Courses for On-Campus Program: Veterinary Technology
|First Year||1st Semester||2nd Semester||3rd Semester|
|1 ENG||111||College Composition I||3|
|2 MTH||126||Mathematics for Allied Health||2|
|3 SDV||101||Orientation to Vet Technology||1|
|VET||105||Intro. to Veterinary Technology||3|
|VET||111||Anat./Phys. of Domestic Animals||4|
|VET||116||Animal Breeds & Behavior||3|
|VET||211||Animal Diseases I||2|
|4 CHM||Chemistry Elective (w/Lab)||4|
|VET||121||Clinical Practices I||3|
|VET||131||Clinical Pathology I||3|
|VET||135||Anesthesia of Domestic Animals||2|
|VET||212||Animal Diseases II||2|
||Social Science Elective||3|
1 This course requires a satisfactory placement test score suitable for English 111. Placement tests can be taken at any test center on any campus. The Loudoun Testing Center is located in LR 251. You can also find information at http://www.nvcc.edu/campuses-and-centers/loudoun/campus-resources/testing/index.html.
2 This is a 2-credit drug dosage calculation course that prepares you for Anesthesia of Domestic Animals. Math 126 is required to be completed in the first fall semester of the program or you will not be able to matriculate on to VET 135 in spring semester. Students can also fulfill this requirement by passing a challenge exam on the MTH 126 material. Contact Joyce Samuels, Dean of the Science Division, at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding a challenge exam.
3 At this time, only SDV 100 or 101 (Student Development course) are acceptable to fulfill this elective. This is a 1-credit Student Success Skills course. Veterinary Technology program offers its own 8-week SDV 101 course during the first fall semester of the program.
4 Chemistry Elective (Chm 101, 121, or 111, all count). NOTE: There are prerequisite courses required before taking any of these Chemistry courses. Check the catalog for the courses needed before being allowed to register for a Chemistry course.
5 Please see the current NOVA Catalog for the list of courses that can count toward the social science elective course or check the list of acceptable social science elective courses using the online catalog.
|Second Year||1st Semester||2nd Semester|
||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3|
|VET||122||Clinical Practices II||3|
|VET||132||Clinical Pathology II||3|
|VET||221||Advanced Clinical Practices III||4|
|7 PED||116||Lifetime Fitness and Wellness||1|
|VET||133||Clinical Pathology III||3|
|VET||235||Animal Hosp. Mgt./Client Relations||3|
|VET||298||Seminar & Project||2|
|9 CST||110||Intro. to Speech Communication||3|
Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Veterinary Technology = 69
6 See current NOVA Catalog for the list of courses that can count toward the humanities/fine arts elective course or check the list of acceptable humanities elective courses using the online catalog.
7 Please note that a student can fulfill the complete PED requirement with one course by taking one PED 116, but take the 2-credit option versus the 1-credit option. The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.
8 If a student takes the 2-credit PED 116 course, then this PED elective course is not needed.
9 CST 126 may be substituted.