Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ General Catalog: College Catalog 2019-2020 Program: Veterinary Science Certificate Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Veterinary Science Certificate

Total Certificate Hours: 35 or 36 credits

This program is designed to prepare individuals, under the supervision of veterinarians and animal science professionals, to learn techniques of patient management and clinical procedures. This one-year certificate allows students to focus on gaining the skills needed for an entry level position working in the veterinary science field.

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe common veterinary practices.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of veterinary practices and procedures, including office work and working with animals.
  3. Apply knowledge of animal health to the veterinary setting, including infectious disease identification and control, sterilization, and disinfection procedures.
  4. Graduates of this program will have the ability to illustrate desirable professional abilities for employment, including self-motivation, self-awareness, teamwork, flexibility, stress management, and providing quality care for animals.
  5. Program graduates will be able to accurately recognize basic business concepts and policies and how they relate to agriculture in order to provide effective service.
  6. A program graduate will be capable of demonstrating effective communication techniques as applied to agricultural and natural resource concepts.
  7. Graduates of this program will be able to discuss and defend a general knowledge in agricultural industry by discovering, analyzing and applying current trends and industry needs toward innovative solutions.
  8. Identify and apply concepts of breeding, physiology, nutrition, herd-health, economics and management into practical and profitable animal production programs.
  9. Analyze, identify and implement management decisions that impact agricultural production and finances, to include implementation of appropriate technology in common production scenarios.

Required Courses (23 credits)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
AGP 215 - Animal Health Credits: 3(2-1)
ASC 100 - Animal Science Credits: 3(3-0)
ASC 225 - Feeds and Feeding Credits: 4(3-1)
ASC 230 - Farm Animal Anatomy & Physiology Credits: 3 (3-0)
ASC 288 - Livestock Practicum Credits: 2(1-1)
VET 140 - Veterinary Science I Credits: 4 (1-3)
VET 141 - Veterinary Science II Credits: 4 (4-0)

Electives (13 credits)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
RFM 280 - Intern Placement Credits: 1(1-0)


VET 180 - Internship Credits: 12 (0-12)


AGE 102 - Agriculture Economics: GT-SS1 Credits: 3(3-0)


MAT 107 - Career Math Credits: 3(3-0)


ASC 245 - Equine Evaluation Credits: 3(2-1)


ASC 250 - Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation Credits: 3(1-2)