Admission into the Veterinary Technology Program is considered depending
upon educational background, practical experience and references from
veterinarians and educators.
The following are requirements for admission into the Veterinary Technology Program:
Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing all required general education courses prior to the Fall or Spring semester for which they are applying to begin Veterinary Technology courses.
Vet Tech General Education Requirements:
- BIO 103 Principles of Biology 1 4 hours
- ENG 101 English Composition 1 3 hours
- MTH 116 preferred but any MTH 100 or above will be accepted 3 hours
- CIS 146 Basic Computer Elective 3 hours
- Social and Behavioral Science Elective: PSY 200 is preferred 3 hours
- Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 hours
- SPH 107 or SPH 106 (public speaking/ oral communications class) 3 hours
- Applicants can have no less than a grade of “C” on any required general education courses.
- Applicants must have a minimum of 360 hours of practical experience prior to the term in which they are applying to start the Veterinary Technology Program.
- Applicants must apply and be admitted to Jefferson State Community College or currently enrolled students must be in good standing with the college.
- Applicants must apply to the Veterinary Technology Program by deadlines found on the website.
- Veterinary Technology applications should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation (one of these letters must be from a veterinarian).
- Applicants must provide proof of health insurance.
- Accepted students are required to attend a mandatory orientation for Veterinary Technology.
Completion of the above requirements certifies eligibility, but in no way
implies or guarantees admission into the Veterinary Technology Program.
Acceptance into the program is at the sole discretion of the Program
Enrollment is limited to students who have fulfilled all application requirements necessary for the Veterinary Technology Program. New Students are accepted in both fall and spring semesters. Once the application deadline has passed; students will receive written notification of their status and details concerning an interview with the Program's Admission Committee. Students will not be allowed to register for Veterinary Technology classes until all necessary paperwork is completed and attendance of orientation is verified.
Jefferson State does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its admissions, programs and activities in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.