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Animal Science

ANS 3006   INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): PCB 3063C. This course provides an overview of the discipline of livestock production. The course covers the fundamentals of animal science, including nutrition, feeds, genetics, reproduction, healthcare and management of major and minor species. The agricultural industries of animal production will also be explored. 47 contact hours.

ATE 1001   VETERINARY OFFICE PROCEDURES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Must be a Dual Credit Student. This course is designed to acquaint the student with mathematics and office procedures used in veterinary hospital management and veterinary computer applications. This course will also introduce the student to the laws and the agencies governing the care, use, and movement of animals and livestock. The course includes veterinary issues, resume writing, and effective job seeking techniques. 64 contact hours.

ATE 1050   VETERINARY TERMINOLOGY AND SMALL ANIMAL BREEDS AND BEHAVIOR

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Must be a Dual Credit Student. This course introduces the student to medical and veterinary terminology. Included is an introduction to the foundation of veterinary and medical language such as word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. This course also is a lecture/lab course on normal canine and feline behavior, obedience training, and feline training. Discussion topics will include normal canine and feline behavior and causes of behavior problems in dogs and cats. The student will train a dog and a cat, will discuss or apply corrections for common behavioral problems, and will learn about the different canine and feline breeds. 64 contact hours.

ATE 1110   ANIMAL ANATOMY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology AS program. Corequisite: ATE 1110L. This course will teach the fundamentals of anatomy of domestic animals, especially the canine, with emphasis on locating and identifying the anatomical regions and landmarks. Introduction to descriptive and topographical terms to aid the student in communicating with the professional staff. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 1110L   ANIMAL ANATOMY LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology AS Program. Corequisite: ATE 1110. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental techniques involved in anatomic dissection as well as necropsy procedures. This laboratory will correlate with lecture material learned in Animal Anatomy and will help to visualize these concepts. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 1211   ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Veterinary Technology AS program and ATE 1110 and ATE 1110L, both with a grade of "C" or higher. This course is designed to acquaint the student with physiology of the domestic animal species. The course emphasizes the differences between the systems of domestic animals. Aspects of physiology relating to the pathogenesis of certain diseases will also be discussed. 47 contact hours.

ATE 1301   BASICS OF VETERINARY MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or appropriate scores on the SPC Placement Test.  This course will guide the student in an overview of the components necessary to manage any veterinary hospital. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 1302   LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or appropriate scores on the SPC Placement Test. This course will guide the student in the study of legal issues with an emphasis on the legal aspects of veterinary hospitals. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 1303   MARKETING FOR THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or appropriate scores on the SPC Placement Test. This course will help the student to plan, organize, direct and evaluate marketing programs for a small business with an emphasis on the veterinary hospital. It will give the student a basic understanding of the marketing aspects of veterinary practices. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 1304   VETERINARY FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or appropriate scores on the SPC Placement Test. This course will guide the student in the study of veterinary financial accounting with an emphasis on measuring, communicating and interpreting financial activity in the veterinary hospital with an emphasis on managing cash flow and planning. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 1311L   VETERINARY OFFICE PROCEDURES

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of "C" or MAT 1100 or any three-credit course with MGF, MAC or STA prefix with a minimum grade of "C" and admission to the Veterinary Technology AS program. This course is designed to acquaint the student with mathematics and office procedures used in veterinary hospital management and veterinary computer applications. 47 contact hours.

ATE 1364   LEADERSHIP IN THE VETERINARY OFFICE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or appropriate scores on the SPC Placement Test. This course focuses on the development of leadership skills. It provides a basic understanding of leadership and group dynamics theory and will assist the student in developing a personal philosophy of leadership and an awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities of leadership. Topics include decision making, leadership ethics, goal formation, building trust, empowering others, conflict resolution, and managing organizational change. The course will integrate readings from contemporary multi-cultural writing and experiential learning exercises with current leadership theories and practices. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 1636   LARGE ANIMAL CLINICAL AND NURSING SKILLS

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology program. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of farm animal herd health management, reproductive physiology, and lactation physiology. Aspects of farm animal husbandry will be discussed. 32 contact hours.

ATE 1650L   VETERINARY CLINICAL PRACTICE LAB I

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Veterinary Technology A.S. program. This course is designed to acquaint the student with basic laboratory and nursing skills, including restraint, history taking, examination room techniques, administration of medication, basic parasitology, and basic clinical pathology procedures. 15 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 1654L   VETERINARY CLINICAL PRACTICE LAB II

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: ATE 1650L with a grade of "C" or higher and ATE 1110 with a grade of "C" or higher. Corequisite: ATE 1944 with a minimum grade of “C”.  This course is designed to acquaint the student with basic skills in radiology and surgical nursing. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 1671L   LABORATORY ANIMAL MEDICINE

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: ATE 2651L with a minimum grade of "C." This course is a study of the technical clinical aspects of laboratory animal care, including restraint and handling, common diseases, and nutrition of common laboratory species. 47 contact hours.

ATE 1741   VETERINARY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Veterinary Technology A.S. program. This course is an introduction to medical terminology and veterinary terminology. Included is an introduction to the foundation of veterinary and medical language such as word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. 16 contact hours.

ATE 1943   VETERINARY WORK PRACTICUM I

credits: 1  

Pre or Corequisite ATE 1650L with a minimum grade of “C” and Admission to the Veterinary Technology A.S. program. This course consists of supervised clinical experience in a work place approved by the instructor. A minimum of 64 hours in a full service veterinary clinic is required. 64 contact hours.

ATE 1944   VETERINARY WORK PRACTICUM II

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: ATE 1943 with a grade of "C" or higher. Pre or corequisite ATE 1654L with a minimum grade of “C.” This course consists of supervised clinical experience in a workplace approved by the instructor. A minimum of 64 hours in an approved workplace is required. 64 contact hours.

ATE 2050C   SMALL ANIMAL BREEDS AND BEHAVIOR

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology AS program. This is a lecture/lab course on normal canine and feline behavior, obedience training and feline training. Discussion topics will include normal canine and feline behavior and causes of behavior problems in dogs and cats. The student will train a dog and a cat, will discuss or apply corrections for common behavioral problems, and will learn about the different canine and feline breeds. 32 contact hours.

ATE 2349   VETERINARY HOSPITAL OPERATIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028 or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or appropriate scores on the SPC Placement Test. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of best practices in veterinary hospital operations. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 2501C   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology AS program. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the laws and the agencies governing the care, use, and movement of animals and livestock. The course also includes veterinary issues, resume writing, and effective job seeking techniques. 32 contact hours.

ATE 2611   ANIMAL ANESTHESIA

credits: 3  

Pre- or corequisite: ATE 1211 with a minimum grade of “C.” This is a course designed to acquaint the student with common surgical procedures, anesthesiology, asepsis, surgical instrument identification and care, veterinary dentistry, obstetrics, and pediatric care for companion animals. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 2612   ANIMAL MEDICINE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ATE 1211 with a minimum grade of “C.” The course topics include immunity, disease prevention, common vaccinations and diseases, physical therapy, oxygen and fluid therapy, obstetrics and pediatric care, and veterinary dentistry in companion animals. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 2631   ANIMAL NURSING

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Veterinary Technology A.S. program. This course is a study of the technical skills of hospital maintenance and disinfection, general patient care, clinical nutrition, medicating animals, exam room techniques, diagnostic imaging including radiography, ultrasonography and endoscopy, zoonotic diseases, and human health hazards associated with veterinary medicine. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 2634   ANIMAL PHARMACOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ATE 1211 with a minimum grade of “C.” This course is a study of the principles and practices related to veterinary pharmacology. Lecture topics will include a review of veterinary pharmacology and pharmacokinetics. Emphasis is on the application of the principles of pharmacology. 47 contact hours.

ATE 2638   ANIMAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Any College-level BSC or ZOO with a minimum grade of “C,” ATE 1211 with a minimum grade of “C.” Corequisite: ATE 2638L. This lecture course is designed to introduce the veterinary technician student to common parasites and their life cycles seen in routine veterinary practice. Hematology and the kinetics of the hematopoietic system are discussed with emphasis on normal blood smears and common changes seen during disease states of domestic animals. 47 contact hours.

ATE 2638L   ANIMAL LABORATORY PROCEDURE LABORATORY

credits: 2  
Corequisite: ATE 2638. This course is for the reinforcement and application of laboratory procedures and principles taught in Animal Laboratory Procedures. 90 contact hours.

ATE 2639   ANIMAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ATE 2638 with a minimum grade of “C.” Corequisite: ATE 2639L. This lecture course serves as a continuation of Animal Lab Procedures I and covers topics of immunology, organ function and diagnostic testing. Additional topics include normal and abnormal exfoliative cytology, veterinary microbiology, and the evaluation of endocrine disorders. 47 contact hours.

ATE 2639L   ANIMAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES LAB II

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: ATE 2638L with a minimum grade of “C.” Corequisite: ATE 2639. This course provides experience in the clinical application of the techniques discussed in Animal Laboratory Procedures II in the areas of immunology, clinical chemistry, cytology, veterinary microbiology, coagulation testing, and abnormal and comparative hematology. 92 contact hours.

ATE 2651L   ANIMAL NURSING AND MEDICINE LABORATORY I

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: ATE 1654L with a minimum grade of “C,” ATE 1311L with minimum grade of “C,” ATE 1211 with minimum grade of “C.” Pre- or corequisites: ATE 2611 with a minimum grade of “C,” ATE 2631 with a minimum grade of “C.” This course is designed to acquaint the student with laboratory procedures, exam room techniques, anesthesia, and principles of radiology practices utilized in veterinary hospitals. 92 contact hours.

ATE 2653L   ANIMAL NURSING AND MEDICINE LABORATORY II

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: ATE 2651L with a minimum grade of “C.” This course is a continuation of Animal Nursing and Medicine Laboratory I. Skills will be developed in veterinary anesthesia, animal nursing care, and veterinary radiology procedures. 92 contact hours.

ATE 2656L   LARGE ANIMAL CLINICAL AND NURSING SKILLS LAB

credits: 1  
Pre- or corequisite: ATE 1636 with a minimum grade of “C.” This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of large animal husbandry, herd health management, preventive medicine, animal restraint and nutrition as it relates to the bovine, equine, porcine, and caprine species. 47 contact hours.

ATE 2661   LARGE ANIMAL DISEASES

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: ATE 1636 with a minimum grade of “C”. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of preventative medicine and common diseases present in the large animal species. Aspects of equine, bovine, ovine and porcine diseases and common treatments will be emphasized. 17 contact hours.

ATE 2710   ANIMAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE

credits: 1  
Pre- or corequisite: ATE 1211 with a minimum grade of “C.” This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of emergency veterinary medicine, including office and record systems, veterinary emergency first aid, toxicology, as well as knowledge of assistance in specialized veterinary medical and surgical techniques relating to common emergencies. 17 contact hours.

ATE 2722   AVIAN AND EXOTIC PET MEDICINE

credits: 2  

Pre or corequisite: ATE 1211 with a minimum grade of “C.” This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of avian and exotic pet husbandry, physiology, management, and medicine. This course includes the following vertebrate groups as lecture topics: reptiles, birds and exotic mammals. 32 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 2945   VETERINARY WORK PRACTICUM III

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: ATE 1944 with a minimum grade of “C.” Pre- or corequisite: ATE 2651L with a minimum grade of “C.” This course consists of supervised clinical experience in a full service veterinary clinic and/or shelter approved by the instructor. A minimum of 64 hours is required, at least 16 of which must be performed in an animal shelter. May be repeated one time for credit in a clinical worksite approved by the instructor. 64 contact hours.

ATE 2946   VETERINARY WORK PRACTICUM IV

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: ATE 2945 with a minimum grade of “C.” This course consists of supervised clinical experience in a full service veterinary clinic and/or emergency clinic approved by the instructor. A minimum of 64 hours is required, at least 32 of which must be performed in an emergency clinic. 64 contact hours.

ATE 2947   VETERINARY WORK PRACTICUM V

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: ATE 2946 with a minimum grade of "C". This course consists of supervised clinical experience in a workplace approved by the instructor. A minimum of 64 hours in an approved workplace is required. 64 contact hours. May be repeated up to four times.

ATE 3100   TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

credits: 1  

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Vet Tech BAS program or Vet Tech Certificate program. This course will introduce and review core concepts that will increase the probability of the veterinary technology student’s successful completion of the Bachelor’s program in Veterinary Technology. The course is designed to familiarize and/or review the following: navigating the online environment, using the SPC online library and the Internet as a research tool, the essentials of writing and grammar, core concepts for writing using American Psychological Association (APA), standards for writing style and referencing, introduction to PowerPoint, and introduction to an electronic portfolio system. 16 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3200   SAFETY AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

credits: 1  

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Vet Tech BAS program or Vet Tech Certificate program. This course will introduce and heighten veterinary technician learner’s awareness of veterinary specific safety hazards and regulatory compliance issues. The course is designed to acquaint veterinary technician learners to the following: (1) personal safety hazards, (2) patient safety hazards, (3) Human Resource issues related to safety, (4) licenses, permits, and registrations, (5) Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), and (6) reproductive and gender issues. 16 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3316   FINANCE FOR THE VETERINARY MANAGER

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology BAS Program or Vet Tech Baccalaureate Certificate Program. This course will guide the student in the study of the financial and economic concepts necessary to run a small business with an emphasis on managing cash flow and planning. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3344   SUPERVISION IN THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ATE 3100 with a minimum grade of “C”, ATE 3200 with a minimum grade of “C" and (admission to the Vet Tech BAS program or Vet Tech Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program). This course will prepare the student to manage the human resource cycle in its entirety in the veterinary hospital including the care of employees while in the organization. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3410   DENTAL TECHNIQUES IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

credits: 3  
This course will focus on learning and applying techniques in preventive care, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics and dental radiology appropriate for veterinary technicians. The student will acquire knowledge of dental diseases, diagnostic techniques and therapeutic technique and equipment.47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3510   UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND

credits: 3  
This course will focus on human-companion animal interactions. Students will relate to animal-assisted therapy/activity, care and uses of service animals and humane education programs. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3515   LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ATE 3100 with a minimum grade of “C" and (admission to the Vet Tech BAS program or Vet Tech Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program). This course is part of the managerial track in the BAS program in veterinary technology. It will give the student an understanding of the legal and ethical aspects of veterinary practice. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3601   INTEGRATIVE VETERINARY NURSING

credits: 3  
This course provides an overview of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recognized alternative and complementary therapies being used in veterinary medicine today. Emphasis will be on exploring the history, philosophy, application and research supporting each selected modality. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3605   SMALL ANIMAL NUTRITION

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Veterinary Technology BAS program or Biology BS program. This course provides identification and function of nutrients, understanding of pet food labels, and applications for wellness, life stages, and therapeutic nutrition (prescription foods) for dogs and cats. 47 contact hours.

ATE 3615   VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology BAS program or permission of the Dean. This course develops the concepts of pharmacology essential in understanding the advanced clinical courses of the baccalaureate program. The technologist will learn both the scientific fundamentals and the practical applications of pharmacology. The course will explore the most commonly used classes of drugs, the applications to each body system and the record keeping responsibilities involved in handling and prescribing medications, including controlled substances. Students will achieve mastery of concepts through completion of exams, written assignments and case studies. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3616   SMALL ANIMAL NURSING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ATE 3615 with minimum grade of “C.” This course will focus on the nursing care required by companion animals as the result of disease or neonatal, geriatric, and obstetrical needs. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3617   COMPANION ANIMAL DISEASES

credits: 3  

Pre- or corequisites: ATE 3744 with a minimum grade of “C” and ATE 3615 with a minimum grade of “C.” This course is designed to provide the student with essential knowledge of the common diseases affecting companion animals.  Students will learn the basics of recognizing diseases. Clinical signs, diagnostic tests and appropriate client education will be highlighted. The course will emphasize dogs and cats, but will also include other companion species including birds, ferrets and rodents. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3637   SMALL ANIMAL NUTRITION

credits: 3  

This course # will become ATE 3605 effective 7/26/2014. Prerequisite: Admission into the Veterinary Technology BAS program or Biology BS program. This course provides identification and function of nutrients, understanding of pet food labels, and applications for wellness, life stages, and therapeutic nutrition (prescription foods) for dogs and cats. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3642   VETERINARY OPHTHALMIC NURSING

credits: 3  
This course will focus on the duties of the veterinary technician in the course of providing ophthalmic care to dogs, cats, exotics, and horses. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3643   LARGE ANIMAL NURSING

credits: 3  
This course will focus on the medical and surgical knowledge and skills necessary to function as an effective veterinary technician caring for equine and bovine patients. Topics covered will include diseases, nursing care, surgery, nutrition, and pain management. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3658   ANESTHESIA AND SURGICAL NURSING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ATE 3615 with a minimum grade of “C.” This course will focus on anesthesia and surgical procedures associated with providing anesthesia and surgical services to veterinary patients, including anesthetic, pre-surgical, surgical, and post-surgical procedures. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3744   ADVANCED VETERINARY TERMINOLOGY

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology BAS program or permission of the Dean. This course expands on the basics of terminology introduced in Associate Degree terminology courses. Words for each system of the body will be mastered as well as knowledge of abbreviations used in pharmacology, record keeping and laboratory testing. Students will achieve mastery of concepts through completion of exams and written assignments requiring use of the terminology. 17 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3803   TEACHING TECHNIQUES FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

credits: 3  
This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to educational concepts and theory relative to effective communication in many veterinary settings. Topics included are development and design of training materials, designing goals and objectives for training materials, client instruction, principles of learning, learning styles and motivation, case-based learning, and using media and software. Emphasis will be on presenting the basic concepts of planning, development and evaluation of presentations and materials. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 3914   INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology BAS program and ATE 3100 and ATE 3200. This course is an overview of the role and scope of research as it relates to the formation of veterinary technology knowledge and the application to veterinary technology practice. The focus is on basic strategies, methodology, and the types of research design. Critiquing of current veterinary technology research is included. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 4000   VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY PRECAPSTONE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology BAS program and  ATE 3914 with a minimum grade of “C”. Pre or Co-requisite ATE 4854 with a minimum grade of "C".  This course is designed to prepare the student for successful completion of Veterinary Technology Capstone II. The student will apply knowledge of a professional role in veterinary technology to develop a capstone project based on education, internship, or research. The student will formulate a plan of study and present his/her plan to a committee for approval. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 4051   ADVANCED VETERINARY BEHAVIOR

credits: 3  
This course will introduce the student to tasks expected of a technician working at a veterinary practice where behavior cases are evaluated. Tasks to include: phone triage, collecting behavioral history, implementing a behavior plan and follow up calls and visits. Animal learning and communication dogs and cats will be covered as well as basic psychopharmacology. Student projects will include keeping a log of observed animal behavior and designing a behavioral education program. 47 or equivalent contact hours.

ATE 4317   VETERINARY HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ATE 3100 and ATE 3200 with minimum grade of “C" and (admission to the Vet Tech BAS program or Vet Tech Baccalaureate Certificate Program). This course will give the student an overview of business subjects that will be applicable in any business environment but with particular emphasis in veterinary medicine. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 4319   VETERINARY HOSPITAL MARKETING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the BAS Veterinary Technology program or admission to the Vet Tech Baccalaureate Certificate Program. This course will give the student an overview of pricing, advertising, product and service positioning, and marketing research methods for the veterinary hospital. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 4711   EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE

credits: 3  
This course will focus on learning and applying emergency and critical care techniques appropriate for veterinary technicians. The student will acquire knowledge of the proper use of drugs, fluids, and equipment for emergency and critical care patients. Students will also learn to evaluate and monitor these patients. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 4813   VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE

credits: 3  
Pre- or corequisites: ATE 3914 and ATE 4854. This course is an opportunity for the student to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the program to a contemporary issue in the profession. It should be taken during the student's last semester at the college. The student will address a major case study or professional issue in detail. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 4814   VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE II

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ATE 4000 with a minimum grade of “C” and ATE 3914 with a minimum grade of “C”. This course is an opportunity for the student to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the program to a chosen professional role through education, internship or research. It must be taken during the student’s last semester at the college. 77 contact hours or equivalent.

ATE 4854   LEADERSHIP IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ATE 3100 with minimum grade of “C,” ATE 3200 with minimum grade of “C"  and (admission to the Vet Tech BAS program or Vet Tech Certificate Program). This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of leadership. Emphasis will be on the development of leadership skills related to personal behavior, communication, organization and self-examination. This course explores opportunity to develop leadership roles appropriate to the veterinary technology profession. 47 contact hours or equivalent.


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