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Veterinary Assisting Courses

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

2020–2021 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

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-211 Issues Facing Animal Science 2 $402.00
AGS-218 Domestic Animal Physiology 4 $874.00
AGS-319 Animal Nutrition 3 $603.00
AGV-154 Veterinary Reception and Administration Skills 4 $804.00
Agriculture Elective 3
Total Credits 16

Semester 2
AGV-121 Veterinary Medical Terminology 8WK1 2 $402.00
AGV-123 Companion Animal -OR- 8WK2 3 $603.00
AGS-216 Equine Science -OR- 8WK2 3 $603.00
AGS-225 Swine Science -OR- 8WK1 3 $603.00
AGS-226 Beef Cattle Science 8WK1 3 $603.00
AGV-140 Veterinary Pharmacology 3 $603.00
ENG-105 Composition I -OR- O E 3 $603.00
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3 $603.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $603.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- O E 3 $603.00
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4 $804.00
Math Elective 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- O E 3 $603.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $603.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3 $603.00
Total Credits 17

Semester 3 — Summer
AGT-805 Employment Experience 5 $1005.00
AGV-101 Veterinary Assisting
Required summer course.
3 $653.00
Total Credits 8

Agriculture Electives
AGA-214 Cash Grains 3 $633.00
AGA-376 Integrated Pest Management 3 $643.00
AGB-101 Agricultural Economics 3 $603.00
AGB-235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3 $603.00
AGB-303 Agriculture Leadership 3 $603.00
AGB-330 Farm Business Management 8WK1 3 $603.00
AGB-331 Entrepreneurship in Agriculture 3 $603.00
AGB-336 Agricultural Selling 8WK1 3 $603.00
AGP-333 Precision Farming Systems 3 $603.00
AGP-450 Fundamentals of GIS 3 $603.00
AGS-113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3 $603.00
AGS-216 Equine Science 8WK2 3 $603.00
AGS-225 Swine Science 8WK1 3 $603.00
AGS-226 Beef Cattle Science 8WK1 3 $603.00
AGS-272 Foods of Animal Origin 8WK1 5 $1055.00
AGS-275 Food Safety and Analysis 3 $603.00
AGS-305 Livestock Evaluation 3 $618.00

Math Electives
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $804.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $603.00
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $603.00
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $804.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $804.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $804.00

Course Cost Calculation

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

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Student Success Specialist

Cody Chesmore
Bremer Hall 124
319-296-2329 ext.1223
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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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Administrative Assistant

Connie Smith
Buchanan Hall 128
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