(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 https://go.spcollege.edu/vt.
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.
- Veterinary Technologist
- Veterinary Technician
Salary & Earnings Information
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|General Education and Support Courses Offered at Valencia|
|FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~|
or SPC 1017
|Intro To Humanities ~|
|ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING +*~ (GR)|
|Select one of the following courses:|
|COLLEGE ALGEBRA +*|
|COLLEGE MATHEMATICS +*|
|Math for the Liberal Arts +*|
|STATISTICAL METHODS +*|
|Select one of the following courses:|
|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 ~|
|INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY *~|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS I *~|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS II *~|
|Earth Science ~|
|Intro to Environ Science ~|
|Physical Geology ~|
|Geology of National Parks ~|
|Intro to Marine Biology|
|Intro To Oceanography|
|Conceptual Physics ~|
|GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I *~|
|GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II *~|
|COLLEGE PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA *~|
|COLLEGE PHYSICS II WITH ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY *~|
|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 College||3|
|International Politics +*~ (GR)|
|Computer/Information Literacy Competency at St. Petersburg College||3|
|COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS|
or EME 2040
|Intro to Tech for Educators|
|Total Credit Hours||27|
This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.
Denotes a Gordon Rule course.
Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.
Students can take the Honors versions of these courses.