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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Veterinary Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

 

Curriculum Code: 0287  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2009)

 

Veterinary technicians are professionals dedicated to animal health care.  They are vital members of the veterinary medical team and are trusted with diverse medical responsibilities, including animal nursing care, life support, laboratory specimen analysis, physical therapy, surgical assistance, anesthesia, dental hygiene, X-ray imaging, nutritional management, and client education.  The variety in veterinary technology makes it a challenging medical career for those who enjoy working with animals and people.  Career opportunities exist with veterinary hospitals, biomedical research institutions, zoological parks, and other animal care facilities.

 

Students interested in this curriculum must apply to the joint LCC/MSU Veterinary Technology Program.  Students accepted to the Veterinary Technology Associate Degree Program at LCC must also apply to the MSU Veterinary Technology Program by January 15.  MSU?s admission is competitive.  Successful applicants would start attending classes at the MSU Veterinary School the following January.  Students are advised to have a strong background in biology, chemistry, algebra and computer science.  Students are encouraged to actively seek experience in the veterinary clinical setting.  This experience will help students form the foundation for career development, prior to enrolling in a college curriculum. Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

INFORMATION
Contact the Science Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 301, telephone number (517) 483-1092 or the MSU Department of Veterinary Technology at (517) 353-7267.

 

REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  20 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

BIOL 127

Cell Biology

4

CHEM 151

General Chemistry Lecture I

4

CHEM 161

General Chemistry Lab I

1

SOCL 120

Introduction to Sociology

4

SPCH 120

Dynamics of Communication

3

WRIT 121

Composition I

4

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  44-45 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  General Education Core Areas

0 Credits

(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for each core area.)

 

Communication Core Area (See Note 1)

0

 

Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)

0

 

Mathematics Core Area (See Note 2)

0

 

Science Core Area (See Note 1)

0

 

Writing Core Area (See Note 1)

0

 

CHOICE 2:  Mathematics

4-5 Credits

MATH 121

College Algebra I

4

MATH 126

College Algebra and Trig

5

 

CHOICE 3:  MSU Veterinary Medicine Courses (See Note 3)

40 Credits

 

Required Veterinary Medicine courses taken at

 

 

Michigan State University

 

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

64

 

NOTES:

 

1.

Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for this Core area.

2.

Students completing CHOICE 2 have fulfilled the requirements for this Core area.

3.

Specific Veterinary Medicine courses are necessary to fulfill this requirement.  These courses must be taken at Michigan State University.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

 

I

II

 

 

CHEM 151

BIOL 127

 

 

CHEM 161

SOCL 120

 

 

WRIT 121

SPCH 120

 

 

Lim. Ch. 2

 

 

 

                   

 

 



 
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