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Veterinary Technology, An Articulated Agreement Leading to the A.S. Degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College (Florida)

This specialized agreement is in partnership with St. Petersburg College. Students will enroll and complete their general education courses at RVCC.  The Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology prepares students to become a veterinary technician, who uses scientific knowledge and skills to benefit society through protecting animal health, relieving animal suffering, conserving livestock resources, promoting public health and advancing medical knowledge.

The A.S. degrees in Veterinary Technology is accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Applicants must have worked or volunteered in a veterinary hospital at least 40 hours prior to applying for admission to fulfill the clinical observation requirement.  Candidates will also complete the Health Programs Application form and the Veterinary Hospital Observation and Discussion form before they will be considered for acceptance into the Veterinary Technology Program.   They will then apply and be approved for the selective program at St. Petersburg, after which they will enroll in distance learning (online) courses to complete the degree. Full-or part-time employment with a Veterinarian is required as part of this program. For more information about the selection process or the online courses, please contact St. Petersburg at (727) 341-3653, or visit the website at www.spcollege.edu.

NOTE: Financial Aid will not be awarded by RVCC for this program. Students may be eligible for Financial Aid from St. Petersburg.

Curriculum at RVCC

The following general education courses are required to be completed with a grade of “C” or better at RVCC prior to admission at St. Petersburg.1

Total Credits 22

1 The program requires significant computer experience. RVCC students without such background should also take COMP 102 Computer Literacy  in preparation for their online courses. A placement test in English and Mathematics is required to meet prerequisites.

2 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list. One of the following courses must be selected in order to satisfy St. Petersburgh College’s Enhanced World View requirement; ARTH 208 Art Beyond the Western World ; ENGL 211 Masterpieces of Early World Literature ; ENGL 212 World Literature Since the Renaissance ; PHIL 105 World Religions ; POLI 231 International Relations  or a language, excluding sign language.

3 Mathematics by official placement test. Students may not take courses below placement level. Choose either MATH 101 Number Systems , MATH 112 Precalculus I , or MATH 110 Statistics I .