology and 10091105 Surgical Procedures 1 for Vet Sciences.
10091111
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
In this course, students further assimilate skills in a clinical setting to develop proficiency in animal nursing techniques. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform more complex clinical procedures such as monitor patients in the anesthetic and recovery periods, properly restrain small animals, and prepare patients for surgery. COREQUISITE: 10091110 Clinical Skills 1 for Vet Sciences.
10091112
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course, students assimilate higher level skills in a clinical setting to develop proficiency in animal nursing techniques for veterinary technicians. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to place and care for intravenous catheters, administer intravenous and intramuscular injections, administer enemas, and apply and remove bandages and splints. COREQUISITE: 10091106 Surgical Procedures 2 for Vet Sciences.
10091113
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course, students investigate anesthetic delivery and monitoring equipment, pain management strategies, and appropriate responses to patient compromise to acquire skills needed to coordinate anesthetic events in veterinary patients. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to choose and administer appropriate veterinary anesthetic protocols, monitor and maintain patient status throughout anesthetic events, and maintain equipment and accurate anesthetic records. PREREQUISITES: 10091108 Veterinary Pharmacology, 10091111 Clinical Skills 2 for Vet Sciences, and COREQUISITE: 10091106 Surgical Procedures 2 for Vet Sciences.
10091114
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
In this course, students hone animal nursing skills in a clinical setting to achieve proficiency needed to function in the role of veterinary technician according to the standards set by CVTEA. Upon completion of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge required of an entry level veterinary technician. COREQUISITE: 10091112 Clinical Skills 3 for Veterinary Science.

Required General Studies Courses

10801136
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.
10801196
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.
10806197
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Examines microbial structure, metabolism, genetics, growth and the relationship between humans and microorganisms. Addresses disease production, epidemiology, host defense mechanisms and the medical impact of microbes. Examines the role of microbes in the environment, industry, and biotechnology. This course includes a one-credit lab component that supports the course objectives. PREREQUISITE: 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology, preferably within the last five years.
10809198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

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10809166
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
10809196
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism, and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion, and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization, and workplace issues.
10809172
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion are explored.

Total: 64 Credits


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