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    Sep 26, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog - Active

Veterinary Technician Assistant, Certificate of Completion

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JJC Program Code: AG501

ICCB Program Code: AGRI 0081

  • This certificate is designed to train you to become a member of the veterinary team along with veterinary technicians, technologist and veterinarians.
  • Veterinary Technician Assistants (VTAs) provide basic care to animals in:
    • private practices
    • animal shelters
    • animal control facilities
    • pet stores
    • kennels
    • laboratories
  • The 250-hour program includes a 100-hour clinical externship (seminar) experience.
  • If you successfully complete this certificate, you can choose to continue your studies and apply to earn a degree in veterinary technology at JJC
  • The VTA certificate will:
    • improve application ranking in the competitive entry vet tech program
    • fulfill the veterinary medical terminology/medical terminology pre-requisite
    • fulfill the VET 118 Animal Care I course within the vet tech program


Completion Guide

For advisor information and a sample schedule by semester, view our completion guide. 

Total Required Hours: 11 Semester Hours

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