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College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Technology Program

Four-Year Baccalaureate Degree Curriculum

Integrated Veterinary Technology Four-Year Baccalaureate Curriculum

Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 127.5

Year One

Semester 1 (Fall)
Semester 2 (Spring)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) MA 15300 (Algebra and Trigonometry I) (3) Various (Behavior/Social Science Outcome Selective)
(3)

COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)

(4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (3)

ENGL** (First-Year Composition)

(3) Various (Science, Technology & Society Selective) (3) Various (Humanities Outcome Selective)
(1) VM 14000* (Introduction to Veterinary Technology)    
(17)   (16)  
English and Communications cannot be taken in the same semester


Year Two

Semester 3 (Fall)
Semester 4 (Spring)
(4)      BMS 23100  (Anatomy for Veterinary Technicians) (2)  VCS 22400 (Small Animal Nursing I)
(2)      BMS 23200 (Physiology for Veterinary Technicians) (2)      VCS 22500 (Large Animal Nursing I)
(4)      VCS 22100 (Veterinary Nursing Techniques for the Normal Animal (Small Animal and Large Animal) (4)      CPB 25500 (Clinical Pathology)
(1)  VM 24100 (Safety, Prevention and Public Health) (0.5)      BMS 23300 (Introduction to Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, Weeks 1-4)
(1.5)  VM 24300 (Clinic Rotations I), Monday (2)      VCS 22600 (Principles of Anesthesia, Weeks 5-15)
(0.5)      VCS 25100 (Introduction to Imaging) (2)      VCS 25200 (Imaging for Veterinary Technicians)
(0.5)      VCS 22200 (Dentistry, Weeks 10-15) (1)      VCS 22800 (Small Animal and Large Animal Well Animal Nutrition)
(1)      VCS 22300 (Surgical Nursing/OR Protocols) (1)      BMS 23400 (Clinical Physiology)
(0.5)      VM 251000 (Medical Math & Terminology) (1.5)  VM 24400 (Clinic Rotations II, Friday)
(15)    (16)  


Summer Between Year 2 and Year 3


(3.5) VM 24900 (Clinic Rotations III), M-F

Rotation is six weeks. Two sections: weeks 1-6 and weeks 10-15; vacation for nine weeks.


Year Three

Semester 5 (Fall)
Semester 6 (Spring)
(2) VM 32300 (Laboratory Animals and Nursing of Non-Traditional Pets) (2) CPB 35100 (Microbiology for Veterinary Technicians)
(1) VM 24200 (Integrations I) (2) CPB 35200 (Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians)
(1.5) BMS 33100 (Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians) (1.5) VM 34500 (Management I)
(2) VCS 32100 (Large Animal Nursing II) (5) VM 34400 (Clinic Rotations V, T, W, Th
(2) VCS 32200 (Small Animal Nursing II) (1) VM 34200 (Integrations II)
(2.5) Free Elective^
(5) VM 34300 (Clinic Rotations IV, T, W, Th) (2) Veterinary Technology Electives (suggested credit number)
(13.5)    (16)    


Summer Between Year 3 and Year 4


(4) VM 34600 (Practicum)

Practicum is 12 weeks; vacation for 3 weeks.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE GRANTED (MINIMUM HOURS REQUIRED:  70)



Year Four

Semester 7(Fall)
Semester 8 (Spring)
(1) VM 44100 (Occupational and Public Health for Veterinary Technicians)  (4) VM 44500 (Senior Project)
(2) VCS 46700 (Diagnostic Instrumentation)  (3) ENG/COM (42000 Business or 42100 Technical Writing) OR COM 32000 (Small Group Communication) OR COM 32400 (Introduction to Organizational Communication)
(1.5) VM 44200 (Management II)  (2) VCS 41800 (Applied Small Animal Behavior)
(2) BMS 46400 (Clinical Toxicology for Veterinary Technicians)  (3) Veterinary Technology Electives (suggested credit number)
(2) VM 44300 (Clinic Rotations, Monday)  
(2) CPB 48000 (Seminars on Animal Welfare)    
(3) Free Elective    
(1) Vet Tech Electives (suggested credit number)
(14.5)   VM 44100 (Public Health and OSHA)
(12)    

 

BACHELOR DEGREE GRANTED (MINIMUM HOURS REQUIRED: 127.5)

^ Required for completion of associate degree.

Bachelor of Science degree curriculum requires 6.0 credits of Vet Tech electives and 5.5 credits of free electives.

* VM 14000 is required for both associate and bachelor of science degrees. For student entering at the second year, VM 14000 is taken Fall of Year 2.

** 3 credits of English composition are required for the bachelor of science degree.  However, English 10600 (4 credits) is typically used to meet this requirement.  English 10600 or 10800 meet the Information Literacy outcome for undergraduate core curriculum.


This is a suggested plan of study and subject to change.

See the Outcome Selectives for approved Purdue courses.