Veterinary Technology

(Offered through a Cooperative Agreement with St. Petersburg College)

Associate in Science Degree

The Veterinary Technology A.S. degree program is a selective admission program at St. Petersburg College. Through a cooperative agreement with St. Petersburg College, Valencia offers the general education core and support courses required in the program. Students meeting the admission requirements of this program at St. Petersburg College can access all of the remaining specialized courses through online distance learning. Required clinical and work experiences can be obtained within the Central Florida area. The degree is awarded by St. Petersburg College.

Note: Since this degree is offered and awarded by St. Petersburg College it is not a financial aid eligible degree program at Valencia. If you are concurrently seeking the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, the Veterinary Technology program prerequisites may be eligible for financial aid at Valencia if they are a part of your A.A. requirements.

The A.S. Degree in Veterinary Technology program prepares students to be veterinary technicians and once students complete the program, they may take the FVMA and FVTA Certification examinations. For more information about the requirements and selection process, contact St. Petersburg College at 727-341-3653 and visit the college Web site at http://spcollege.edu/VT.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Veterinary Technologist
  • Veterinary Technician

Salary & Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit: www.salary.com or www.smart-college-choices.com

Contacts

For more information regarding St. Petersburg College's Veterinary Technology program, please visit http://www.spcollege.edu/VT-ASOnline/  or call: 727-302-6721.

For academic advising at Valencia, please visit www.valenciacollege.edu/advising/.

General Education and Support Courses Offered at Valencia
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH +3
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY II *
MUSIC APPRECIATION
PHILOSOPHY
Select one of the following:3
COLLEGE ALGEBRA +*
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS +*
MATH FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS +*
Select one of the following:3
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1877
U.S. HISTORY 1877 TO PRESENT
INTRODUCTORY ANTHROPOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-MACRO
ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL WESTERN CIVILIZATION *
MODERN WESTERN CIVILIZATION *
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS *
U.S. GOVERNMENT.
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY.
PHI 2600ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING +3
BSC 1005
1005L
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
and LAB IN APPLIED BIOLOGY +
4
or BSC 1005C BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COMBINED
Total Credit Hours22
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

(GR)

Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

Notes:

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.