1. Submit an application to the Vet Tech Program.
2. Submit an application to the college via YVC's web site, www.yvcc.edu and pay application fee.
High school diploma or GED.
NOTE: High school graduation is verified on a copy of your official transcript if it has been 5 years or less. If it has been longer than 5 years since graduation or you have a GED, provide a copy of your diploma or certificate.
General Biology -- completion of one year of high school biology with a "C" or better
OR completion of a General Biology with lab class (BIOL& 160 [formally BIOL 109] at YVC) with a "C" or better within 5 years of entrance into the program.
Chemistry -- completion of one year of high school chemistry with a "C" or better
OR completion of an Intro to Chemistry class (CHEM& 100 at YVC) with a "C" or better within the last 5 years
OR completion of a Principles of Chemistry with lab class (CHEM 109 at YVC) with a "C" or better.
Mathematics -- eligibility for Intermediate Algebra (MATH 095 at YVC) by either achieving a score of 58 or greater on the Compass Algebra Exam within the previous 12 months
OR completion of a math class equal to YVC'S MATH 085 or advanced math class with a "C" or better.
Reading -- achieve a score on Compass Exam indicating eligibility for college level reading or equivalent course work.
English -- eligibility for English 101 by achieving a score of 82 or greater on the Compass Writing Exam within the last 12 months
OR completion of English 101 or higher with a grade "C" or better.
Animal Clinic Observation -- complete 50 hours of volunteer/observation/paid work at a veterinary clinic within the last 3 years and submit the Clinical Observation form. Observation should be under the direction of a veterinarian that is not a family member. This may not include time involved in treating your own animal.
Reference Forms -- students must submit 3 completed reference forms, including one from the veterinarian where clinical hours were completed.
Admission is based on high school and college grades, meeting the above-listed program prerequisites, reference letters, as well as work and veterinary experience.
Applications and all required forms and documentation is due May 1 each year for consideration to begin the program the following fall quarter.