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Program Overview

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Maple Woods

Veterinary Technology Department, 816.604.3235

Application deadline:  April 1st

Degree Awarded:

Associate in Applied Science, Veterinary Technology

Turn your love of animals into a rewarding career!

Veterinary Nurses / Technicians are kind-hearted professionals committed to animal health care.  As part of a team, they are entrusted with animal nursing care, lab diagnostics, anesthesia, surgical assistance, dentistry, radiology, and more.  If you want a career with meaning where you can make a positive impact on the lives of animals and the people who love them, then being a Veterinary Nurse / Technician may be what you are looking for.

Our program prepares you to perform the nursing and technical duties used in clinical practice and research on small, large and laboratory animals. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, our outstanding program has many advantages:

  • Full accreditation by the AVMA since 1975
  • Hands-on involvement with 12 different animal species.  Working with live animals makes the learning experience fun and effective.
    • (Dogs, Cats, Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, and Chickens)
  • Instructors with real-world experience
  • Classes four days a week encourages employment at a veterinary facility.  Earning while you are learning helps keep your student debt low, improves your knowledge retention, and improves your hands-on skills.
  • High pass rate on the National Board Exam.
  • Affordable tuition and A+ funds accepted.

We'll give you every advantage to become a highly skilled Veterinary  Nurse / Technician. Earn your degree and be on your way to a great career!

Accreditation: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Veterinary Nurse / Technician Pathway – AAS Veterinary Technology

Fall Semester (Complete Prerequisites)
COLL 100       First Year Seminar                                 
ENGL 101       Composition and Reading I                      
BIOL 106       General Zoology (or BIOL 101 General Biology)                              
CHEM 105      Introductory Chemistry (or CHEM 111 General College Chemistry   I)                  
Spring Semester (Complete General Education Courses and Apply this Semester)
ENGL 102       Composition and Reading II                                          
COMM 100     Fundamentals of Speech (or COMM 103 Interpersonal Communication)
POLS 135      Introduction to Political Science (or HIST 120, HIST 121, POLS 136, POLS 137)
BIOL 208       Microbiology                                                                
Fall Semester (Once accepted into Veterinary Technician Program)
VETT 100       Veterinary Practice Management                                   
VETT 101       Principles of Animal Science I                                      
VETT 108       Clinical Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians               
VETT 202       Veterinary Anatomy                                                      
Spring Semester
VETT 110       Principles of Animal Science II                                      
VETT 111       Sanitation and Animal Care                                          
VETT 201       Clinical Pathology Techniques I                                       
VETT 214       Veterinary Technician Preceptorship                             
Fall Semester
VETT 200       Veterinary Hospital Technology I                                
VETT 211       Clinical Pathology Techniques II                                 
VETT 212       Large Animal Technology                                            
Spring Semester
VETT 203       Laboratory Animal Technology                                     
VETT 209       Equine Medicine and Management                                
VETT 210       Veterinary Hospital Technology II                                   
VETT 213       Radiology and Electronic Procedures                               
Last Modified: 5/6/19