Academic Catalog

Veterinary Technology (Online), A.A.S.

Program Description

This is a unique Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology Online program accredited by the AVMA. It is offered in an accelerated online delivery format, combined with 360 hours of on-site clinical experiences. The program meets the needs of individuals who are not able through necessity of employment or other personal circumstances to attend a traditional, classroom-based academic program. The Veterinary Technology Online program parallels other AVMA accredited degree programs and its curriculum includes the subject content and the didactic and psychomotor essential tasks enumerated by the AVMA Committee of Veterinary Technician Educational Activities (CVTEA).

Those individuals within six months of graduation will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National (licensing) Exam (VTNE), nationally recognized by many states for licensure. Students from outside New York State should check with their local Board of Education regarding licensure eligibility Students completing the AAS in Veterinary Technology Online will receive the terminal degree required for licensure in New York State as a Veterinary Technician.

Program Goals

The AAS in Veterinary Technology Online program provides instruction and clinical experiences needed to perform effectively as a veterinary technician. The AAS in Veterinary Technology Online curriculum provides the necessary credentials to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and satisfies the New York State Education requirements for professional licensure as a veterinary technician.

The goals of the program include:

  • To provide a relevant and innovative education that prepares individuals for professional careers in Veterinary Medicine and lifelong learning.
  • To develop in all students the interpersonal skills necessary for effective participation in teams and groups.
  • To enhance the analytical, critical thinking, and decision-making skills of each individual student.
  • To develop and cultivate a sense of purpose, responsibility, and ethical behavior among individuals.
  • To enhance the student’s written, spoken, and technological skills.
  • To obtain knowledge and develop proficiency in clinical and practical veterinary medicine in order to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and satisfy New York State Education requirements for professional licensure as a veterinary technician

Credit Distribution and Course Sequence (Online)

BIO 1724
CIS 1184
or CIS 160
ENG 1114
GEN 1314
MAT 1174
SPE 2424
VET 1013
VET 1804
VET 2034
VET 2074
VET 2093
VET 2213
VET 2234
VET 2253
VET 2274
VET 2393
VET 2433
VET 2601
VET 2612
VET 2621
VET 2632
VET 2704
Total Hours72

Suggested Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
BIO 172 full session 4
CIS 160 session 1 4
GEN 131 session 2 4
 Hours12
Second Semester
MAT 117 full session 4
VET 260 full session 1
VET 101 session 1 3
SPE 242 session 2 4
 Hours12
Third Semester
VET 207 full session 4
ENG 111 session 1 4
VET 180 session 2 4
 Hours12
Fourth Semester
VET 261 full session 2
VET 221 full session 4
VET 203 session 1 3
VET 209 session 2 3
 Hours12
Fifth Semester
VET 262 full session 1
VET 227 full session 4
VET 223 session 1 3
VET 225 session 2 4
 Hours12
Sixth Semester
VET 263 full session 2
VET 270 full session 3
VET 239 session 1 3
VET 243 session 2 4
 Hours12
 Total Hours72