Since 2006, 98% of our A.S. degree graduates have found jobs in the field, are continuing their education or are serving in the military.
Please be advised that you will need to pay for background and drug screenings prior to taking your first health class at SPC.
Our Veterinary Technology Associate in Science degree gives you a solid foundation for success. Our online program means you don’t have to give up your job to finish your degree. Our program has an excellent national reputation.
SPC's A.S. and B.A.S. degrees in Veterinary Technology are accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
The following scholarships are available to all Vet Tech students. You will need to apply through the St. Petersburg College Foundation to be eligible.
Our program prepares you to become a veterinary technician, who uses scientific knowledge and skills to benefit society through protecting animal health, relieving animal suffering, conserving livestock resources, promoting public health and advancing medical knowledge.
Employment is expected to grow much faster than average as many jobs go unfilled because of a shortage of veterinary technicians. Also, pet owners are becoming more willing to pay for advanced veterinary care.
Dr. Richard Flora, Dean and Curriculum Coordinator, VT (727) 302-6721
Additional Information: Vet Tech Program
APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
20141/0490 (BEGINNING 7/26/2014) OR LATER
~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~
ON CAMPUS PROGRAM BEGINS IN AUGUST AND JANUARY
MINIMUM GRADE OF "C" REQUIRED IN ALL COURSES
Natural Sciences - Any Natural Science course and Lab with AST, BCH, BOT, BSC, CHM, ESC, EVR, EVS, GLY, MCB, OCB, OCE, PCB, PSC , PHY, ZOO prefix
The Distance Education Program is designed for students who cannot commute to campus. The credit earned by distance education is the same as credit earned on campus. Students may combine distance education courses with on-site courses in order to better accommodate work and family obligations. The difference between local and distance learning is in the method of delivery, not in the content or the desired outcomes.
Before entering the first semester of the Distance Veterinary Technology “program courses,” all students must have completed at least 18 of the 22 credits of general education and support courses including composition, speech, mathematics, and natural science and be computer literate. Students may take the general education and support courses at any regionally accredited college or university, or they may complete them through St. Petersburg College campus or distance education courses. Applicants must have worked or volunteered in a veterinary hospital at least 40 hours prior to applying for admission to fulfill the clinical observation requirement. Students must also be in a veterinary hospital at least 20 hours per week each semester they are enrolled in the distance program. Students must master over 200 tasks and skills, resulting in the need to be in a hospital where there is the opportunity, equipment, supplies, and expertise to be instructed and learn these tasks and skills. Candidates will also complete the Health Programs Application before they will be considered for acceptance into the Veterinary Technology Program. Please contact a counselor and/or advisor.
Distance Program – Veterinary Technology Courses are designed to be completed in the specific sequence below. Please contact the program director for advice if you wish to make adjustments.
The shortest wait times are in the morning. To be sure you will see an advisor, please arrive at least one hour before closing. Limited services may be available up to an hour before closing, depending on the number of students waiting.
This A.S. degree transfers to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.
Due to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are particular to each state, students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada and North Carolina can no longer be enrolled in online classes at St. Petersburg College as long as they are residents of those states. If you have questions regarding this new policy, please send them to email@example.com.
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