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The Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology prepares graduates to serve as veterinary technicians performing support functions including routine laboratory and clinical procedures. Other growing employment opportunities are expected in biomedical research, diagnostic laboratories, wildlife facilities, humane societies and animal control facilities. With the successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), which is a step in the process to pursue registration in the state of Ohio. The major is offered at the Trumbull (beginning spring 2014) and Tuscarawas campuses.
Minimum C (2.000) grades both in lecture and in the laboratory area must be achieved for each veterinary technology course. A 2.000 cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be maintained in the veterinary technology program in order to progress in the program. Minimum C (2.000) grade is mandatory in all required courses in the Veterinary Technology curriculum, including related courses, general studies courses, electives, technical courses, prescribed developmental courses and Kent Core requirements.
All students in the Veterinary Technology program must complete all coursework in sequence before continuing to the next level.
Veterinary technologists and technicians held about 71,000 jobs in 2006. About 91 percent worked in veterinary services. The remainder worked in boarding kennels, animal shelters, stables, grooming salons, zoos, State and private educational institutions, and local, State, and Federal agencies. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Students interested in the program should apply directly to the Tuscarawas Campus and meet with the academic program director. Admission to the program is selective. A minimum collegiate or high school cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) is required of all students for admission to the program. Applicants not admitted directly to the program may be admitted as pre-major students. Detailed information and requirements for admission, satisfactory progress and graduation can be obtained from the Kent State Tuscarawas program office.
Minimum 70 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative and major GPA.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Pass the VTNE.
2. Demonstrate successful completion of all essential skills as mandated by AVMA CVTEA in Appendix I of the Accreditation Policies and Procedures.
3. Demonstrate competency in safely performing animal handling skills.
4. Demonstrate competency in decision-making abilities for patient case management from the initial presention to the successful outcome of the patient's treatment and resolution of the patient's presenting problem(s).
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