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Veterinary Medical Technology, A.A.S.

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JJC Program Code: AG500

ICCB Program Code: AGRI 0080

  • This degree is designed for students who wish to become certified veterinary technicians (CVTs). 
  • The program combines classroom learning with hands-on lab and clinical experience.
  • Both day and evening sections available.
  • You must start this program in the fall semester.
  • This program is fully accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). 
  • JJC vet tech 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 exam. 
    • Certification requirements may vary from state to state. 
  • JJC’s program has a selective admissions process and limited enrollment.
    • Visit the Admissions page and select the Veterinary Medical Technology tab for information on the application process and admission criteria.
    • A minimum grade of “C” is required in the Vet Tech pre-requisite and program courses. Students are also required to obtain a physical examination and rabies virus vaccination prior to program start.
  • Students thinking about majoring in veterinary technology should make an appointment with a Vet Tech advisor as soon as possible. 
  • First, apply to JJC. Then, apply to the vet tech program. Applications for the vet tech program can only be completed during the VMTP application period (March 1 - June 1). 




General Education Requirements: 16 Semester Hours

Major Core Prerequisite: 2 Semester Hours

Must be taken prior to admission into the program.

Total Required Hours: 68 Semester Hours

Includes Online Courses

This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

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