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Since 2006, 91% of our B.A.S. degree graduates have found jobs in the
field, are continuing their education or are serving in the military.
Due to state authorization requirements for distance learning for each state, students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada 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 call 727-341-4772.
Get ahead in your veterinary technology career with our online Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. This degree gives you the knowledge and skills and a solid credential to further your career and become a leader in your profession. Our online program means you don’t have to give up your job to finish your degree.
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).
SPC’s School of Veterinary Technology
recently received full accreditation from the American Animal Hospital
Association, signifying the highest level of medical care within the
veterinary medical profession. Only three of the 221 veterinary
technology programs accredited by the American Veterinary Medical
Association are also AAHA accredited.
“It is extremely rare within veterinary technology education that
veterinary technology programs are AAHA certified,” said Rich Flora,
Dean of the School of Veterinary Technology. “It is a tremendous credit
to the dedication of our faculty and staff to provide the highest
quality learning experience for our students and care for our animals.”
Information on SPC graduates, July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015
The overall job market for the veterinary profession is very good. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics has identified veterinarians and veterinary technicians as two of the top five growth professions over the next 15 years. As veterinary clinics continue to grow in size and the types of services offered, the need for highly competent hospital managers will increase as well.
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2016 (520)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2016 (520), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Dr. Richard Flora, Dean, Vet Tech, (727) 302-6721
Veterinary Technology (VETTC-BAS) program provides terminal degree opportunity for veterinary technicians. Tracks in clinical techniques and hospital management are offered. Program builds on technical skills acquired in AS Veterinary Technology programs with more in-depth knowledge in subject areas critical for veterinary technicians to be highly capable and contributing members of the profession.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Job Related Opportunities
Graduation from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited associates degree veterinary technology program and 15 credits of transferrable gen ed.
GRADE OF "C" REQUIRED IN ALL COURSES
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTAA Degree: transferrable credits
ADMISSIONS COURSESLower Division Veterinary Technology (by transfer)
MAJOR CORE COURSESCORE COURSES (Complete 18 credits)
SUBPLANSSelect ONE subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)
Select ONE of the following Subplans
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESCLINICAL TRACK (Complete 12 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESCLINICAL TRACK (Select 12 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESHOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Complete 12 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESHOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Select 12 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESCOMBINED CLINICAL AND HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Select 24 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESCOMBINED CLINICAL & HOSPITAL MGMT TRACK (Select 6 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESCOMBINED CLINICAL & HOSPITAL MGMT TRACK (Select 12 credits)
The following scholarships are available to all Vet Tech students. You will need to apply through the St. Petersburg College Foundation to be eligible.
The following scholarships are available for students in
St Petersburg College's B.A.S. - Veterinary Technology Program.
To be eligible for any of these scholarships, you will need to apply online through the SPC Foundation. Requirements for each award are identified. Once enrolled in the BAS program, you must:
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