Veterinary Technology at PPCC
Veterinary medicine is a dream job for animal lovers. PPCC's accredited Veterinary Technology program prepares you to be job-ready for work in a variety of medical practices, research, conservation, wildlife rehab, and livestock health. PPCC currently offers a Veterinary Assistant Certification and will soon offer a Veterinary Technician, AAS degree.
What you will study
PPCC's Veterinary Technology programs educate and empower students to work in the veterinary healthcare field. Graduates will be trained to professionally and ethically interact with patients, clients, and other veterinary healthcare professionals.
You will study a variety of topics, including radiology and imaging, humane restraint technique, pharmacology, parasitology, laboratory procedures, surgical procedures and nursing, exotic animal care, large animal nursing and care, and more.
Classes you might take
You will be job-ready for entry-level positions in a general practice, emergency and critical care, specialty practice, or research as well as in conservation, wildlife rehab, and livestock health.
Upon graduation as a Certified Veterinary Assistant, you will be qualified to take vitals and do initial assessment with animal caregivers, maintain patient records, assist vet techs with diagnostic tests, maintain medical supplies, set-up supplies and equipment for medical procedures, and care for animals after surgery.
Upon graduation with an Associate of Applied Science (program start date TBD) , you will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) which allows you to become Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVTs) by the state of Colorado. You will be qualified to perform a variety of tasks, such as vaccine and medication administration, various diagnostic procedures, intermediate or advanced life-saving measures, and surgical nursing.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.