Veterinary Technology

Prerequisites

Steps

 

             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.

 


Prerequisites are:


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.