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 Academic Evaluation 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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