Veterinary Medical Technology

This program is scheduled to be implemented in the Fall 2017 Semester and the below is provided as information only at this time.

This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to assist veterinarians in preparing animals, equipment, and medications for examination and surgery; collecting specimens; performing laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic, dental procedures; assisting in surgery; and providing proper husbandry of animals and their environment.
Course work includes instruction in veterinary anatomy, nutrition, parasitology, pathology, physiology, radiology, terminology, zoology, office practices, laboratory techniques, dentistry, and small and large animal clinical practices.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take state and national examinations administered by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Graduates may be employed in veterinary clinics; diagnostic, research, or pharmaceutical laboratories; zoos; academic institutions; or other areas associated with animal care.

What prospective students can do at this time:

Prospective students could take the General Education courses, if you have not already taken them, which will be needed to complete the program:

Download the Application Packet

Download the Point Count Worksheet

General Education Courses

  • ENG-111 (Writing & Inquiry)
  • ENG-114 (Professional Research & Reporting)
  • MAT-143 (Quantitative Literacy)
  • CIS-111 (Basic PC Literacy)

Social Behavioral Science Elective (Pick one)

  • PSY-118 (Interpersonal Psychology)
  • PSY-150 (General Psychology)
  • SOC-210 (Introduction to Sociology)
  • SOC-240 (Social Psychology)

Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (Pick one)

  • ART-111 (Art Appreciation)
  • HUM-115 (Critical Thinking)
  • MUS-110 (Music Appreciation)
  • PHI-210 (History of Philosophy)

It is expected that more information on how to apply and the selection criteria for prospective students after a new Lead Veterinarian is hired to manage the program this coming fall.

All courses for this new program will be held on the CFCC North Campus.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester I

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 3 2
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 4 3
VET 110 Animal Breeds & Husbandry 2 2 4 3
VET 114 Introduction to Veterinary Med Tech 1 1 1
VET 120 Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology 3 3 6 4
VET 121 Veterinary Medical Terminology 3 3 3
Totals 21 16

Spring Semester I

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
CHM 130 General Organic & Biochemistry 3 3 3
CHM 130A General Organic & Biochemistry Lab 2 2 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 3 3
VET 123 Veterinary Parasitology 2 3 5 3
VET 125 Veterinary Diseases I 2 2 2
VET 137 Veterinary Office Practices 1 2 3 2
Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective 3 3 3
Totals 21 17

Summer Semester I

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
VET 131 Veterinary Lab Techniques I 2 3 5 3
VET 133 Veterinary Clinical Practices I 2 3 5 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 3 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 3 3
Totals 16 12

Fall Semester II

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
VET 126 Veterinary Diseases II 1 3 4 2
VET 211 Veterinary Lab Techniques II 2 3 5 3
VET 213 Veterinary Clinical Practices II 1 9 10 4
VET 215 Veterinary Pharmacology 3 3 3
WBL 112A Work-Based Learning I 10 1
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I 1 1 1
Totals  33 14

Spring Semester II

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
VET 212 Veterinary Lab Techniques III 2 3 5 3
VET 214 Veterinary Clinical Practices III 1 9 10 4
VET 217 Large Animal Clinical Practices 2 3 5 3
VET 237 Animal Nutrition 3 3 3
WBL 112B Work-Based Learning Experience II 10 1
Totals  33 14