Program Code: AG500
Veterinary Medical Technology, A.A.S.
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in the Veterinary Medical Technology Program (VMTP) is designed for students who wish to become certified veterinary technicians (CVTs). The program combines classroom learning with hands-on laboratory and clinical experience. The VMTP offers both full and part time options as well as day and evening sections. All vet tech courses must be completed within 4 years of the date of entry into the program.
The Joliet Junior College Veterinary Medical Technology Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Upon completion of the VMTP, graduates are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) for licensure in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) administers the examination. Certification requirements may vary from state to state. The A.A.S. in veterinary technology is not intended to meet the requirements for application to veterinary school to become a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM).
The VMTP has special admissions criteria and limited enrollment. After admission to Joliet Junior College, the student must also apply to the veterinary technology program. Please see admission criteria at: http://www.jjc.edu/vet-tech.
BIO 100 (3 credit hours) is required PRIOR to admission into the program.