Veterinary Technology-A.A.S.

DESCRIPTION: The Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology prepares graduates to serve as veterinary technicians performing support functions including routine laboratory and clinical procedures. Other growing employment opportunities are expected in biomedical research, diagnostic laboratories, wildlife facilities, humane societies and animal control  facilities. With the successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and are eligible for registration in the state of Ohio.

Minimum C (2.0) grades both in lecture and in the laboratory area must be achieved for each veterinary technology course. A 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be maintained in the veterinary technology program in order to progress in the program. Minimum C (2.00) grade is mandatory in all required courses in the Veterinary Technology curriculum, including related courses, general studies courses, electives, technical courses and prescribed developmental courses.

All students in the Veterinary Technology program must complete all coursework in sequence before continuing to the next level.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Veterinary technologists and technicians held about 71,000 jobs in 2006. About 91 percent worked in veterinary services. The remainder worked in boarding kennels, animal shelters, stables, grooming salons, zoos, State and private educational institutions, and local, State, and Federal agencies. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Students interested in the program should apply directly to the Tuscarawas Campus and meet with the campus program director. Admission to the program is selective. A minimum collegiate or high school cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) is required of all students for admission to the program. Applicants not admitted directly to the program may be admitted as pre-major students. Detailed information and requirements for admission, satisfactory progress and graduation can be obtained from the Kent State Tuscarawas program office.

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 70 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative and major GPA.

LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
None

PROGRAM FEE: None
ACCREDITATION: American Veterinary Medical Association

STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS:
See individual campuses.

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