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Students are admitted to the Veterinary Technology Program in August of each year. Course content is sequential, and students should plan to enroll in all Veterinary Technology courses in the order and during the terms indicated in the following curriculum outline.

** DENOTES COURSES THAT MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO APPLYING TO PROGRAM

Course Number

Course Title

Required Credits

 

 

 

 

Pre-requisite Courses

ENC 1101

English Composition I**

3 credits

CHM 1033

Chemistry for Health Sciences**

3 credits

CHM 1033L

Chemistry for Health Sciences**

1 credit

TOTAL

7 Credits

 

 

Major Courses – 1st Semester

 

ATE 1110

Animal Anatomy

3 credits

ATE 1211

Animal Physiology

3 credits

ATE 1110L

Animal Anatomy & Physiology Lab

1 credit

ATE 1650L

Introduction to Clinical Practice

1 credit

SPC 1017

Fundamentals of Speech

3 credits

 

TOTAL

11 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 2nd Semester

 

ATE 2638

Animal Lab Procedure I

3 credits

ATE 2638L

Animal Lab Procedure I Lab

2 credits

ATE 2652L

Introduction to Clinical Practice II

1 credit

ATE 2636

Large Animal Clinical & Nursing Skills

2 credits

ATE 2636L

Large Animal Clinical & Nursing Skills Lab

1 credit

ATE 2671C

Lab Animal Medicine

2 credits

PHI 2604

Critical Thinking/Ethics

3 credits

 

TOTAL

14 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 3rd Semester

 

ATE 2722C

Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine

2 credits

ATE 1630

Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians

2 credits

ATE 2639

Animal Lab Procedure II

3 credits

ATE 2639L

Animal Lab Procedure II Lab

2 credits

 

TOTAL

9 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 4th semester

 

ATE 1940

Veterinary Clinical Experience I

3 credits

ATE 2611

Animal Medicine I

3 credits

ATE 2631

Small Animal Nursing I

3 credits

ATE 2655L

Animal Nursing & Medicine Lab I

2 credits

ATE 2661

Large Animal Diseases

1 credit

CLP 1006

Psychology of Personal Effectiveness

3 credits

 

TOTAL

15 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 5th Semester

 

ATE 2050L

Animal Nursing and Medicine Lab II

2 credits

ATE 2612

Small Animal Nursing II

3 credits

ATE 2614

Animal Medicine II

3 credits

ATE 2710 Emergency Medicine 2 Credits

ATE 1941

Clinical Experience II

3 credits

 

TOTAL

13 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 6th Semester

 

ATE 2942

Clinical Experience III

4 Credits

 

TOTAL

4 Credits

 

GRAND TOTAL

73 CREDITS

 

 

 

CGS 1060 – Introduction to Microcomputer Usage - This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance. HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care must be successfully completed prior to applying to the program.

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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