Advance your career with a Veterinary Technology B.A.S. Degree

Get ahead in your veterinary technology career with our online Veterinary Technology B.A.S. Degree. 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.

Subplans

  • Advanced clinical applications
  • Veterinary hospital management
  • Combined clinical and hospital management

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2019 Employment

8,450

2029

10,670

Percent Change

26

Projected Job Openings

990

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2019 Employment

112,200

2029

117,430

Percent Change

5

Projected Job Openings

12550

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2019 Employment

18,740

2029

20,690

Percent Change

10

Projected Job Openings

2260

Features of SPC's Veterinary Technology B.A.S. Degree

  • Offered entirely online
  • Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association through the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
  • Provides advanced training in a wide range of skills including animal anesthesia, dental hygiene, emergency and critical care, pharmacology, nutrition, behavior, finance, supervision, practice management and legal and ethical responsibilities.
  • Gives you advanced technical knowledge and principles of sound research design.
  • Prepares you to work in advanced clinical, educational, research and management settings.

Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Applied Science

VETTC-BAS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2021 (595)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2021 (595), 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.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Cynthia Grey
Associate Dean
(727) 302-6724
grey.cynthia@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

The Veterinary Technology (VETTC-BAS) program provides a terminal degree opportunity for veterinary technicians. This program offers specialized tracks in clinical techniques and hospital management and is designed to build on the technical skills acquired in the AS Veterinary Technology program. The curriculum provides 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.


Florida CIP Code

1105108081: VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY (BAS)

Federal CIP Code

01.8301: Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

Job Related Opportunities

  • Research, teaching, referral hospitals, specialty hospitals, federal and state regulatory agencies, public health, military, pharmaceutical and equipment companies

Admission Rules

Please review the Veterinary Technology B.A.S. Admission Guide.

The Admission Guide will outline the admission criteria specific to the Veterinary Technology B.A.S program as well as explain the timetable for evaluation and further admission correspondence. Please review this information carefully to ensure you submit a complete application at the appropriate time. Only students who satisfy all the application requirements and submit a complete application in accordance with the information detailed in the Admission Guide will be considered for admission.

Graduation from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited associates degree veterinary technology program and 15 credits of transferrable gen ed.

Fully Online.

Graduation Rules

GRADE OF "C" REQUIRED IN ALL COURSES

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
AA Degree: transferrable credits

Credits 37

ADMISSIONS COURSES
Lower Division Veterinary Technology (by transfer)

Credits 41

MAJOR CORE COURSES
CORE COURSES (Complete 18 credits)

* ATE 3052 Veterinary Technology: From Success to Safety 3
ATE 3515 Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 3615 Veterinary Pharmacology 3
ATE 4854 Leadership in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 4940 Veterinary Technology Capstone Practicum 6

SUBPLAN
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
CLINICAL TRACK (Complete 12 credits)

ATE 3605 Small Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 3616 Small Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3617 Companion Animal Diseases 3
ATE 3658 Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
CLINICAL TRACK (Select 12 credits)

ANS 3006 Introduction to Animal Science 3
ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 3316 Finance for the Veterinary Manager 3
ATE 3344 Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital 3
ATE 3410 Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 3510 Understanding the Human-Animal Bond 3
ATE 3601 Integrative Veterinary Nursing 3
ATE 3643 Large Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3803 Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians 3
ATE 3914 Introduction to Veterinary Technology Research 3
ATE 4051 Advanced Veterinary Behavior 3
ATE 4317 Veterinary Hospital Management 3
ATE 4319 Veterinary Hospital Marketing 3
ATE 4711 Emergency and Critical Care 3
ATE 4850 Communication & Professionalism in Veterinary Nursing 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Complete 12 credits)

ATE 3316 Finance for the Veterinary Manager 3
ATE 3344 Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital 3
ATE 4317 Veterinary Hospital Management 3
ATE 4850 Communication & Professionalism in Veterinary Nursing 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Select 12 credits)

ANS 3006 Introduction to Animal Science 3
ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 3410 Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 3510 Understanding the Human-Animal Bond 3
ATE 3601 Integrative Veterinary Nursing 3
ATE 3605 Small Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 3616 Small Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3617 Companion Animal Diseases 3
ATE 3643 Large Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3658 Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing 3
ATE 3803 Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians 3
ATE 3914 Introduction to Veterinary Technology Research 3
ATE 4051 Advanced Veterinary Behavior 3
ATE 4319 Veterinary Hospital Marketing 3
ATE 4711 Emergency and Critical Care 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
COMBINED CLINICAL AND HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Select 24 credits)

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
COMBINED TRACK: Clinical Electives (Select 6 credits)

ATE 3605 Small Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 3616 Small Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3617 Companion Animal Diseases 3
ATE 3658 Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
COMBINED TRACK: Hospital Management Electives (Select 6 credits)

ATE 3316 Finance for the Veterinary Manager 3
ATE 3344 Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital 3
ATE 4317 Veterinary Hospital Management 3
ATE 4850 Communication & Professionalism in Veterinary Nursing 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
COMBINED TRACK: General Electives (Select 12 credits)

ATE 3316 Finance for the Veterinary Manager 3
ATE 3344 Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital 3
ATE 3410 Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 3510 Understanding the Human-Animal Bond 3
ATE 3515 Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 3601 Integrative Veterinary Nursing 3
ATE 3616 Small Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3617 Companion Animal Diseases 3
ATE 3605 Small Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 3643 Large Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3658 Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing 3
ATE 3803 Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians 3
ATE 4051 Advanced Veterinary Behavior 3
ATE 4711 Emergency and Critical Care 3
ATE 4317 Veterinary Hospital Management 3
ATE 4319 Veterinary Hospital Marketing 3
ANS 3006 Introduction to Animal Science 3
ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 4850 Communication & Professionalism in Veterinary Nursing 3

* ATE 3052 has replaced ATE 3100, ATE 3200 and ATE 3744.

Total Credits 120

Scholarships for Veterinary Technology B.A.S. Degree students

The SPC Foundation offers more than 350 different scholarships to SPC students based on eligibility. Once you complete the single online application during the application windows, you will automatically be matched with any scholarships that you may be eligible for.

Continue Your Education at spc

SPC's Veterinary Technology Associate in Science Degree prepares you for the national certification exam and transfers to our Veterinary Technology B.A.S. Degree.

Once you earn your associate or bachelor's degree, you can continue with SPC's Veterinary Practice Management Certificate.

Veterinary Technology A.S. Degree

Program Admissions

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