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
Communications6
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*
FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~
Interpersonal Communication
Humanities6
Intro To Humanities ~
ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING +*~ (GR)
Mathematics3
Select one of the following courses:
College Algebra +*
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS +*
Math for the Liberal Arts +*
Statistical Methods +*
Science3
Select one of the following courses:
Astronomy ~
Botany ~
Biological Science ~
GENERAL BIOLOGY I *~
GENERAL BIOLOGY II *~
Human Biology ~
Biology of Human Sexuality ~
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I *~
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II *~
Chemistry In Everyday Life ~
Intro To General Chemistry *~
GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS *~
Gen Chem Qual Analysis II *~
Earth Science ~
Intro to Environ Science ~
Physical Geology ~
Geology of National Parks ~
MICROBIOLOGY *~
Intro to Marine Biology
Intro To Oceanography
Conceptual Physics ~
GEN PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I *~
GEN PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II *~
COLLEGE PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA *~
COLLEGE PHYSICS II WITH ALGEBR *~
Social Sciences3
U.S. History 1877 to Present ~
Introductory Anthropology ~
Principles of Economics-Macro ~
U.S. Government ~
General Psychology ~
Introductory Sociology ~
Social Sciences This course serves as an Enhanced World View course at St. Petersburg College3
International Politics +*~ (GR)
Computer/Information Literacy Competency at St. Petersburg College3
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS
Intro to Tech for Educators
Total Credit Hours27
+

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.

Students can take the Honors versions of these courses.