Veterinary Technology (AAS-VET)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

Length: Five Semesters

This program is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enter the Veterinary Technology services occupation as employees of veterinary offices and clinics. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the licensure exam as administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards and the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: This program is offered online; however, students must come to campus at designated dates and attend weekly clinicals at approved veterinary facilities in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Clinical sites outside of Baldwin or Mobile County must meet additional requirements. Admission is Spring Semester. A separate veterinary technology application is due by November 1 of the preceding year. To be eligible, applicants must: (1) be unconditionally admitted to Coastal Alabama or currently enrolled and in good standing, (2) have submitted all transcripts to admissions, (3) have completed or be in the process of completing the following five required general education courses with a grade of C or higher, ENG 101, MTH 100, SPH 107, BIO 103, and CIS 146, and (4) provide proof of medical insurance. Students are required to attend a mandatory orientation after accepted. Completion of the above requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Enrollment is limited to students who have fulfilled all application requirements. Students must have access to a computer with high speed internet connection and video capabilities/web cam and provide own transportation to clinical sites. It is highly recommended that students shadow in a veterinary office prior to enrollment. All VET courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher for satisfactory progression and graduation. The Veterinary Technology Program at Coastal Alabama Community College is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

Courses Required for Program Application

Please note that MTH 116, Mathematical Applications, does not fulfill the Math requirement.  ORI 101, Orientation to College, is required for first time college students. 

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Semester One (Spring)

Item #
Title
Credits
Social Science/History Elective (3 SH)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Semester Three (Fall)

Item #
Title
Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16
Total credits:
74