Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

Veterinary Technician National Exam | Stautzenberger CollegeThe program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Graduates are prepared to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

Can you still understand when you don't speak their language?

Unlike humans, our canine and feline companions can't tell us exactly what's wrong. That's where you can play an important role. Our Associate Veterinary Technician program will give you the knowledge you need to understand, diagnose and treat injured pets.

Top ten reasons to earn a Veterinary Technician Associate Degree:

1.      Make a difference.
         Although it is difficult, working with animals is a rewarding experience. You'll be improving
         animals' lives and you may find them making yours happier as well.

2.      Great job outlook.
         
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that veterinary technicians will see a job increase
          of twenty percent between 2016 and 2026.1

3.      Have a career that makes you proud!
         
Becoming a veterinary technician may seem tough, but we believe you have the ability to
         succeed. Earn your degree and begin a rewarding career!

4.      Participate in an externship.
         Our vet technician program grants students the opportunity to work in a healthcare setting
         before they even earn their vet tech degree. Receive hands-on experience you can take with
         you into your new workplace after you graduate.

5.      Become prepared for the VTNE.
       
  Our associate program will provide the knowledge foundation you need for taking the Veterinary
         Technician National Exam and becoming a vet tech.

6.      Learn about many medical topics.
         
Our extensive twenty-four month program covers a plethora of topics including anatomy, physiology,
         medical terminology, microbiology, operating skills, surgical technology and surgical pharmacy.

7.      Fully accredited program.
         
Our vet tech program in Ohio is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical
         Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

8.      Many different workplaces.
         
After graduating and passing the VTNE, you could choose to work in a private clinic, laboratory,
         animal hospital, boarding kennel, animal shelters, rescue league, non-profit with animals or zoo.

9.      Help diagnose animal injuries and illnesses.
         
You'll learn how to conduct urinalysis and other diagnostic tests to aid veterinarians.

10.    We're here to help!
         
Your future career is our first priority, so you can count on our career service staff to assist in
         your job hunt. We have a variety of resources for you to use, such as job boards and a network
         of fantastic veterinary technician employers.

References:
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor.  (2017, October 24).  Occupational Outlook Handbook.  Veterinary Technologists and Technicians.  Retrieved from   https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-technologists-and-technici...

 

Program length – 24 months

 

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On-campus program

The vet tech program prepares graduates to perform a wide variety of medical procedures, produce diagnostic radiographs, anesthesia administration, and surgical assisting.

Healthcare curriculum for this program includes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, operating skills, surgical technology and surgical pharmacy. This program also includes general education courses to meet the requirements of an associate degree program including government, ethics, critical thinking, success strategies and written and oral communications. Prior to graduation, students complete an externship in a healthcare setting, providing real-world work experience.

Upon completion, you could earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

The program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTE A).

Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to help diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals. Technicians may perform laboratory tests, such as a urinalysis, and help veterinarians conduct a variety of other diagnostic tests.

Our comprehensive associate degree program also includes course work in general education and includes heavy emphasis on technical and communication skills – two skills that are most valued by employers.

Graduates can work in private clinics, laboratories, animal hospitals, boarding kennels, animal shelters, rescue leagues, and even zoos.

Demand for veterinary technicians is expected to grow by more than 14%, faster than average, through 2024.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16

Brecksville, OH
Maumee, OH

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VTNE Pass Rates Maumee Campus

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017

Number first-time test takers

97

Number of first-time candidates passing VTNE

65

Three-year VTNE pass percentage

67.01%

 

VTNE Pass Rates Brecksville Campus

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017

Number first-time test takers

127

Number of first-time candidates passing VTNE

88

Three-year VTNE pass percentage

69.29%