Veterinary Technology Phase I
Veterinary Technology is a career dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. Licensed veterinary technicians provide professional and technical support to veterinarians, biologists, researchers and industry. As a member of the veterinary health care team, the licensed veterinary technician provides many aspects of patient care to include anesthesia and surgical support, diagnostic imaging and laboratory procedures. Greenville Technical College (GTC), in cooperation with Tri-County Technical College (TCTC), offers the first phase of the Associate in Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. The second phase of the program is offered at Tri-County Technical College. The actual degree is awarded by TCTC upon successful completion of all program requirements, including both phase one and phase two requirements. Upon completion of Phase I (at GTC) and Phase II (at TCTC), students are expected to take state and national licensing exams to become Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT).
Tri-County Technical College will accept 12 students from Greenville Technical College who complete the outlined phase I courses and meet all other program requirements. Students accepted into Phase II of the program will be placed in day or evening classes at Tri-County Technical College based on availability, taking into consideration student preference. It is the student’s responsibility to apply to Phase II at Tri-County Technical College for consideration of acceptance into the Veterinary Technology Program at Tri-County Technical College.
Students must meet with the program director of the Veterinary Technology program at Tri-County Technical College prior to acceptance into Phase II of the program.
- An approved criminal background check is required.
- A negative 10-panel drug screen is required.
- Students are required to have documentation of Tetanus vaccination within the past ten (10) years.
Type of Program
Day and evening (Currently, only general education courses are offered in the evening)
Type of Degree
An Associate in Applied Science degree will be awarded by TCTC upon successful completion of all program requirements outlined on TCTC’s website, http://tctc.catalog.acalog.com/preview_program.php?catoid=21&poid=4380/
The VET courses at Greenville Technical College are offered at the Northwest Campus only. The general education courses may be available at other campuses and through distance education.
Requirements for Completion
- A grade of “C” or higher must be earned for all courses in Phase I and Phase II.
- BIO 101 Biological Science I* must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher prior to entry into fall classes.
- GPA of 2.0 or higher (GTC cumulative GPA will supersede all other GPA’s)
Financial Aid Considerations
For students who receive financial aid, it is very important that you contact the primary advisor for additional information. The primary advisor at GTC for the Veterinary Technology Program is Erin Bouchillon. Erin.Bouchillon@gvltec.edu
The Veterinary Technology program at TCTC is fully accredited by:
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
Telephone: (847) 925-8070
Fax: (847) 925-1329
Sanctioned by the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians.
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/animal_studies/.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: Please contact your advisor for recommended evening schedules.
|VET 113||Introduction to Veterinary Technology 1||3|
|Total Semester Hours||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition I* 2||3|
|VET 101||Animal Breeds and Husbandry||3|
|VET 104||Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|VET 150||Clinical Techniques I||3|
|Humanities Elective 2,3||3|
|Total Semester Hours||15|
|BIO 225||Microbiology* 2||4|
|VET 140||Veterinary Pharmacology||2|
|VET 152||Clinical Pathology||4|
|VET 116||Radiology and Parasitology||3|
|MAT 120||Probability and Statistics* 2||3|
|Total Semester Hours||16|
|Total Required Credit Hours||34|
General education course
A University Transfer Humanities course may be selected from the following: Foreign Language, History, Philosophy, Humanities, Art, Literature or Music.