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Veterinary Technology, AAS


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Major Code: 3105

Admission

The associate in applied science degree program in Veterinary Technology is a cooperative program offered by Carver Career & Technical Education Center in Malden, WV and BridgeValley Community and Technical College. This is a limited enrollment program that admits one class of students each fall semester.

Federal and State Financial Aid is awarded for this cooperative program by Carver Career & Technical Education Center by Department of Education policies requiring that financial aid be administered by the institution providing 51% or more of the instructional coursework. Students accepted into this cooperative program will pay tuition directly to Carver Career & Technical Center.

Students should contact the Financial Aid Counselor at Carver Career & Technical Education Center to discuss payment options. Students completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should apply using the Federal School Code for Carver Career & Technical Education Center. Students who may be receiving outside scholarships or state awarded grants should discuss these funds with the Financial Aid Counselor at Carver Career & Technical Education Center.

BridgeValley will not be permitted to process any federal aid, state aid, or scholarship awards for students accepted into cooperative programs.

To be considered for admission, applicants must first meet one of the following minimum requirement options:

Minimum Requirements

Option 1

  1. Graduation with a high school diploma with a 2.0 GPA OR GED scores of 410 on each sub-test with an average of 450 OR TASC scores of 500 on each test subject area with the additional requirement to score at least 2 out of 8 on the Writing prompt.
  2. ACT composite score of 20 (or SAT composite of 950) or better. ACT scores: English 18, math 19, reading 17 OR SAT scores: English 450, math 460, reading 420 OR Accuplacer scores of: English 88, arithmetic math 85, reading 79
  3. One high school or college chemistry course with a “C” or better. The chemistry course does not require a laboratory component. If the student has only high school courses, another high school science laboratory course with a “C” or better is also required for admission.
  4. A minimum of 20 hours of paid or volunteer veterinary experience verified by a supervisor.
  5. A one-page, typed essay entitled “Why I want to be a Veterinary Technician.”

Option 2

Students whose ACT/SAT scores do not meet the above-outlined criteria may be considered for admission to the Veterinary Technology program by successfully completing: cannot include

  1. Graduation with a high school diploma with a 2.0 GPA OR GED scores of 410 on each sub-test with an average of 450 OR TASC scores of 500 on each test subject area with the additional requirement to score at least 2 out of 8 on the Writing prompt.
  2. Twelve hours of college work at an accredited institution of higher learning within the past five years with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. (Collegiate courses cannot include developmental courses.)
  3. Must be eligible for MATH 111  and English 101. If math or English scores are below acceptable levels, students must pass the appropriate math course with a grade of C or higher, as well as developmental English and/or reading prior to admission.
  4. One high school or college chemistry course with a “C” or better. The chemistry course does not require a laboratory component. If the student has only high school courses, another high school science laboratory course with a “C” or better is required for admission.
  5. A minimum of 20 hours of paid or volunteer veterinary experience verified by a supervisor.
  6. A one -page, typed essay entitled “Why I want to be a Veterinary Technician.”

In addition, both Options 1 and 2 require the following:

  1. Submission of a completed physical examination form is required prior to the start of laboratory classes.
  2. Students will also submit to a background check and random drug screens after they are enrolled in the program.

STUDENTS WHO MEET THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO:

  1. Complete and submit application forms for both Carver and BridgeValley.
  2. Submit either official ACT/SAT (may be on HS transcript) or Accuplacer scores.
  3. Submit official copies of all high school transcripts OR GED Diploma.
  4. Submit official copies of all high school transcripts OR GED/TASC Diploma.
  5. Submit application materials including: Carver and BridgeValley application forms (must have both), ACT/SAT/ Accuplacer scores, official transcripts, proof of volunteer experience, essay, and the completed Veterinary Technology Data Sheet to: Veterinary Technology Program, C/o Carver Career and Technical Center, 4799 Midland Trail, Charleston, WV 25306 by February 28th.

Selection for the Veterinary Technology program is based on ACT/SAT/Accuplacer scores, high school/college coursework, GPAs, and animal related experience. Department policies related to bloodborne pathogens, radiation safety, HIPAA and ethics are available for review at www.bridgevalley.edu.

Please be advised – Students accepted into the Veterinary Technology and Respiratory Therapy collaborative programs pay tuition directly to the Carver Career and Technical Education Center, not to BridgeValley.

Admitted students will need to contact the financial aid counselor at Carver to discuss payment options. Financial aid is limited to Pell and Higher Education Adult Part-time Student (HEAPS) grants for students enrolled in the Carver cooperative programs. At this time, the Carver programs do not accept the Promise Scholarship or other State scholarships. Direct all scholarship applicability questions to the financial aid counselor

Program Description

The Veterinary Technology program is a cooperative program between BridgeValley Community and Technical College and Carver Career and Technical Education Center in Malden, West Virginia. The program is national credited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Completion of this program leads to an associate of applied science in Veterinary Technology from BridgeValley CTC.

Program Goals and Objectives

Graduates of this program who have successfully passed both the national and state exams earn their license and become Registered Veterinary Technicians within the state of WV.

Program Assessment

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Veterinary Technicians National Exams and the WV state exam for veterinary technicians.

Transfer Baccalaureate Options

BA – Regents BA
BS – Veterinary Technology (out of state)

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements include the following:

  1. Graduation with a high school diploma with a 2.0 GPA OR GED scores of 410 on each sub-test with an average of 450 OR TASC scores of 500 on each test subject area with the additional requirement to score at least 2 out of 8 on the Writing prompt.
  2. ACT composite score of 20 (or SAT composite of 950) or better. ACT scores: English 18, math 19, reading 17 OR SAT scores: English 450, math 460, reading 420 OR Accuplacer scores of: English 88, arithmetic math 85, reading 79
  3. One high school or college chemistry course with a “C” or better. The chemistry course does not require a laboratory component. If the student has high school courses only another high school science laboratory course with a “C” or better is required for admission.
  4. A minimum of 20 hours of paid or volunteer veterinary experience verified by a supervisor.
  5. A one-page, typed essay entitled “Why I want to be a Veterinary Technician.”

OR

Students whose ACT/SAT scores do not meet the above outlined criteria may be considered for admission to the Veterinary Technology program by successfully completing:

  1. Graduation with a high school diploma with a 2.0 GPA OR GED scores of 410 on each sub-test with an average of 450 OR TASC scores of 500 on each test subject area with the additional requirement to score at least 2 out of 8 on the Writing prompt.
  2. Twelve hours of college work at an accredited institution of higher learning within the past five years with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. (Collegiate courses cannot include developmental courses.)
  3. Must be eligible for MATH 111  and ENGL 101 . If math or English scores are below acceptable levels, students must pass the appropriate math course with a grade of C or higher, as well as developmental English and/or reading prior to admission.
  4. One high school or college chemistry course with a “C” or better. The chemistry course does not require a laboratory component. If the student has high school courses only another high school science laboratory course with a “C” or better is required for admission.
  5. A minimum of 20 hours of paid or volunteer veterinary experience verified by a supervisor.
  6. A one-page, typed essay entitled “Why I want to be a Veterinary Technician.”

Submission of a completed physical examination form is required prior to the start of laboratory classes. Students will also submit a background check and a random drug screen after they are enrolled in the program.

Applications are to be sent to:

Veterinary Technology Program
C/o Carver Career and Technical Center
4799 Midland Trail
Charleston, WV 25306

Careers

Employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment will grow as more veterinarians utilize technicians and technologists to do general care and lab work, and as they continue to replace lower skilled veterinary assistants.

Median pay is $30,290 per year or $14.56 per hour.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition,
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians,
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-technologists-and-technicians.htm

Veterinary Technician find employment in veterinarian offices, zoos, animal research, biomedical research, food inspection, wildlife management, pharmaceutical sales, government agencies, US Army, humane societies, and many additional areas. Typical job titles include Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Emergency Veterinary Technician, Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician, Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Laboratory Technician (Veterinary Lab Tech), Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech)

http://www.onetonline.org/

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 29-2056.00 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

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