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VET 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 100 - Introduction to Animal Science
Surveys the common breeds of small and large domestic animals, including identification, management, and restraint.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
VET 101 - Introduction to Veterinary Assisting
Presents basic information about assisting the veterinarian. Includes information about companion animals, primarily dogs and cats.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
VET 102 - Care and Maintenance of Small Domestic Animals
Presents basic information about general and veterinary management of small domestic animals, especially dogs and cats. Provides information concerning animal and human safety, animal restraint, nutrition, common diseases, medical terminology, medical history, and other topics related to the care and maintenance of small animals.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
VET 103 - Veterinary Office Assisting
Presents basic information about common business procedures used in veterinary practice. Includes client and staff relationships and veterinary regulations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
VET 105 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology
Introduces the role of veterinary technicians in veterinary practice. Includes medical terminology, ethics, professionalism, and basic concepts of patient care.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
VET 111 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
Introduces the structure and function of the animal and of all the organ systems of common domestic animals. Includes histology, embryology, and genetics. Includes laboratory dissection and demonstrations.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
VET 115 - Laboratory Techniques I
Introduces techniques in hematology, urinalysis, and parasitology. Includes other laboratory tests performed in veterinary practice.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
VET 116 - Animal Breeds and Behavior
Surveys common species of domestic animals including basic husbandry, care, and handling. Introduces identification of various breeds and their characteristics, including behavior patterns, problems, and solutions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
VET 120 - Veterinary Medical Terminology and Calculations
Presents medical terminology and medical calculations used in the practice of veterinary technology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
VET 121 - Clinical Practices I-II
Presents advanced clinical techniques commonly performed in veterinary practice. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
VET 122 - Clinical Practices I-II
Presents advanced clinical techniques commonly performed in veterinary practice. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
VET 131 - Clinical Pathology I
Surveys techniques used in the veterinary hospital laboratory. Includes hematology, urinalysis, microbiology, cytology, immunology, clinical chemistry, serology, and necropsy. Emphasizes the use of microscope, automated laboratory equipment, and modern diagnostic procedures. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
VET 132 - Clinical Pathology II
Surveys techniques used in the veterinary hospital laboratory. Includes hematology, urinalysis, microbiology, cytology, immunology, clinical chemistry, serology, and necropsy. Emphasizes the use of microscope, automated laboratory equipment, and modern diagnostic procedures. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
VET 133 - Clinical Pathology III
Introduces various techniques in microbiology, cytology and necropsy. Studies the common internal and external parasites of various species of domestic animals. Emphasizes their life cycles, pathology, treatment, and prevention. Prerequisite: VET 131, VET 132.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
VET 135 - Anesthesia of Domestic Animals
Introduces the basic principles of anesthesia of common domestic species. Includes techniques of induction, monitoring, and recovery of patients using injectable and inhalation anesthetics.
Lecture 1 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
VET 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
VET 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 205 - Applied Veterinary Surgical Nursing
Presents advanced topics in the management of the surgical patient. Provides laboratory experience in management of anesthesia and surgical assistance in addition to preoperative and postoperative care of patients. Prerequisite: VET 121.

3 credits
VET 210 - Animal Diseases and Microbiology
Surveys infectious and non-infectious diseases of domestic animals. Includes aspects of disease such as etiology, clinical signs, treatment, prevention, and pathology. Presents identification and drug sensitivity of common disease-causing organisms.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
VET 211 - Animal Diseases I
Describes animal health and disease, surgical techniques, and animal behavior. Includes demonstrations and selected observation and practice in animal hospitals, clinics, or research laboratories. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
VET 212 - Animal Diseases II
Describes animal health and disease, surgical techniques, and animal behavior. Includes demonstrations and selected observation and practice in animal hospitals, clinics, or research laboratories. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
VET 214 - Animal Dentistry
Introduces the basic principles of dental care for common domestic species. Includes dental anatomy, nomenclature, common oral pathology, record systems, instrumentation, dental prophylaxis, common dental treatments, intraoral dental radiography and local anesthesia techniques.
Lecture 1-2 hour Laboratory 3 hours (2-3 credits)
2-3 credits
VET 215 - Laboratory Techniques II
Expands concepts introduced in VET 115 including clinical chemistry, cytology, and other laboratory tests performed in veterinary practice. Prerequisite VET 115.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
VET 216 - Animal Pharmacology
Studies drugs and other medical substances of veterinary importance. Includes their characteristics, usage, measurement, dosage, administration, and also pharmacy management.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
VET 217 - Introduction to Laboratory, Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Focuses on the identification, captive management, restraint and diseases of fish, reptiles, birds, rodents, rabbits, ferrets, primates, wild carnivores, and wild herbivores. Presents the fields of laboratory research zoological medicine.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
VET 221 - Advanced Clinical Practices III
Presents advanced clinical techniques commonly performed in veterinary practice. Prerequisite VET 121-122. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
4 credits
VET 222 - Advanced Clinical Practices IV
Presents advanced clinical techniques commonly performed in veterinary practice. Prerequisite VET 121-122. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
4 credits
VET 230 - Veterinary Hospital Management
Introduces common business procedures used in veterinary practice. Includes bill collection, appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, record keeping, merchandising, drug ordering and inventory control, and supervision of employees.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
VET 235 - Animal Hospital Management and Client Relations
Introduces the basic concepts of business procedures of veterinary practice. Includes communication skills, office management, record keeping, and use of computers in veterinary practice.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
VET 236 - Companion Animal Behavior
Teaches basic behavior concepts as they apply to dogs, cats, and horses. Stresses prevention and treatment of behavior problems.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
VET 251 - Advanced Equine Techniques
Enhances student knowledge of equine medicine, equipment, diagnostics, and techniques.
3 credits. 2 Lecture hours. 2 Laboratory hours. 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: VET 121
3 credits
VET 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
VET 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VET 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits