Because the Online Program is designed for the student who is already working in a veterinary practice, these unique requirements apply to those candidates applying for admission to the Online Program only:
- Students must work at an approved veterinary facility, an average minimum of 20 hours per week.
- Students must have a veterinary mentor; this person must be a licensed veterinarian, who supervises the student where the student works.
- Students must attend the Loudoun Campus an average of at least two or three times per semester for testing and/or study.
- Students and mentors must sign a Memorandum of Agreement regarding goals of the Program and submit all requested forms.
The complete checklist of requirements and student responsibilities for the Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program can be found in the College Catalog on the Programs of Study Web page. You can use the Advising Sheets link on the Programs of Study Web page to see the list of the specific courses.
Online Program Veterinary Technology Course Sequence
Once students are accepted into the Program, they are program-placed by the student counseling department and permitted to register for the VET courses. Please see Courses on this website to understand how the Online Veterinary Technology curriculum is laid out across the semesters. Courses must be taken in the sequence provided.
General Education Requirements
The required curriculum for Veterinary Technology students includes some general education courses, meaning courses that are not “VET” courses. General education courses can either be taken prior to entering the program or after already being accepted to the program.
Credits from previous college work may be substituted for these general education requirements only after approval. This substitution process is only conducted after admission and enrollment into the Program.