Veterinary Assisting

Veterinary Assisting Courses

Award: Diploma
Required number of credits: 41
Program Start: Fall, Spring

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

The Veterinary Assisting program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General Education courses
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite. See the course description for more details.

Semester 1
AGS113 Survey of the Animal Industry -OR- 3 $505.50
Agriculture Elective 3
AGS211 Issues Facing Animal Science 2 $337.00
AGS218 Domestic Animal Physiology 4 $674.00
AGS319 Animal Nutrition 3 $505.50
AGV154 Veterinary Reception and Administration Skills 4 $722.00

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Total Credits 16
Semester 2
AGV121 Veterinary Medical Terminology 2 $337.00
AGV123 Companion Animal -OR- 3 $505.50
AGS216 Equine Science -OR- 3 $505.50
AGS225 Swine Science -OR- 3 $505.50
AGS226 Beef Cattle Science 3 $505.50
AGV140 Veterinary Pharmacology 3 $505.50
ENG105 Composition I -OR- 3 $505.50
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3 $505.50
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3 $505.50
Math Electives 3
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $505.50
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $505.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 17
Semester 3 – Summer
AGT805 Employment Experience 5 $842.50
AGV101 Veterinary Assisting 3 $555.50

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Total Credits 8
Math Electives
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $842.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $674.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $505.50
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $674.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $674.00
MAT219 Calculus III 4 $674.00
Agriculture Electives
AGA214 Cash Grains 3 $505.50
AGA376 Integrated Pest Management 3 $505.50
AGB101 Agricultural Economics 3 $505.50
AGB235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3 $505.50
AGB303 Agriculture Leadership 3 $505.50
AGB330 Farm Business Management 3 $505.50
AGB331 Entrepreneurship in Agriculture 3 $537.50
AGB336 Agricultural Selling 3 $505.50
AGP333 Precision Farming Systems 3 $505.50
AGP450 Fundamentals of GIS 3 $505.50
AGS216 Equine Science 3 $505.50
AGS225 Swine Science 3 $505.50
AGS226 Beef Cattle Science 3 $505.50
AGS272 Foods of Animal Origin 5 $842.50
AGS275 Food Safety and Analysis 3 $505.50
AGS305 Livestock Evaluation 3 $505.50

Course Cost Calculation:
2016–2017 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 131
319-296-4011
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Student Success Specialist

Laurie Plum
Bremer Hall 124
319-296-2329 ext.1065
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Program Advisors

Ole Cleveland
Bremer Hall 111C
319-296-2329 ext.1414
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Dresden Wulf
Bremer Hall 111D
319-296-2329 ext.1084
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Dean

Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
319-296-4042
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