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Associate in Applied Science

Veterinary Assistant - Certificate

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Maple Woods

Vet Tech Department, 816.604.3235

IMPORTANT: Certificate and degree requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

Veterinary Assistant Certificate

Veterinary assistants look after animals in animal hospitals and clinics. They care for the well-being of animals by performing routine tasks under the supervision of veterinarians, veterinary technologists, and technicians. Working as a veterinary assistant can be a good way to start on a path to other jobs in animal health.

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading 1 3
COMM 100
COMM 102
COMM 223
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication
BIOL 101
BIOL 106
General Biology ~or~
General Zoology
Program Specific Requirements: SUMMER CLASSES and night classes (See details below)
ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology 2
VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management 2
VETT 111 Sanitation and Animal Care 2

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 

Will need to be taken as one of your first classes if you have not already completed 15 college hours.  The online enrollment system will not allow you to enroll into the other courses until you have enrolled in or completed COLL 100.

The General Education courses can be taken any semester at any of the 5 Metropolitan Community College locations.

There are two options for the Program Specific courses.  You can either take them as summer courses on our Maple Woods campus or as evening classes on our Blue River campus.

VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management 

  • MCC-Blue River: Spring Semester on Tuesday and Thursday evenings   
  • MCC-Maple Woods:  Summer Session on Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - 11:50 am

ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology

  • MCC-Blue River:  Summer Session on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • MCC-Maple Woods:  Summer Session on Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 11:50  a.m.

VETT 111 Sanitation and Animal Care

  • Fall Semester Hybrid Course:  Lecture material will be online, and labs will be every other Friday at the Maple Woods Veterinary Technology Building
Last Modified: 6/1/18