Veterinary Assisting Courses

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

2018–2019 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed.

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.

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Semester 1
AGS-113 Survey of the Animal Industry -OR- 3 $561.00
Agriculture Elective 3
AGS-211 Issues Facing Animal Science 2 $374.00
AGS-218 Domestic Animal Physiology Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $758.00
AGS-319 Animal Nutrition 3 $561.00
AGV-154 Veterinary Reception and Administration Skills 4 $748.00
Total Credits 16

Semester 2
AGV-121 Veterinary Medical Terminology 2 $374.00
AGV-123 Companion Animal -OR- 3 $561.00
AGS-216 Equine Science -OR- 3 $561.00
AGS-225 Swine Science -OR- 3 $561.00
AGS-226 Beef Cattle Science 3 $561.00
AGV-140 Veterinary Pharmacology Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $561.00
ENG-105 Composition I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 Non-transfer general education course $561.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 Non-transfer general education course $561.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
MAT-156 Statistics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
Math Electives 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 Non-transfer general education course $561.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
Total Credits 17

Semester 3—Summer
AGT-805 Employment Experience 5 $935.00
AGV-101 Veterinary Assisting Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details.
Required summer course.
3 $611.00
Total Credits 8

Math Electives
MAT-122 College Algebra Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 5 General education course $935.00
MAT-128 Precalculus Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $561.00
MAT-210 Calculus I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-216 Calculus II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-219 Calculus III Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00

Agriculture Electives
AGA-214 Cash Grains 3 $576.00
AGA-376 Integrated Pest Management 3 $601.00
AGB-101 Agricultural Economics 3 $561.00
AGB-235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3 $561.00
AGB-303 Agriculture Leadership 3 $561.00
AGB-330 Farm Business Management 3 General education course $561.00
AGB-331 Entrepreneurship in Agriculture 3 $561.00
AGB-336 Agricultural Selling 3 $561.00
AGP-333 Precision Farming Systems 3 $561.00
AGP-450 Fundamentals of GIS 3 $561.00
AGS-216 Equine Science 3 $561.00
AGS-225 Swine Science 3 $561.00
AGS-226 Beef Cattle Science 3 $561.00
AGS-272 Foods of Animal Origin Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 5 $970.00
AGS-275 Food Safety and Analysis 3 $561.00
AGS-305 Livestock Evaluation 3 $576.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

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