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Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

The Veterinary Technology, AAS degree program is granted by Metropolitan Community College, but coordinated at JCCC.

A degree in veterinary technology provides opportunities for employment with small and large animal veterinary clinics, emergency/referral hospitals, animal control agencies, biomedical research companies, zoos, pharmaceutical companies, and pet food companies.

The program features supervised intensive clinical study under the direction of a licensed veterinarian and is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Students study sanitation, animal care, equine medicine, laboratory animal medicine, food animal medicine, clinical diagnostic procedures, radiology, dentistry and surgical technology.

JCCC's veterinary technology program is offered to Johnson County residents in cooperation with MCC-Maple Woods Community College. You must be accepted as a student at JCCC and accepted into the program at MCC-Maple Woods Community College. Consult with a JCCC counselor for more information.

Program courses and credit hours are subject to change because of requirement changes at the degree-granting institution. Contact MCC-Maple Woods Community College at 816-437-3235 or for an application packet, which includes deadlines, program prerequisites, admission requirements and performance standards.

Note: Johnson County Community College students should seek specific counsel from the MCC program personnel for the appropriate course plan and numbers. Johnson County Community College students should refer to Cooperative Program Information.

Degree granted by Metropolitan Community College

Associate of Applied Science Degree

General Education Requirements-must be taken at JCCC

ENGL 121Composition I*3
ENGL 122Composition II*3
SPD 121Public Speaking3

American Institutions

Select one of the following:3
U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History Since 1877
Political Science
American National Government
State and Local Government

Specific Program Requirements-must be taken at JCCC

BIOL 127General Zoology5
BIOL 230Microbiology*3
BIOL 231Microbiology Lab*2
CHEM 122Principles of Chemistry*5

Specific Program Requirements-taken at MCC-Maplewoods

COLL 100First Year Seminar1
POLS 153The Missouri Constitution1
VETT 108Clinical Math for Veterinary Technicians1
VETT 100Introduction to Beterinary Technology2
VETT 101Principles of Animal Science I4
VETT 110Principles of Animal Science II4
VETT 111Sanitation and Animal Care2
VETT 200Veterinary Hospital Technology I3
VETT 201Clinical Pathology Techniques I4
VETT 202Veterinary Anatomy5
VETT 203Laboratory Animal Technology2
VETT 209Equine Medicine and Management3
VETT 210Veterinary Hospital Technology II3
VETT 211Clinical Pathology Techniques II5
VETT 212Large Animal Technology4
VETT 213Radiology and Electronic Procedures2
VETT 214Veterinary Technician Internship6

Total Program Hours: 79